Cannon Financial Institute

Lawrence T. Divers

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Executive Vice President

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With more than three decades in the industry, Larry Divers brings a comprehensive knowledge of investments, retirement plans and wealth management into each of his engagements, using his experience to adeptly convey complex ideas in a straightforward way. Larry consistently provides high-quality training and learning experiences, earning him top marks from his students time and again.

As a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher, Larry leads Cannon's Retirement Schools’ curriculum and faculty and is an instructor in Cannon’s Personal Trust, Investment Management, Operations and Audit/Compliance Schools. Outside of these engagements, Larry spends time consulting, advising and training a variety of firms and their clients. The end result of his guidance is efficient, strategic and in-depth marketing and sales plans. His articles have appeared in Trust & Estates Magazine and other industry publications.

Larry's expertise has been refined over decades. His love for teaching manifested itself early in his career while Larry was an Assistant Professor at Black Hawk College in Illinois. He transitioned to financial services as assistant vice president, managing the IRA/Keogh department. Larry served as vice president/trust officer and regional manager for institutional sales at two major banks before joining Cannon in 1997. At Cannon, Larry has the ability to combine his teaching skills and his immense knowledge of financial topics into tangible advice and consulting services for our clients. 

Primary Areas of Expertise

Larry's primary areas of expertise include:

  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Retirement Plans
  • Sales & Relationship Management
  • Investment Management
  • Investment Management Sales
  • Wealth Transfer
  • Operations
  • Retirement Plan Services/401K
  • Pension Plans
  • Endowment & Foundations
  • Government Entities

Designations, Affiliations and Licenses

  • Certified Wealth Strategist® (CWS®)
  • Accredited Fiduciary Investment Manager (AFIM)
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF)
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary Auditor® (AIFA®)
  • Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP)
  • Certified Retirement Administrator (CRA)
  • Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC)
  • Certified Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS)
  • Certified Securities Operations Professional (CSOP)

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