With more than six years of experience on the trading desk under his belt when he first joined BAM Advisor Services, Ben Lanning already knew that he loved the investment business. When he joined the firm in 2005, he discovered that he’d found the perfect place to do it.
As Director of Trading Operations, Ben works with both advisors at member firms to make sense of the highly-technical, research-based philosophy behind BAM Advisor Services’ fixed income and equity trading approach. He and his team are constantly monitoring the diverse trading markets to help member firms develop balanced, risk-tolerant, tax-efficient portfolio allocations for their clients.
Ben strives to offer BAM ALLIANCE member firms with high-quality strategies built around a long-term financial plan. He provides independent, objective advice and customized solutions that are in the best interests of member firms and their clients.
Ben started with the firm as an equity trader and fell in love with client-first, bottom-line second attitude his colleagues espoused. Knowing he could make recommendations without bias, that his colleagues spent their days collaborating on how best to solve a problem, and being a part of the evidence-based movement keeps Ben excited and engaged.
Prior to joining Buckingham, Ben was a senior trader with Raymond James. He is a graduate of St. Petersburg College and Eckerd College.
He and his wife, Natalie, live in St. Louis with their two children.