Richard P. Van Benschoten

Chief Executive Officer at Lenox Wealth Advisors, Inc.

Richard P. Van Benschoten

Richard P. Van Benschoten

Chief Executive Officer at Lenox Wealth Advisors, Inc.

Biography

Mr. Richard P. Van Benschoten is a Chief Executive Officer at Lenox Wealth Advisors LLC. He draws on more than 30 years of experience managing wealth, investments, and risk for clients to set and lead the firm’s strategic vision. He’s a founding Partner of Lenox Advisors and the creator of the innovative Personal platform and serves on the Boards of Covenant House New York, Lehigh University College of Business and Economics, the PGA Foundation, and the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU). He is a frequent event speaker and often sought out by various media (e.g., Forbes, Worth, CNN, CNBC, etc.) for his insights and opinions. Mr. Richard P. Van Benschoten earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Lehigh University and a Master’s in Real Estate Development from New York University. He also holds the Certified Financial Planner designation.

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Career Highlights

Lenox Wealth Advisors, Inc.
Lenox Advisors, Inc.

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357

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4

Number of Awards

3

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Founding Partner at Lenox Advisors, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Lenox Advisors, Inc.

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Partner at Lenox Advisors, Inc.

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Director at Sontag Advisory LLC

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Chief Investment Officer at Lenox Wealth Advisors, Inc.

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Director at Sontag Advisory LLC

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Executive Vice President, Head of Insurance Brokerage & Consulting at NFP Corp.

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Partner & Chief Financial Officer at Lenox Advisors, Inc.

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Partner at Lenox Advisors, Inc.

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Partner at Lenox Advisors, Inc.

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Richard P. Van Benschoten
Chief Executive Officer at Lenox Wealth Advisors, Inc.
Education
Class of 1992

Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities. From a student body of 158 during NYU's very first semester, enrollment has grown to more than 40,000 students attending 18 schools and colleges at five major centers in Manhattan and in sites in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Today, students come from every state in the union and from 133 foreign countries. The faculty, which initially consisted of fourteen professors and lecturers (among them artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse), now totals over 3,100 full-time members whose research and teaching encompasses the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences; the law; medicine; business; education; the fine arts, studio art, and the performing and cinematic arts; music; social work; public administration; the ancient world; and continuing and professional studies. With more than 2,500 courses offered, the University awards more than 25 different degrees. Although overall the University is large, the individuals schools and colleges are small- to moderate-sized units—each with its own traditions, programs, and faculty – and there are many communities to be found within the NYU community based on interests, activities, and shared experiences. The center of NYU is its Washington Square campus in the heart of Greenwich Village. One of the city's most creative and energetic communities, the Village is a historic neighborhood that has attracted generations of writers, musicians, artists, and intellectuals. NYU, in keeping with its founder’s vision, is “in and of the city”: the University – which has no walls and no gates – is deeply intertwined with New York City, drawing inspiration from its vitality. In addition to its Manhattan locations, the University is also formally affiliated the Polytechnic Institute of NYU in Brooklyn, the second oldest school of engineering and technology in the country, and has research facilities, notably the Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine, in Sterling Forest, near Tuxedo, New York. And NYU has established itself as the first global network university, with a comprehensive liberal arts campus in Abu Dhabi – the first to be operated abroad by a major U.S. research university – and other sites for study and research in Accra, Ghana; Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Prague, the Czech Republic; Shanghai, China; and Tel Aviv, Israel, among other locations.

Graduate
Class of 1987

Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. We are a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Our university offers majors and programs in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Education and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. More than 4,700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students call Lehigh "home." Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is comprised of 2,358 acres, making it one of the largest private universities in the country. The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus are contiguous. In 2012, the university received a Stabler Foundation gift of 755 acres in nearby Upper Saucon Township. Since 1865, generations of students have chosen Lehigh for their educational experience. They know Lehigh is a place where they can make strong personal connections with faculty, conduct research in diverse fields of study, thrive in a dynamic campus community, form lasting bonds with Lehigh alumni, and learn from their own life experiences.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2018 - Current

LWA manages multiple investment strategies across the risk-reward spectrum, spanning from pure capital preservation to pure growth. They believe global, multi-asset class portfolios of equities, fixed income, and alternative investments offer the potential for consistent, optimal risk-adjusted returns. The firm utilizes strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies. The wealth management team's approach combines top-down and bottom-up analysis and also incorporates both quantitative and qualitative inputs to emphasize long-term strategic and short term tactical exposures throughout all parts of the portfolio.

Co-Founder
2002 - ?

Lenox Advisors, Inc., part of NFP Holdings LLC, is an American company located in New York, NY, that provides investment advice.The company says this about itself: Driven by the notion of what is best for you, Lenox builds custom solutions that integrate the financial needs of high net worth individuals, their families and corporate clients. As your advocate, we take the time to deeply understand your goals and values and then develop strategies to help protect and preserve your wealth.

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Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
1998 - 2000
Awards & Honors
Rank #100
2011
Barron's Magazine - Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors
Rank #65
2010
Barron's Magazine - Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors
Rank #45
2009
Barron's Magazine - Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors
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