Matt Sommer, CFA, CFP®, CPWA®

Sr. Managing Director
Matt Sommer | Janus Henderson Investors

Matt Sommer, CFA, CFP®, CPWA® is Senior Managing Director, Retirement Strategy Group at Janus Henderson Investors. In this role, he leads the Defined Contribution and Wealth Advisor Services Team. His expertise covers a number of areas, including regulatory and legislative trends, practitioner best practices, and financial and retirement planning strategies for high-net-worth clients. Prior to joining Janus in 2010, Mr. Sommer spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and its predecessors, Citi Global Wealth Management and Smith Barney, during which time his roles included director of financial planning and director of retirement planning.

Mr. Sommer received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Pace University, Lubin School of Business. He is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®) and currently serves on the CPWA examination task force. Additionally, Mr. Sommer is an adjunct professor at the College for Financial Planning of the CFP® and CRPS® programs. He is also a Ph.D. student at Kansas State University. Mr. Sommer holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Chartered Financial Analyst designations. He has 27 years of financial industry experience.

Articles Written

For Many Investors, Pandemic Fears Overshadow Portfolio Losses

For Many Investors, Pandemic Fears Overshadow Portfolio Losses

Our survey found that many investors are more concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on their health and their families than losses in their portfolios.

An Investor’s Guide to Surviving a Bear Market

An Investor’s Guide to Surviving a Bear Market

Three steps investors can take today to navigate the current environment.

A Financial Advisor’s Guide to the Coronavirus Correction

A Financial Advisor’s Guide to the Coronavirus Correction

How advisors can help clients cope with market uncertainty through behavioral finance, strategic tax planning and a review of fixed income mandates.

The SECURE Act Offers Something for Everyone

The SECURE Act Offers Something for Everyone

Matt Sommer outlines some of the SECURE Act’s key provisions and their implications for retirement plan sponsors and plan participants.

Updated Life Expectancy Tables Would Have Minimal Impact on Minimum Distributions

Updated Life Expectancy Tables Would Have Minimal Impact on Minimum Distributions

To account for longer life expectancies, new regulation aims to lower required minimum distributions from retirement accounts. Here’s what to expect.

What Knowledge. Shared means for you

At Janus Henderson, we believe in the sharing of expert insight for better investment and business decisions.

We call this ethos Knowledge. Shared

Defined Contribution Redefined

Learn five forward-thinking suggestions to build upon a plan’s existing automatic features and further enhance participant retirement readiness.

Helping Clients Hit with Large Tax Bills

A proprietary survey by Janus Henderson finds that some households with incomes over $100,000 were hit with larger tax bills this year.

Ask Matt: Are Your Clients Financially Protected in the Case of Incapacitation?

Ask Matt: Are Your Clients Financially Protected in the Case of Incapacitation?

Retirement and wealth expert Matt Sommer answers questions from advisors on market events, legislation and trends that may impact their clients’ investments.

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