Davenport Watts & Drake Investment Advisors, LLC is a fee-only financial services firm offering asset management and financial consulting services. Our desire is to work with a select group of individuals, families, and businesses as part of their financial team - helping with the many important decisions that will affect their financial futures. Our Investment Team Members have a common vision - a client-centered financial consulting firm that treats clients the way we would want to be treated.
There are many financial products in the market, and so choosing the ones that best meet an individual client’s needs can be complicated.
Client assets are generally invested in no-load mutual funds. We use Litman Gregory Analytics for our base investment platform. We invest our clients’ and our own families’ wealth using the asset allocation and funds recommended by Litman Gregory. Established in 1987, Litman Gregory has developed a national reputation in mutual fund manager due diligence and asset allocation. Learn more...
Through the team’s combined years of experience, we have had the opportunity to work with different types of retirement plans, custodians and Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) and have had experience with both bundled and unbundled programs. Davenport Watts & Drake Investment Advisors (DWD) manages individual investment accounts and group retirement plans. Learn more...
The Davenport Watts & Drake (DWD) team works with individuals and businesses developing comprehensive financial plans to include an inventory of financial information, clearly defined goals and objectives, and recommendations to be implemented. Areas of a plan include asset allocation assessment, education, retirement and investment goals, and business planning for executives and owners. Learn more...
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Sonny graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Delta State University. He has practiced as a CPA and financial advisor for over 40 years. Sonny and his wife, Glinda, are active in St. Phillips Episcopal Church. Sonny is an avid aviation enthusiast, and especially enjoys flying pets through Pilots N Paws Rescue Service (pilotsnpaws.org). He is the firm’s Chief Executive Officer.
Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Louisiana Tech University and later earned the Certified Financial Planner designation. Jane is a consultant with DWD while also working in spiritual formation and direction through the United Methodist Church, directing the Ross Lynn Charitable Foundation (www.rosslynnfoundation.org) and enjoying her four grandchildren.
Hank has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Delta State University and a Master of Professional Accountancy Degree from Mississippi State University. He served as a Captain and pilot in the United States Air Force. Hank is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has earned a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has been assisting his clients with taxes and financial planning over the course of his career and is a member of our Investment Advisory Team. Hank and his wife, Suann, have served the Claiborne County community extensively over the years in many different capacities. They also enjoy spending time with their family at the home on Dauphin Island.
Ellen earned both a Bachelor and a Master of Professional Accountancy from Mississippi State University. She has over 25 years of experience in accounting, legal, and financial services, having worked in public accounting in tax, for the Mississippi Public Employee Retirement System, in banking, and for both employee benefits and estate planning & probate attorneys. She is a member of our investment advisory team, works with employers and their retirement plans, and completes special projects for individual clients. Ellen and her husband David, along with their two children, are active members of Grace Crossing Baptist Church and the Germantown High School Band Booster program.
Linda has over 35 years of experience in various aspects of client services. She is responsible for servicing our Fidelity Investment accounts and maintaining our correspondence services. In their free time, she and her husband David enjoy spending time with their six grandchildren.
Suzie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Mississippi State University. She is responsible for our client concierge services. Suzie is an active member of Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Madison and has served on the vestry and chaired several fundraising events. Suzie loves spending time with her three children and two granddaughters.
Shelia graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She has 25 years of experience in client services and is a member of our Investment Advisory Team. She is responsible for directing the implementation of the business development plan designed by the team.
Davenport Watts & Drake Investment Advisors, LLC (DWD) is a Registered Investment Adviser, duly registered with the State of Mississippi in accordance and compliance with applicable securities laws and regulations. In that the firm may only transact business in states in which it is properly registered as an independent advisor or in which it is exempted or excluded from the registration requirement, only residents of the State of Mississippi and those states with an established de minimis rule may receive investment advisory support services accordingly from DWD. DWD does not render personalized investment advice over the internet. In no event shall the presence of this website on the internet be interpreted or construed as a solicitation to provide investment advisory services outside of the State of Mississippi or outside of those states with an established de minimis rule regulating the sole and exclusive jurisdiction in which DWD is registered as an investment adviser. In the future, should DWD seek to solicit investment advisory clients in states outside of the State of Mississippi or outside of those states with an established de minimis rule, an investment advisor registration would first be procured by the firm in such state or states outside of the State of Mississippi or those states with an established de minimis rule.