About our firm
Babylon Wealth Management is a fee-only wealth management and financial planning firm located in Walnut Creek, CA, serving clients in the Bay Area and nationally.. We are passionate about helping you achieve your personal goals and financial priorities. As a fee-only firm, we never earn sales commissions or sell financial products. Furthermore, we are committed to acting in your best interest by providing unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Babylon Wealth Management provides wealth management and financial planning to help you organize, grow and protect your assets through life’s transitions.
Stoyan Panayotov, CFA
Founder and CEO
Stoyan Panayotov, CFA, is the founder of Babylon Wealth Management. He started the firm after spending twelve years on Wall Street and moving to California with his family. In his prior career, he specialized in risk management and trading strategies for equity and fixed income products for Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo.
Stoyan is a native of Bulgaria and grew up in a small town community with strong family values. At the age of 23, he moved to the United States to pursue a graduate degree in Finance at Pace University Lubin School of Business in New York City. In 2004, Stoyan earned MBA degree and in 2006 he obtained the highly recognized CFA designation.
He enjoys spending his free time with his family. Stoyan is an avid runner and completed three New York City Marathons.
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