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Chris Larkin, APMA®, CRPC®, CLTC®

Financial Advisor, LPL Financial
Founder, GrandView Insurance & Financial Services LLC
444 Bedford Rd Ste 308
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Office: 914-533-4050

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I have been in the financial services business for over 20 years having worked for Sun Life Financial, Guardian, and most recently as a Sales Director for Nationwide before starting Grandview Insurance and Financial Services in 2017.

In my time working for these big corporations I was able to hone my skills through various training programs that would help me prepare for starting GrandView.  I was able to build and grow my territory by training and developing new and experienced advisors and insurance agents.

I started GrandView Insurance and Financial Services because of my passion for helping individuals and businesses in the area of retirement and insurance planning.

I was born and raised in Pleasantville, New York.  I went to Providence College in Rhode Island and then my career took me to various places throughout the country before moving back to my home state and town of Pleasantville, New York.

I currently live in Pleasantville with my wife, Joanne and our two dogs Ellie and Harley.

In my free time I enjoy playing golf, riding motorcycles, and spending time in the yard with Joanne and the dogs.  I am also passionate about doing home improvement projects as well as building different types of furniture.

I am dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all my clients. I believe in helping you assess your financial goals and actively participates in the management of your finances.

One of the benefits of working with me is my ability to provide clear, easily understood explanations of complex insurance and financial products and services. The personalized program that I can provide is a roadmap to working toward a more secure financial future.

I hold my FINRA Series 7, 24, and 66 licenses though LPL Financial as well as my Life and Health license in CT, FL, MA, ME, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, and SC.  I also hold the APMA® (Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor), CRPC® (Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor) and CLTC® (Certification in Long Term Care) designations.

 APMA® and CRPC® conferred by College for Financial Planning.

This award was issued on 7/1/23 by Five Star Professional (FSP) for the time period 9/12/22 through 3/31/23. Fee paid for use of marketing materials. Self-completed questionnaire was used for rating. This rating is not related to the quality of the investment advice and based solely on the disclosed criteria. 749 Westchester-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 73 (10% of candidates) were named 2023 Five Star Wealth Managers. The following prior year statistics use this format: YEAR: # Considered, # Winners, % of candidates, Issued Date, Research Period. 2022: 737, 87, 12%, 7/1/22, 10/11/21 - 4/8/22; 2021: 709, 88, 12%, 7/1/21, 9/14/20 - 4/23/21; 2020: 661, 93, 14%, 7/1/20, 10/14/19 - 4/24/20; 2019: 654, 115, 18%, 7/1/19, 10/9/18 - 5/3/19; 2018: 680, 85, 13%, 7/1/18, 10/23/17 - 5/10/18; 2017: 492, 98, 20%, 7/1/17, 10/21/16 - 5/8/17; 2016: 641, 149, 23%, 6/1/16, 12/7/15 - 5/11/16; 2015: 1333, 288, 22%, 7/1/15, 12/7/14 - 5/11/15; 2014: 3105, 283, 9%, 7/1/14, 12/7/13 - 5/11/14; 2013: 1992, 316, 16%, 7/1/13, 12/7/12 - 5/11/13; 2012: 1598, 300, 19%, 7/1/12, 12/7/11 - 5/11/12.
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The LPL Financial Registered Representatives associated with this page may only discuss and/or transact business with residents of the following states: CT, FL, KY, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, and SC.


The Award is based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2021 -2022 Five Star Wealth Managers.


*Winners appearing on this page do not pay a fee to be considered or to win the Five Star Award. Professionals with a digital profile have paid a promotional fee.
Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. The award is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria-required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser (RIA) or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a RIA or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by FSP, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or FSP's consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through FSP's consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client's experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria-considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. FSP does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. The award is not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance . Wealth Managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients' assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by FSP or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by FSP in the future. Visit