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Christopher Murray is the Firm Principal of Murray Financial Group & The Retirement Planning Center of Maryland

Christopher A. Murray, CFS, BCM, CSC - Firm Principal

Chris has been educating and serving his clients’ financial planning needs as a professional financial advisor since 1989. He has been president of Murray Financial Group & The Retirement Planning Center of Maryland since 1995. Before that, he was a senior consultant for a private asset management firm with over $100 million under management.

"When planning for retirement, I believe you should focus on three core lifestyle values: Your health, wealth and your family." – Chris Murray


Voted “The Best Financial Planner” in Frederick by Frederick Magazine’s readers in 2006-2012, 2014, and 2016. Chris has also been recognized as one of the magazine’s “People to Watch” for helping to make Frederick County a better place to work and live. In addition, he was recognized by Ticker magazine as one of the top 10 financial advisors in the country for his dedication and commitment to his clients. In 2012, Chris was recognized as one of the “Top Wealth Managers” in the Greater Baltimore region, as nominated by the readers of Baltimore Smart CEO magazine.

Currently completing his master’s degree in financial services, Chris holds three professional designations from the Institute of Business and Finance in LaJolla, California. He is a Certified Fund Specialist (CFS), Board Certified in Mutual Funds (BCM), and a Certified Senior Consultant (CSC).  Chris adheres to a strict professional code of ethics, and meets annual continuing education requirements in order to maintain his designations.

Chris produces and hosts “Your Financial Editor,” a weekly radio program on 930 WFMD. The show, going on its 20th year, focuses on business, finance and economic information and events. Chris has been honored to interview nationally recognized guests such as James Parker, former CEO of Southwest Airlines; Jonathan Tisch, CEO of Loew’s Hotels; Dr. Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; and Harvey Rosenblum, chief economist for the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank.

In addition to his radio show, Chris provides three daily business/financial market updates, and is a regular contributor to the Frederick News Post.  He has also contributed to The Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Smart CEO magazine, Maryland Life magazine, and has appeared on Fox 45 and Frederick’s Comcast Channel 10.  Chris also is often quoted in the media on domestic and international affairs, and is asked to speak at and host seminars for both professional and charitable organizations.  Chris has received awards for his dedication to reporting and education, including three Crystal awards for Broadcast Excellence and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Maryland’s 2007 Small Business Journalist of the Year” award. He is also an active member of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Chris is a member of the Institute of Business and Finance, and the New York chapter of the National Association for Business Economics.

Chris, his wife, Carole, and their three children are lifelong residents of Maryland.

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