About the Company
Fred Hackney is a native Floridian, having grown up in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. After receiving his formal education at the University of Tennessee, Fred joined the United States Air Force where he served for four years. Upon leaving the military he entered the Financial Services industry. In 1994, Fred decided he could no longer place his client's money at risk and left working in the "Wall Street" environment and founded "Hackney and Associates".
Fred brings a vast knowledge to his clients having worked for several investment banking firms as a Stock Broker and Registered Investment Advisor. He has been nationally and locally published on many issues involving retirement planning and the ethical marketing of financial services to seniors. His articles have appeared in Senior Market Advisor, Life Insurance Selling, Florida Association of Financial and Insurance Professionals, The Villages Daily Sun and the Ocala Star Banner. Fred is a licensed insurance agent in the State of Florida (lic#A107553) and a proud member of the Northeast Florida Better Business Bureau. His goal is to "Protect and Shield" his clients' assets from risk of loss.
How We've Helped Others
Noel and I met Fred Hackney in 2003 at a FMO meeting where he was speaking to seniors concerning protection of personal finances. We asked Fred to come to our home and assist us with our situation and concerns. Not only did he protect our future financial well-being, but we built a lasting friendship and trust over the years. Our confidence was confirmed when the financial markets crashed and so many of our friends in our senior community were drastically hurt – their retirement finances sorely hit and damaged. Yet we were protected! We are so grateful for Fred’s help and care!
In 1997 my wife Joyce and I retired to The Villages, Florida after working many years for the Federal Government in West Virginia. Being new to the area we wanted to establish a local relationship with a financial advisor to help protect our retirement assets. Fred recommended that now that we were no longer working that the safety of our assets would be prudent, and that he felt the stock market was far too risky a place for our life savings. The decision to work with Fred has been both enjoyable and critical. I lost my wife in 2011 and called Fred's office. Let me tell you, he came right over and made sure that all beneficiary changes were done and helped me with many other issues that quite frankly I was too distraught to handle. If you are thinking of working with him, don't make the mistake that Joyce and I almost did. Just do it.
Fred Hackney has truly helped us navigate through these turbulent financial times. He was right when he said we would not lose any money with the programs you designed. We have been so happy we have referred many members of our family to Hackney & Associates as well as our neighbors and my dear friend that I have known since high school. Don't know what else to say except thank you, thank you!!!
In September of 2000, we rolled our assets over to a major broker when the market was on the brink of entering a 9-month recession. We nervously watched as 42% of our assets evaporated, then as soon as they began to recover the second recession took thousands more before we had the good fortune of linking with Fred Hackney. We both sacrificed much and worked long and hard for many years to save up our retirement assets. Fred Hackney has significantly lessened our day-to-day stress levels and increased our peace of mind.
We both have a lot of confidence and trust in Fred Hackney's opinions. We feel lucky to have found him and consider him not only to be a good financial adviser but also a wonderful friend. Our funds are more secure during this economic crisis thanks to him.
What do you look for in a financial advisor? Trust, honesty, knowledge, experience, reliability, responsiveness, guidance, intelligence, respect, and confidentiality. Fred Hackney has all of the above and more. With his guidance my investments have been rolled over into assets which have increased. I have not lost any money, but have gained peace of mind knowing my retirement assets will last a life time.
My wife and I have done business with Fred for at least 5 years. We have purchased a total of 5 contracts with him covering general investments and our IRA investments. We have found that in each case he has been very open and above board in explaining what we were investing into, and what to expect as to the earnings and the safety of these type investments.
The information the Fred shared with us was very informative. He was not "pushy" as many people in the financial world are.
My husband and I saved for retirement and didn't spend what we didn't have which is how we were able to retire with such a bright future. But when the market is bad, investors don't have your best interest at heart. After we met Fred Hackney we never looked back and immediately made a 10% return on our money.