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Michael J. Fischer, CLU, ChFC, CASL

Michael J. Fischer, CLU, ChFC, CASL

President & CEO

Michael J. Fischer is the President and CEO of Client 1st Financial, which he founded in 2011. With over 35 years of investment planning experience, he has earned multiple professional designations, including Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL). Fischer graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in political science and is a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association. Throughout his educational and professional career, he has garnered a passion for building reliable long-term client relationships. 

Fischer is a member of Osaic Wealth and regularly attains Royal Court status. This is one of the highest honors that RAA bestows on financial professionals within their national network, qualifying by ranking in the top 120 of all Royal Advisors throughout the country. He has also qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table in their most prestigious membership tier, Top of the Table. Because of Michael and his team’s work at Client 1st Financial, the firm was recognized as Signator Investors Inc  National Practice of the Year in 2012, and he was named to the Signator Investors Inc. Hall of Fame. 

A Lehigh Valley native, Michael grew up in Lower Macungie Township and only left to attend Pennsylvania State University. He extends his admiration for the region into his free time by volunteering with many local organizations. He has been a member of the New Bethany Ministries Board of Directors since 2017 and currently sits as board Vice President. He is also a member of United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley’s Tocqueville Society, Valley Youth House Lehigh Valley Board of Governors, and the Kutztown Lions Club.  He’s a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from the Kutztown Lions, recognizing his dedication to the foundation’s humanitarian goals. Michael and his family currently reside in Weisenberg Township. 

*Qualifying membership in the MDRT is based on minimum commission and gross business generated within a year. Each MDRT status designation is granted for one year only until lifetime membership is achieved after 10 years; otherwise, all members must apply every year to continue their affiliation with the Million Dollar Round Table.

*The Practice of the Year Award was granted by former broker-dealer Signator Investors, Inc. and sponsored by Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions in recognition of an advisor’s excellence in practice management. Candidates were evaluated by Business Health, an independent international management consulting firm specializing in the financial services industry, for client service, internal planning and structure, external relations, staffing and technology capabilities and overall practice performance. Sales production is not a criteria for winner selection. The competition was open to all advisors and of 55 applicants, 5 were selected to be interviewed and one winner was selected from that group by an independent panel. Advisors do not pay a fee to apply, to accept or to purchase materials related to advertising the award. Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation.

*The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award is an honor given to Lions Club members who provided service above and beyond the normal Lion commitment. Each club may nominate one or more members, along with a $1000 donation, to the Lions Club International Foundation.