Washingtonian Magazine Names Two Yeske Buie Partners as Top Financial Advisers

Washingtonian Magazine Names Two Yeske Buie Partners as Top Financial Advisers

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Yeske Buie Partners Elissa Buie, CFP® and Yusuf Abugideiri, CFP® have been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as two of the area’s top fee-only financial planners for 2019. Those named to the list have been recommended by other industry professionals who were asked, “Who would you trust – besides yourself and your business partners – with your own money?” The magazine also conducts their own research and consults with industry experts and publications to name the final list of top advisers. Elissa has earned this recognition many times in past editions of the listing – including 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 – and this is Yusuf’s first appearance on the list.

More About Elissa Buie, CFP®

Elissa has been practicing financial planning for nearly three decades and has played a pivotal role in the development of the financial planning profession. She sits on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Financial Planning and is a past Chair of the Foundation. She is also a past Chair of the Financial Planning Association (US) and is a Dean for the FPA’s Residency Program. Elissa currently serves on the Schwab Advisor Services Advisory Board where she shares ideas and insights to help Schwab develop high-level strategies and enhance their services.

Elissa has published extensively in the Journal of Financial Planning and is a frequent conference presenter on the topics of policy-based financial planning®, the discovery process in financial planning, and the role of science in the development of the profession. She has been a conference keynoter throughout the world, including the United States, Japan, the UK, and South Africa. Elissa is also an adjunct professor in Golden Gate University’s graduate financial planning program. She has been quoted in The Washington Post, Time, and Business Week, and has made appearances on The Today Show, NBC News, and CNBC.

Elissa’s contributions to the profession have been recognized with prestigious awards including the Alexandra Armstrong Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 and the P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award in 2013.

More About Yusuf Abugideiri, CFP®

Yusuf has been practicing financial planning for over ten years. He is an active member of the Financial Planning Association® and has served on the Financial Planning Day and Career Day committees through FPA’s National Capital Area chapter and on the chapter’s board as the Director of PR, Media Relations and Communications. Yusuf is a member of FPA’s NexGen community and is a graduate of FPA’s Residency Program.

Yusuf is also a member of the CFP Board’s Workforce Development Advisory Group. The group advises the CFP Board regarding initiatives related to attracting the next generation of financial planners to the profession, continuing to strengthen the pipeline of talent into the profession, and developing a career path for practitioners. In 2019, the group contributed to the publication of Financial Planning Career Paths: Building More Sustainable and Successful Businesses. The guide aims to “help firms in the financial planning profession with financial planner recruitment, onboarding, training, career development and retention” and lays out a career ladder for financial planners.

Yusuf has also served as co-chair of the Recent Alumni Board of the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech; he visits the campus frequently to speak in financial planning classes and to give back to the university through various programs.

In 2016, Yusuf was named to InvestmentNews’ 40 Under 40 list, which recognizes members of the financial advisory industry who are under 40 years of age and have changed the industry for the better. He was also named to WealthManagement’s list of the top CFP®-holders under age 36.

Yusuf co-authored “Serving Millennial Clients with a 3-Step Model” with Russell Kroeger, CFP®, EA, a former Financial Planning Resident; the article was published in September 2017 in The Journal of Financial Planning (JFP).

In his free time, Yusuf enjoys watching sports and movies, working out, and spending time with his friends and family.