Thoughtful Investing.
Client Focused.
Comprehensive Approach.


LUNKA INVESTMENT GROUP

Thoughtful Investing. Client Focused. Comprehensive Approach. These are the operating principles we rely on when we work to develop an investment approach that is designed to meet our clients’ financial goals and objectives. Our client-first service begins by asking questions, listening to your responses and understanding what is important to you. As we discuss these issues, we’ll work together to evaluate your current financial picture and explore your investment time horizon and your tolerance for risk. Our thoughtful approach to portfolio design leverages institutional investment analytics to conduct extensive due diligence on the investments with which we entrust client assets. Each of these steps will help us create an objectively designed portfolio that will be tailored to meet your current and projected needs.

Our advisors, Vic Lunka, CFP® and Derek Lunka, CFP®, provide you with practical advice and access to solutions from world class investment managers and service providers

Our Clients

Corporate executives, affluent families, and successful business owners with $100,000 or more of investable assets

Pricing

Our fee-based model is designed to promote transparent and competitive pricing for our clients

Hybrid RIA

This structure gives us greater flexibility to meet the unique needs of our clients

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About Us

The Lunka Investment Group has almost 50 years of combined financial services experience. We have taken our multi-decade legacy as a successful financial services practice in Cleveland, Ohio and replicated it to also serve the Lake Keowee and Upstate South Carolina markets. Our comprehensive approach to portfolio design incorporates the importance of liquidity, income, tax planning strategies, wealth preservation strategies, and competitive pricing.


Victor Lunka

Victor W. Lunka, CFP®

Principal
Discretionary Portfolio Manager

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Derek Lunka

Derek W. Lunka, CFP®

Principal
Discretionary Portfolio Manager

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Teresa Tsipis

Teresa Tsipis

Senior Registered Financial Client Associate and Treasurer

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Victor W. Lunka, CFP®

Principal
Discretionary Portfolio Manager

I bring more than 37 years of financial services experience to the Lunka Investment Group, which I started with my son, Derek, in 2011. My main areas of focus are discretionary portfolio management, asset allocation, investment selection, estate planning and wealth transfer.

I began my financial services career in 1983 at A.G. Edwards in the Cleveland, Ohio area, where I also served as a branch manager of a large office for a number of years. In 2011, I helped open the first Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. branch office near Cleveland, Ohio (Mentor), before stepping down from management and moving our practice to the Carolinas. I still return to the Cleveland area frequently for client consultations and appointments.

I’m married to my wife, Karen, of 34 years, and also have 3 children.

Education and Credentials

  • Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) – Bachelor of Science in Business, with a major in Finance
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional (CFP®)

Derek W. Lunka, CFP®

Principal
Discretionary Portfolio Manager

I began my financial services career with Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in January of 2011. While working alongside my father, Vic, we formed the Lunka Investment Group. My main areas of focus are investment manager research, portfolio design, alternative investments, and financial planning. I obtained my Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University in 2008 and completed my CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2016.

Before joining Benjamin F. Edwards & Co, I held positions at IBM and Zebra Imaging in Texas. I currently live with my wife and son in the Clemson area.

Education and Credentials

  • Baylor University – Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional (CFP®)

Teresa Tsipis

Senior Registered Financial Client Associate and Treasurer

I joined Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. and Lunka Investment Group in 2016 as a financial client associate. I firmly embrace the principles of putting our team’s clients first and working for them in an atmosphere characterized by trust, integrity, and mutual respect. Working closely with the Lunka Investment Group, I focus on office management and client service responsibilities. I earned my Series 7 registration in 2017, and my Series 66 in 2018.

Prior to joining the Lunka Investment Group, I worked as a fifth-grade teacher at Hawken School in Lyndhurst, Ohio and Summit School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for 15 years. Additionally, I served as a registered nurse in Cleveland, Ohio, for 17 years.

Education

  • John Carroll University, Master of Education degree
  • University of Akron, Bachelor of Science degree

WHAT IS A CFP®? A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, or CFP®, certification means a financial advisor has successfully completed a rigorous training program followed by a comprehensive 10-hour exam administered in accordance with the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM Board of Standards. Professionals who are awarded this accreditation demonstrate skill in analyzing situations and developing personalized long-term financial strategies. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM in the U.S.


The Lunka Investment Group is associated with Benjamin F. Edwards Wealth Management,SM LLC, d/b/a Edwards Wealth ManagementSM (EWM), an SEC-registered investment adviser; and its affiliate Benjamin F. Edwards® & Co. (BFE), a dually-registered broker-dealer and investment adviser and member of FINRA and SIPC.

EWM and BFE are affiliates through their common ownership by Benjamin Edwards, Inc.

Depending on the context, the name “Benjamin F. Edwards®” refers to either EWM, BFE or both.

Services

Whether you want to prepare for life’s milestones or need to plan for the unexpected, we will work alongside you to help you meet your financial and legacy goals.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

  • Planning for corporate executives, affluent families, and successful business owners with $100,000 or more of investable assets
  • Separately managed accounts using world-class money managers
  • Allocations to hedge funds, private equity and venture capital

  • Fiduciary investment advising and objective-based portfolio design
  • Management of concentrated positions
  • Advising on trusts, estates, and wealth transfer
  • Retirement income and cash flow planning

Contact

We very much look forward to showing you what our client-first investment approach can mean for you and your family. Please contact us for a complimentary review of your portfolio.

  • (864) 580-4058
  • 600 College Avenue
    Clemson, SC 29631
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