Private Wealth Management

Our Story

Dan Katz, CFA
Managing Principal
Casey Vader
Managing Principal

Dan Katz, CFA and Casey Vader had both worked as employees at large brokerage firms and sought to build a better solution. We created Steele Street Private Wealth Management to provide a permanent home for our clients. Based on our shared values of honesty, integrity, competence, and transparency, the solution we created is a firm that puts clients first. As a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), Steele Street Private Wealth Management (Steele St PWM) acts as a fiduciary for all clients. Our independence is what truly adds value: as an independent RIA we are not restricted by a “platform.” It is our goal to provide the best service, portfolio management, and professional advice possible. We constructed a firm that provides the very best solutions for each component of our practice:


Our approach, designed to best serve each of our clients’ needs, is structured around a team of specialists: client advisor, portfolio manager, financial planner, your estate attorney, and your tax professional. We offer excellent service by seamlessly integrating the expertise of each specialist.

Investment Management

With over 30 years of combined experience managing client assets, Dan and Casey created a process that ensures your assets are prudently managed while offering customized solutions to fit your individual needs. Dan acts as the Chief Investment Officer for Steele St PWM, leading the investment committee. Dan is a CFA charterholder and is currently President of CFA Society Colorado, one of the largest CFA societies in the world. Steele St PWM aims to minimize costs and taxes while allowing for a flexible allocation. Costs are further reduced through allocations to individual securities, including individual taxable and tax-free bonds.

Financial Planning

Our ability to work with professionals outside of our firm provides us with a wide array of professionals who can provide an unbiased perspective. We choose to work with Sullivan Financial Planning based on Kristi Sullivan’s deep experience and impeccable reputation. Steele St PWM offers further expertise in executive compensation, helping executives maximize the value of their equity compensation through an in-depth analysis of stock options, warrants, and grants.


Our search for a custodian was based on stability and cost. We recommend Charles Schwab as our primary custodian based on their financial strength, size, service, technology, and fee structure. Furthermore, Charles Schwab offers a custodial solution that integrates with the best technological solutions available.


We chose Tamarac as our technology solution for monitoring, reporting, and trading. Tamarac provides us with the tools to create fully transparent performance and portfolio reports. Furthermore, Tamarac’s trading technology ensures equitable allocation of trades and assists us in managing the portfolios in a tax efficient manner.

Trade Execution

As an independent RIA, we have the ability to seek best fixed income execution outside of our primary custodian. Our relationships with fixed income traders across the country provide a significant competitive advantage: In the opaque world of fixed income trading, the ability to potentially capture pricing below market rates can provide a significant advantage.

Professional Designations

The CFA designation, referred to as “the gold standard” by The Economist, is a graduate-level program focused on investment management. The CFA curriculum focuses heavily on portfolio management, security analysis, financial statement analysis, and security valuation techniques. The CFA curriculum is also known for its emphasis on ethics, ensuring charter holders adhere to the highest of standards. For More Information Click Here

Additional information is below to help you learn more about the advantages of working with a CFA charterholder:

i. “Why Hire a Charterholder” pdf

ii. “Statement of Investor Rights” pdf

iii. “Realize Your Rights” pdf

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