Herman J Nainkin

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

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, Modern Portfolio Theory, 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 insurance. 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, 2019 it had over $4.3 billion in assets under management.

In my spare time I enjoy composing music with my 16 synthesizers or play live in one of my tribute projects that include Depeche Mode, Blondie, The Human League and 80's covers.

  • 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
Phone (310) 476-9800
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