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Gary Bedford, ChFC®, CIMA®

Gary is a registered representative with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. a Broker/Dealer and Member FINRA/SIPC, and a registered investment advisor representative with Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a registered investment advisor ("Cambridge").

He has practiced in financial services since 1979, and in Boulder County, Colorado since 1982. Gary received his B.A. in 1977, an M.A from Denver University in 2011, and has distinguished himself with various professional designations and certifications, including the Certified Investment Management Analyst CIMA®, Chartered Financial Consultant ChFC®, Retirement Income Certified Professional RICP®, and Chartered Life Underwriter CLU® professional designations. (See “Our Qualifications”)

Through the 80's, 90's, and into the 21st century, our firm has guided clients through market and recession crises, a globalizing economy, the tech revolution, and the art-science of investing, including socially responsible investing ("SRI"). We serve families, individuals, small businesses, and foundations.

Gary is a member in good standing with the Investment & Wealth Institute (, the Society of Financial Service Professionals (, and the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (


Honored to be among the most respected firms in the industry, Cambridge is a 10-time honoree in the Broker/Dealer of the Year annual poll by Investment Advisor magazineand has earned an overall average of 9 out of 10 from our advisors based on Cambridge's Annual Advisor Satisfaction Survey over the last 18 years.

Ranked among the top 10 independent broker-dealers by revenue2, Cambridge remains strong and growing, in part due to conservative financial strategies and the disciplined efforts of financial professionals in their independent businesses. 

Cambridge strives to make a difference in the lives of its advisors, their clients, and its associates. Cambridge supports over 3000 independent professionals in 50 states nationwide who serve hundreds of thousands of clients. 

1Investment Advisor magazine, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, Division IV; 2003, Division III Cambridge received the highest marks from its advisors in the Investment Advisor Broker-Dealer of the Year 2017 Division IV category. A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum of 10 percent of its producing advisors cast valid ballots. These ballots also rate the broker-dealer in 15 different categories defined by Investment Advisor as relevant challenges and concerns by advisors. The broker-dealer receiving the highest marks in each of four divisions are declared Broker-Dealer of the Year by Investment Advisor magazine. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of participating advisors surveyed in June of the 10 years listed. Your experience may vary. Visit

2Financial Planning magazine, June "FP50", 2012-2017.