March 16, 2012, Paul decided he would incorporate The Broughton Investment Group, Inc. in the State of Texas. His business model is simple:
- Put the clients’ interest above everything.
- Bring comprehensive, holistic and dependable financial planning to his clients.
- Offer a fair price for his investment and financial services.
- Give back to the community/church.
- Offer real-world, pragmatic, and concise advice based on years of education and experience.
- Never stop listening, learning, and adopting new practices which are beneficial to the client.
- A Fee-Only wealth management firm dedicated to integrity and transparency.
- A firm built on integrity, trust and responsibility.
Executive Financial Planner
Tony Ackerman, RICP, is the President and Executive Financial Planner for The Broughton Investment Group, Inc. (The BIG, Inc.) in Houston, Texas. His career in financial advising began in 2007 when he joined New England Financial and New England Securities. During his early years in the business, Mr. Ackerman became certified in financial planning for families with special needs children or adults. He is also a Retirement Income Certified Professional® from the American College of Financial Services.
A fifth generation Houstonian, Mr. Ackerman attended Memorial High School and completed his Bachelor of Art degrees in Economics and Management at Rice University. He chairs the Rice Business Network for Rice University Alumni. He is very active in his church and serves his community as a longtime member of the National Exchange Club. He has five grown children and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Robert offers clients over 30 years of professional portfolio management and securities trading. He has managed two mutual funds, a senior portfolio manager for a large midwestern money manager, and manger of three large regional securities firm’s bond trading and sales operations. He has also managed a High Yield and non-US Dollar bond portfolio. Most of his financial Planning experience comes from the corporate side, where he was assistant treasurer of a major oil and gas exploration firm, along with the head of Cash Management for a major refiner. During his years in the business, he was one of the founders of the Treasurer’s Management Association (TMA), President of the Houston Bond Club, Chairman of the Secondary Marketing Committee for SBA.
Robert started his career as an Asset/Liability Manger for a major regional bank, so financial planning is a natural extension of his background
A graduate of Chaminade University of Honolulu, Matt hails from the San Francisco Bay area. With years of experience spread across multiple financial institutions, Matt brings a straightforward approach to the financial stewardship of his clients.
I graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Accounting. U of H is also where I realized and developed my passion for finance. In 2016 I started my career at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor for one reason "help others have a better tomorrow”. In 2021 I took my knowledge and experience to Broughton Investment Group.
Most of my clients see their money as a tool to live a life of purpose. If your challenge is balancing your desire to maintain your lifestyle & health while cultivating your family legacy, then we are your team. If you want more than investment advice with an advisor you can confide in, to understand your unique family dynamics or business needs, and encourages you to use your wealth in the most meaningful/productive ways, then we are your team of advisors.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, biking, watching soccer, and spending time with my lovely wife Lisa and our two dogs.
Karen has been in the industry since 2005 and has worked on both the corporate and the agency side of the business. Her corporate experience includes supporting numerous branches across various states, negotiating business contracts, managing all aspects of HR, monitoring and handling licensing as well as compliance.
Karen graduated from Canbourne University with a B. S. in Computer Science and an MBA. She has a CISR certification from National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research and is a Certified Texas Teacher in Business. Her civic involvement includes supporting the US troops overseas, Habitat for Humanity and the Ronald McDonald House.
Sean received his MBA from the University of Houston – Downtown and his bachelor’s from Babcock University.
Sean works with all BIG advisors on onboarding clients, financial planning tools, and investment portfolio recommendations.
When he is not working, he is probably running, looking for the next cool bike trail or home with his wife planning their next vacation.
Alexis is a native of Austin, Texas and is the digital guru on the team. She diligently attends every client meeting to ensure continuity in planning, recommendations, and overall progress. She drives the beginnings of many of the relationships with the team by reaching out through multi-faceted digital channels to manage the consistency of the content delivered and ensures the overall integrity of our scheduling process to give you a level of concierge service that is unrivaled in our industry.
Scott has 25 years of experience in the private security industry. He has had roles in all aspects of physical security; from managing Loss Prevention departments at major big box retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue, to the physical security of major festivals (Austin City Limits, Ozzfest, etc.) and sporting events (F1 racing and X Games), to concert security and personal protection of celebrities and executives. When not looking after the interests of Mr. Broughton, his family, and his business, he can be found studying and enjoying photography and video editing.