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Christopher G. Murphy, CFP®, ChFC®, APMA®, RICP®, MBA


Chris began his career as an internal auditor with EF Hutton on Wall Street in 1985. He worked as a senior accountant with Paine Webber in New York City from 1987–1988. In 1988, he joined IDS Financial Services, which became Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. in 2005. While there, Chris was a senior financial advisor, district manager, director of new advisor development, registered principal, gold team advisor, platinum financial services advisor, and private wealth advisor. He received many awards, including Master Leader, Diamond Ring Award, and numerous Circle of Success Awards. Chris has been consistently recognized as a top-level producer, ranking in the top 10 percent of independent advisors associated with Ameriprise Financial Inc. He has the following degrees or professional designations: MBA in marketing, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), and Accredited Portfolio Manager (APMA®). He also belongs to the Financial Planning Association and holds the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®).

In 2017, Chris joined Crossbridge Financial Group, LLC, in order to provide a truly independent and comprehensive approach to financial planning. He believes that in order to provide world-class service and guidance, an investment professional should be free from the influences at many of the traditional Wall Street firms. Chris is proud to be associated with the Commonwealth Financial Network®, a leading independent broker/dealer.

Chris helps his clients achieve their goals for today, tomorrow, and well into the future. It all starts with a personalized conversation about covering essentials, ensuring lifestyle, preparing for the unexpected and leaving a legacy. By breaking your financial goals down into doable steps, we help take the uncertainty out of planning for your future. Chris’s areas of focus are retirement income strategies, investments, wealth preservation strategies, retirement plan distribution, executive compensation, and estate planning strategies.

Chris is licensed in 19 states and holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 65, and 66 securities registrations as a Registered Representative with Commonwealth Financial Network. He holds numerous state IAR and state securities licenses, including California, Florida, North Carolina, and New York.


Chris was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York. He received his BS in marketing from the University of Bridgeport. In 1983, he earned his master’s degree in marketing from the University of Bridgeport.

He currently lives in Cary, North Carolina, with his wife, Christine, and two sons, Brandon and Trevor. They also have a British golden retriever named Torrey. Chris is an avid sports fan, specifically college football/basketball and hockey. He also enjoys music and spending time in the summer on his pontoon boat with family and friends. Giving back to the community is also important to Chris and his wife. They donate to a number of organizations annually, including Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center, Durham Rescue Mission, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Meals on Wheels, Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, and the ASPCA.


Christopher G. Murphy is proud to have been recognized as a President's Club advisor for 2019—a distinction based on annual production attained by the top 13 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network.

Each year, Commonwealth, the Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes President's Club advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. President's Club advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership to their clients.

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