THE COOKE FINANCIAL GROUP STORY

A commitment to excellence.

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Mission

Our mission is to help individuals and institutions achieve financial peace of mind with an objective investment strategy

Vision

Our vision is to be an industry leading financial advisory firm that protects and grows wealth for institutions and families.

Committed to excellence since 1969.

We build our approach to investing around families — yours and ours. Our top priority is to provide financial security. To do this we focus on maximizing your gains with a custom long-term investment strategy. This continued pursuit of excellence helps us make a positive impact for both our team members and the communities we serve.

John D. Cooke, Founder


Knowledge

195+ years

of industry experience


Assets Managed

$2B+

in assets under management

* as of 5/31/2024


Impact

34 states

served with satisfied clients

Our core values.

At the heart of our business and culture are seven core values. Each value is embodied by a vibrant color that brings our bull logo to life.

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INTEGRITY
We uphold the highest standards of ethics in everything we do.

PASSION
We are deeply committed to going above and beyond for our clients.

EXCELLENCE
We strive to deliver exceptional results and exceed expectations.

WISDOM
Our team combines knowledge and insight to provide wise guidance.

INDEPENDENT
As an independent firm, we prioritize objective advice and put our clients' best interests first.

DIVERSITY
We foster an inclusive environment that values different perspectives and experiences.

COMMUNITY
We actively contribute to the community and support local initiatives.

Our timeline of continuity and longevity.

In 1969, John D. Cooke came back home to the United States after flying KC-135A Stratotankers in Vietnam. He had the idea to start a business where he could help people and build lasting relationships. Seeing there was a need to provide people with financial security he established the Cooke Financial Group.

As a forward-thinker, John devoted himself to setting a new standard in the industry. He implemented a thoughtful process to select knowledgeable money management firms, which was way ahead of its time. Recognizing a successful long-term investing strategy goes beyond products, he developed a framework. This comprehensive wealth management framework covered all aspects of a clients' financial well-being. His foresight led Cooke Financial Group to prominence as an industry leader.

Today, Chris and Brian Cooke, John's sons, uphold the legacy he built. As partners of our independent wealth advisory firm they keep moving us forward. The goal always remains the same, to provide objective investment guidance to help clients achieve financial peace of mind.

1969 - John D. Cooke establishes Cooke Financial Group

1969

John D. Cooke establishes the Cooke Financial Group.

1992 - Chris and Brian Cooke join the Cooke Financial Group

1992

Chris Cooke and Brian Cooke join Cooke Financial Group as 2nd generation advisors.

2004 - John D. Cooke ranked 33 in Barron's America's 100 Top Brokers

2004

John D. Cooke ranks 33rd in Barron's America's 100 Top Brokers.

2008 - Cooke Financial Group is named #1 family team in America

2008

Cooke Financial Group named #1 Family Team in America by Research Magazine.

2016 - The Cooke Financial Group becomes independent

2016

The Cooke Financial Group becomes an independent financial advisory firm.

2018 - Chris and Brian Cooke co-found Sanctuary Wealth

2018

Chris Cooke and Brian Cooke co-found Sanctuary Wealth.

2023 - John J. and Claire Cooke join the Cooke Financial Group

2023

John J. Cooke and Claire Cooke join Cooke Financial Group as 3rd generation advisors.

2023 - Cooke Financial Group receives Best Wealth Advisors 6th year in a row

2023

Named #1 & #2 Best Wealth Advisors in Indiana by Forbes for sixth year in a row.

2024 - Named Barron's Advisor Top 1200 Advisors 4th Year in a Row

2024

Named Barron's Advisor Top 1200 Advisors for fourth year in a row.

Locally rooted, nationally recognized.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, our wealth advisors earn consistent recognition as some of the best in the country.

Forbes Top 250 Wealth Advisors in America

2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

Forbes #1 and #2 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors in Indiana

2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

Barron's Top 1,200 U.S. Financial Advisors

2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

AdvisorHub 100 Advisors to Watch (Over $1B) 

2023

AdvisorHub 50 Advisors to Watch (Over $1B) 

2022

Expertise.com Best Financial Advisors in Indianapolis 

2024, 2023, 2022

Five Star Wealth Manager Award

2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisers

2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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Forbes Top 250 Wealth Advisors (2018 - 2024), created by SHOOK Research. Most recently presented in April 2024 based on data provided as of June 2023. No fee was paid to be included in the ranking.

Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors (2018-2024), created by SHOOK Research. Most recently presented in April 2024 based on data provided as of June 2023. No fee was paid to be included in the ranking.

Barron's Top 1,200 U.S Financial Advisors (2009-2016 & 2021-2024), created by Barron's. Most recently presented in March 2024 based on data provided as of September 2023. No fee was paid to be included in the ranking.

AdvisorHub 100 Advisors to Watch (Over $1B) (2023), created by AdvisorHub. Presented in June 2023 based on data gathered from January 2022 – December 2022. No fee was paid to be included in the ranking.

AdvisorHub 50 Advisors to Watch (Over $1B) (2022), created by AdvisorHub. Presented in September 2022 based on data based on data gathered from January 2021 – December 2021. No fee was paid to be included in the ranking.

Expertise.com Best Financial Advisors in Indianapolis (2022 - 2024), created by Expertise.com. Most recently presented in January 2024 based on data gathered as of August 2023. No fee was paid to be included in the ranking. Additional fee was paid for advertising.

Five Star Professional Five Star Wealth Manager Award (2012-2016 & 2018-2023), created by Five Star Professional. Most recently presented in September 2023 based on data gathered from November 2022 to May 2023. No fee was paid to be included in the ranking.

Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisers (2013-2016 & 2018-2020), created by Ignite Research. Most recently presented in April 2020 based on data gathered as of June 2019. No fee was paid to be included in the ranking.

See what our team members say about us.

Find out about the Cooke Financial Group experience straight from our team members.

Visit our Indianapolis headquarters.

Our office is located at 9340 Priority Way West Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

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Connect with the Cooke Financial Group.

Reach out to our award winning team and let us know how we can help. We'd love to have the opportunity to serve you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM EST

     9340 Priority Way West Drive Indianapolis, IN 46240
     (317) 814-7800
     contactcooke@cookefg.com

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