11980 San Vicente Blvd, Ste 708
Los Angeles, CA 90049


(310) 476-9800


(310) 476-9803

Herman J Nainkin

1991 began my financial planning practice after completing my post graduate degree in business.

1998 merged my life insurance and investment practices into one company and co-founded The Portfolio Bureau (Pty) Ltd in which I was a Managing Director.  

2001 I was admitted as a Fellow of the Financial Planning Institute of South Africa, specializing in investment management, quantitative and behavioral finance disciplines and use of traditional & alternative asset management philosophies to meet market conditions and client objectives.

2002 moved to Los Angeles & joined The MONY Group (later acquired by AXA Financial). This provided a rich environment to learn key insurance, investment & tax concepts specific to the USA.

2006 I became an independent financial advisor with two associations:

FORTRESS FINANCIAL: for non security related financial products such as Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Disability Insurance and Long Term Care.  I am the founder of Fortress Financial and an insurance agent.

UNITED PLANNERS for consulting related to securities I act as either a Registered Representative or an Investment Advisor Representative of United Planners Financial Services of America.   United Planners is a Securities & Exchange Commission registered Investment Advisor.  Member FINRA, SIPC.

2014 United Planners invited me to become a Limited Partner of the firm.  As of December 31st, 2017 it had a total of $2,818,763,298 in assets under management.

In my spare time I like to compose music with synthesizers or play live in my Depeche Mode tribute band called Blasphemous Rumours.

  • Bachelor of Business Science (Economics Major) 1990. University of Cape Town, S.A.
  • Post Graduate in Business Science obtained with Honors 1991.  University of Cape Town, S.A.
  • Certificate in Competence (Institute of Life & Pension Advisors) 1997.  University of the Orange Free State, S. A.
  • Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Investment Planning & Principles of Portfolio Management 2000.  University of the Orange Free State, S.A.
  • Admitted as a Fellow of the Financial Planning Institute of S. Africa 2001 
  • FINRA Series 7 (General Securities Representative)
  • FINRA Series 66 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law & Uniform Investment Advisor Law)
  • California Insurance License # 0D89030 (Life, Health and Disability)
  • California Long Term Care License
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (S.Africa) certificant


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Fax (310) 476-9803
Mobile Phone (310) 500-7977
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