Tessie Yuste, CFP®, CIMA®, CDFA®, AIF®,CTFA

Title:Senior Financial Advisor

Education:B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Miami; MBA, University of Miami

Tessie Yuste

A Senior Financial Advisor with Cherry Bekaert Wealth Management LLC, Tessie brings a holistic planning approach to high-net-worth individuals and families, business owners, executives, and those undergoing a life transition. She takes the time to understand the critical aspects of her clients’ financial situation to design an executable plan that helps them achieve their lifetime goals, build and preserve wealth, and prepare for the most tax-efficient transfer of that wealth.

Tessie provides Investment Advisory Oversight services to individuals and families who have a broad range of resources, including multiple advisors, to assist them with consolidated reporting, centralized decision making, and obtaining an independent third party review of their investments.

She has specialized knowledge in the areas of investment consulting, retirement planning, divorce, risk management and estate planning. In addition, Tessie possesses the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®), Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) and the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designations. Tessie’s Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation through the Center for Fiduciary Standards certifies that she has specialized knowledge of fiduciary standards of care, specifically applicable within the corporate retirement planning arena. She is able to provide financial planning and investment management strategies to both English and Spanish-speaking clients.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Tessie was part of the Private Wealth Management organization at a leading financial institution, served as a wealth manager for a Registered Investment Advisory firm, and held executive roles at a Fortune 100 company in the areas of finance, strategic planning and consulting. Tessie has also been interviewed and featured in local and national financial publications

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Benefits & Retirement Plans
  • Divorce & Life Events Planning
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Financial & Retirement Planning
  • High-Net-Worth Individuals & Families
  • Investment Advisory Oversight
  • Investment Portfolio Management
  • Life, Disability & Long Term Care Insurance
  • Small Business Owners

Professional Involvement

  • Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)
  • The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA™)
  • Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA®)
  • Holds Series 7,63,65 and Life, Health & Variable Insurance Licenses

Community Involvement

  • Financial Planning Associaton (FPA)
  • United States Southern Command – Financial Planning Education