Financial Advisor - Midland Office
“Through years of public practice as a CPA, I learned the importance of proper financial planning in not only income tax planning, but also retirement planning, insurance, asset management and estate planning as well. I enjoy applying these planning skills to help you stay on track and meet your financial goals. ”
Ben Murphy, CPA, PFS™ was reared in Borden County, Texas. The oldest son of a ranching family, he continues to maintain active ties to the family ranch and, with his brother, manages a beef cattle operation in Borden County, Texas. After graduating from Borden High School he attended Texas Tech University where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
Ben was awarded his license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1986 and spent more than 25 years in public accounting. He also received a designation as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) in 1999 and remains a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. In 2014, he graduated from Texas Tech University with a Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning.
Ben resides in Midland, Texas and is the proud father of a daughter and two sons. His daughter Macy recently graduated from Midland High School and is attending Texas A&M University. His son Wes, his wife Kim and their daughter Kyler live in the Houston area, and Brady lives in Georgetown. In his spare time he enjoys visiting with his family and following Texas Tech sporting events.
Ben joined Global Wealth Advisors in 2014 as a financial advisor. His unique background makes him a versatile financial advisor. He holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, as an Investment Advisor Representative. He previously operated his own public accounting firm from 1989 to 2011 in Snyder, Texas and in 2011, he transitioned his accounting practice to the firm of Hoyle Partain and Company, LLC, so he could devote the necessary time to address the financial planning needs of his clients.
Ben is a recipient of the FIVE STAR Wealth Manager award. FIVE STAR Wealth Managers are selected by their peers as satisfying objective eligibility and evaluation criteria associated with providing quality services to clients in the market region. In 2020 less than 3 percent of wealth managers in Dallas, Texas, have been named to the list1.
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1 Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 3,899 Dallas-Fort Worth wealth managers wealth managers were considered for the award; 393 (10 percent of candidates) were named 2019 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2018: 3,851 considered, 338 winners; 2017: 2,730 considered, 382 winners; 2016: 2,471 considered, 678 winners; 2015: 2,862 considered, 684 winners; 2014: 5,080 considered, 621 winners; 2013: 3,834 considered, 698 winners. These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers’ future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com