Joe Akin

Managing Member, FSG

Financial Advisor, RJFS


Joe started his career in the securities industry with a regional firm in 1991. After building a successful practice by concentrating on IRAs and retirement accounts, he joined Morgan Keegan in 1994 and worked with Terry Marti and Gene Pospicil for almost nine years. During this time, Joe became a registered investment advisor representative and began to provide comprehensive wealth management strategies for his clients. Shortly after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Joe was recruited to become designated as a wealth management specialist at Legg Mason and was certified at the Legg Mason Wealth Management Institute in Orlando, Florida. His areas of expertise include tax-advantaged investing, estate planning, alternative investments, managed futures and commodities, trust accounts and family limited partnerships, and asset allocation models based on the Nobel Prize-winning Modern Portfolio Theory. Joe has also worked extensively with IRA and 401(k) rollovers and provides his clients with unique insight into the "new math" of the distribution phase. His focus is to provide his clients with a continuous stream of income that can't be outlived and he offers proven solutions for retirees seeking long-term capital appreciation and high levels of income. In March of 2007, Joe joined Financial Strategies Group, LLC, as a managing member. Through Raymond James he continues to provide his clients with outstanding investment perspectives and the highest levels of service.

Joe, a Huntsville native, attended Huntsville High School. He attended Auburn University and majored in economics. He has two daughters, Shelby, and Anna. Joe has served as a past president of the board of Hospice of Huntsville, has worked closely with Trinity United Methodist Church and Monte Sano Methodist Church, and is involved with charitable functions for the church and the community. Joe is an avid tennis player and a member of the United States Tennis Association, Huntsville Tennis Center and Huntsville Athletic Club. He currently plays on several levels of USTA Team Tennis and recently represented his team in the annual state tournament held in Mobile. Joe is also active in the Alabama Coastal Conservation, Billfish Foundation and Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. He enjoys teaching junior anglers how to fish and teaching children about wildlife conservation and nature.