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Ted J. Dickinson, CES

Ted J. Dickinson, CES

President & CEO

Ted was born in 1964. After high school, Ted attended Holyoke Community College and studied criminal justice and criminal science. In 1988 he became a Loss Prevention Auditor for Big Y Foods, Inc. whose work force totaled nearly 10,000 people. His duties included creating and monitering various systems to help reduce profit loss to the organization due to theft, non-productive personnel, corporate policies and proceedures. Ted worked at the highest levels of this organization and many of the systems he implemented are still in use today. It was during his time at Big Y that Ted realized the need for professional financial advice. People from within the company would seek Ted's advice on what to do about the newly implemented 401k. No one knew what a 401k was at the time or how the investments worked. In 1996 he became a Registered Representative with Money Concepts Capital Corporation. In 1998, Ted became an Investment Advisor Representative and in 2004 he enrolled in the Institute of Business and Finance and earned his CES designation as a Certified Estate & Trust Specialist. Ted became an Investment Advisor Representative with Transamerica Financial Advisors in 2012 and then became an Investment Advisor Representative with Signator Investors, Inc. in 2016. Ted has successfully passed three securities registration examinations: Series 6, 63, and 65. To maintain these registrations, Ted completes a FINRA continuing education course every three years.

In addition to offering securities and investment advisory services as an Investment Advisor Representative of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., Ted is also an Independent Insurance Agent who is appointed by numerous insurance companies.  

Ted resides in South Hadley Massachusetts with his wife Joanne and three children Josh, Ryan and Jenna. South Hadley is the home of Mount Holyoke College and is in the middle of the 5 college region that includes Smith College and Amherst College. Ted is a fourth cousin three times removed of the famous poet Emily Dickinson.

Ted enjoys time with his family, operating and growing his business to better serve his clients, reading, boating, time at the beach and skiing.