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About the Planner: Debra K. Brede

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Debra K. Brede


D.K. Brede Investment Management Company

1253 Highland Avenue

Needham, Massachusetts 02492

Phone: 781-444-9367

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site:

Year firm founded: 1989

Assets under management: $434 million

Number of clients: 600

Compensation: Fee-based

Education: BS in Biology, Pennsylvania State University; graduate of Harvard Business School Owners-Presidents Management Program; CFP program at Boston University

Credentials: General Securities Registered Representative, Registered Securities Principal, Registered Options Principal, and Registered Municipal Securities Principal of Commonwealth Financial Network; Qualified Pension Specialist; Accredited Investment Fiduciary

Previous incarnations: sales assistant, VP of operations, and broker, Shearson Lehman Brothers; VP of investments, Prudential Bache

Industry contributions: Member, System Advisory Board of the Boston Stock Exchange; chairman of the District Economic Education Committee for the Security Industry Association, which developed a game to teach children about the stock market that is now played in high schools and colleges throughout the U.S.

Outside interests: Member of advisory council (board of directors 2000-2007), Boston Rescue Mission; board of trustees, Agape International; institutional review board, Newton-Wellesley Hospital