Who We Are

Who We Are | Babylon Wealth Management

Who We Are | Babylon Wealth Management
Stoyan Panayotov, CFA, founder of Babylon Wealth Management


Stoyan Panayotov, CFA, is the founder of Babylon Wealth Management, a fee-only investment advisory firm, based in Walnut Creek, California. He started his firm after spending twelve years on Wall Street. In his prior career, he specialized in risk management and trading strategies for equity and fixed income products.

Stoyan is a native to 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.

Babylon Wealth Management offers a full range of investment advisory services to individuals, families, and businesses.




The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter is an investment credential that is the global standard for embodying the integrity, dedication, and advanced skills needed to build a stronger, more accountable financial industry. No credential is as widely respected for its focus on current investment expertise and performing in the client’s best interest. None is harder to obtain.

Earning the charter requires demonstrating four years of professional investment experience, committing to uphold a comprehensive code of ethics, and passing three levels of rigorous exams that test an advanced curriculum of investment management and analysis skills. This achievement takes multiple years of persistent effort and hundreds of hours of study per exam level.

Charterholders are tested and trusted professionals with the skill and insight to uphold high standards across the global investment industry and serve the best interests of investors and society.

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