Gary Mangelsdorf | Financial Consultant


LPL Financial
14143 Denver West Parkway, Suite 510
Golden, CO 80401
Office: 303-393-2378
Fax: 303-393-2365

My investment philosophy is based on:

Trust: It is my commitment to help each investor work towards his or her financial objectives. With this in mind, I help provide an in-depth review of a prospective client’s current status, risk tolerance, and future needs. I then structure an appropriately individualized investment plan to help address those needs.

Value: I focus primarily on investments that I have identified as long-term performers within their respective investment categories, e.g., large-cap growth, mid-cap value, utilities, etc., taking into account average P/E and PEG ratios, regression statistics, manager tenure, skewing, volatility, and turnovers.

Diversification: I structure each portfolio using an asset allocation model I developed over the course of 23 years in the business. Studies have shown that approximately 91% of all portfolio performance can be attributed to how investments are balanced between stocks, bonds, and cash. 7% is attributable to investment selection, and only 2% of a portfolio’s performance is attributable to timing.* Proper diversification helps seek to enhance a portfolio’s potential returns and help manage risk.

* Financial Analysts Journal – May/June 1991.
Note: Past performance is no guarantee of future results. There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio.  Diversification does not ensure against market risk.

Professional Background:

Financial Consultant

LPL Financial

Lakewood, CO

2006 – present

Financial Consultant

RBC Dain Rauscher

Denver, CO

2001 – 2006

Financial Consultant

Prudential Securities

Denver, CO

1996 – 2001

Vice President

JP Morgan

New York, NY

1985 – 1990

As a Government Bond Trader, I managed a $10 billion arbitrage portfolio for the Bank. I then married, started a family, and relocated back to Evergreen, Colorado.



Honors Graduate

UCLA MBA Program

Beta Gamma Sigma Society


Honors Graduate

Stanford University

BA Philosophy


Honors Graduate

Culver Military Academy

Cum Laude Society