WHO WE ARE

A FAMILY BUSINESS SINCE 1975

The Pomfret Financial Company was formed in 1975 by Ed B. Peacock, Jr., CLU. Ed retired in 2014 and is succeeded by his son, Edwin B. Peacock III, CLU, who now serves as the company’s President.

THE CORPORATE OFFICES OF POMFRET FINANCIAL & ART ON EAST MOREHEAD

1115 E. MOREHEAD ST. CHARLOTTE, NC 28204

BUILDING ON A FAMILY LEGACY

Edwin brings a unique blend of family history, service to his community, and a 28‐year career in the financial services industry to serve his personal and business clients. Edwin’s career in financial services began in the mortgage industry in 1992 in the Washington DC area. In 2000, he transitioned into the insurance and investment industry with New England Financial in Bethesda, MD. In 2003, he returned to his hometown of Charlotte to assist his father in the succession planning of his practice. From 2003—2019, their practices primarily represented Northwestern Mutual. Later in 2019, the firm entered into an independent relationship with Valmark Financial Group, a national, by‐invitation‐only resource consortium composed of a select group of successful, independent wealth and insurance planning firms.

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE

Edwin, like his father, has deep roots in the Charlotte community and is a former elected official having served on the Charlotte City Council between 2007 and 2011. Both Edwin and his father were also their party’s nominee for Mayor in 1983, 2013 and 2015. Edwin has been an active member and leader in the Charlotte community through his involvement with numerous organizations such as the Charlotte Rotary, Leading on Opportunity Council (Board), Blumenthal Performing Arts (Trustee), North Carolina Arts Council (Trustee), The Fletcher School (Trustee), Carolina’s Freedom Foundation (Board), Leadership Charlotte, Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Myers Park Trinity Little League (Assistant Coach), and NASCAR Hall of Fame (Advisory Board).

LIFE IS ART!

The phrase “Life is Art!” was inspired by Edwin’s late mother, Gail Peacock (1938—2014), who was a popular artist and art educator who taught at local schools and small colleges. Her private art gallery, Art on East Morehead, also serves as the offices of Pomfret Financial and features many of her works. Art in all its forms was the essence of Gail. Throughout her life, she was deeply involved in artistic efforts in a broad range of media. Over the years, she worked in pastels, acrylics, oils, watercolors, batiks, sculpture, paper mâché and several other art forms. Gail’s creative energy inspired multiple generations of students and friends alike, but most especially her husband and two sons.

WHAT WE DO

COMBINING THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PLANNING

Like any good financial planner, we put together the charts, graphs and simulations to identify issues, review alternatives, recommend solutions, and manage implementation with meticulous attention.

Most people think that financial planning ends there…with the science. However, the true power of financial planning is the art. It’s everything that happens after a plan is set in motion. It’s the strategic bobbing and weaving around the opportunities and obstacles that we encounter along our life’s journey.

As financial planners who are attuned to both the science and art of planning, our purpose is to help you simplify your life, plan your financial journey, and navigate the changes along the way in order to reach your destination.

Pomfret Financial is independently‐owned, and not tied to any one company, product or provider. We guide you according to the priorities you establish and then help you customize and integrate the right strategies and tools for each phase of your personal and business life.

CUSTOMIZED & INTEGRATED PLANNING STRATEGIES

PERSONAL PLANNING

We assist families, professionals and business owners with risk management planning and tax‐efficient accumulation strategies. With a broad view of the path to your destination, we take a unique planning approach to help guide you at each point along your financial journey…from accumulating and protecting your wealth for specific goals, retirement planning, and preserving your wealth for future generations.

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BUSINESS PLANNING

For business owners, we use an integrated approach to helping you accumulate wealth for a specific goal, ensure the continuation of your business, minimize taxes, plan for retirement, and create an executive benefit program to attract and retain your best employees. Throughout the process, we customize a variety of proprietary tools and processes to help you achieve your objectives.

CORPORATE-SPONSORED BENEFITS

We specialize in the custom design and administration of corporately‐sponsored employee and executive benefit programs for closely‐held private and public companies and not‐for‐profit organizations across the U.S.

OUR PEOPLE MAKE US WHO WE ARE

Our team is made up of skilled and experienced professionals from a variety of financial disciplines working together to provide seamless, tax‐efficient solutions for helping you optimize your business and personal financial affairs. We have team members onsite at our main office in Charlotte, as well as an external support network of specialists in business, tax, retirement, financial, and insurance planning.

Edwin B. Peacock III, CLU

PRESIDENT

Edwin’s career as a financial services professional began in the mortgage industry in 1992 in the Washington DC area. In 2000, he transitioned into the insurance and financial planning industry and in 2003 returned to his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), a graduate of Charlotte Country Day School, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The University of Georgia.

Edwin has a strong commitment to his community. He’s a 2007 Leadership Charlotte graduate. From 2007 to 2011, he was elected to the Charlotte City Council as an At‐Large Member. He was twice the Republican nominee for Mayor of Charlotte in 2013 and 2015.

Edwin’s service to his community continues through his involvement with organizations such as the Charlotte Rotary, Leading on Opportunity Council (Board), Blumenthal Performing Arts (Trustee), North Carolina Arts Council (Trustee), The Fletcher School (Trustee), Carolina’s Freedom Foundation (Board), Leadership Charlotte, Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Myers Park Trinity Little League (Assistant Coach), and NASCAR Hall of Fame (Advisory Board).

Edwin attributes his success to his family. “I’ve been so fortunate to have two incredible parents, an amazing wife, and the two most adorable children. God has truly blessed my life! I consider myself very lucky to have found such a richly rewarding career of helping others.”

KAY PARISH

DIRECTOR, CLIENT SERVICES

Kay Parish joined the team in 2005 and is responsible for ensuring smooth service delivery to the firm’s clients as well as managing the company’s day‐to‐day business affairs. Kay has an extensive background in administrative management and received a degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix. Kay and her husband, Bryan, are natives of Tyler, Texas.

OUR BACK OFFICE TEAM

Through our independent relationship with Valmark Financial Group, a national, by‐invitation‐only resource consortium composed of a select group of successful, independent wealth and insurance planning firms, we have access to some of the top talent and global resources in our profession.

As a Member Firm, we work closely with an experienced support team with credentials spanning multiple financial disciplines—from legal, accounting, tax and financial advisory expertise to life insurance and retirement planning. This team of over 100 professionals serves as our back‐office support staff and includes:

PLANNING SPECIALISTS AND ADVANCED CASE ADVISORS, including a team of attorneys, accountants, MBAs, Certified Financial Planners, Chartered Life Underwriters, and Chartered Financial Consultants, many of whom are FINRA Registered Principals who provide independent assessment and analysis of recommended product sets.

AN UNDERWRITING ADVOCACY TEAM with several former insurance company underwriting vice presidents, directors and medical directors, a licensed physician, and a staff of case management, business processing and policy service specialists.

CHRIS FINEFROCK

MBA, CFP®

FINANCIAL/RETIREMENT PLANNING SPECIALIST

KEITH MILLER

MBA, CLU®, ChFC®

PLANNING SPECIALIST

MICHAEL MCCLARY

MBA

SENIOR INVESTMENT ANALYST

TOM LOVE

CLU®, FLMI

LIFE INSURANCE ANALYST

PAMELA BANCSI

JD, CFP®

LIFE SETTLEMENT SPECIALIST

CHRIS BOTTARO

MBA

SENIOR UNDERWRITER