Stephen Hyde

As a trusted Financial Planner with over 40 years of providing expert personal guidance and advice that helps his clients build and ensure their financial futures, Stephen Hyde is a role model for dedication to clients exhibiting the highest levels of service and transparency. His role as Chief Compliance Officer ensures HFM is in compliance with (if not exceeding) the requirements for all regulatory, legal and industry standards. Stephen Hyde provides strategic oversight and guidance to ensure HFM’s operations are in compliance with ethical business practices.

Often Described As
Confident, leader, decision maker, successful, charitable, religious

Book Recommendations
“Leadership Prayers” by Richard Kriegbaum, “Strength Finders by Tom Rath and “Ideas and Opinions” by Albert Einstein.

Daily Reads
USCCB Daily Readings, Wall Street Journal, Google News, Drudge Report

Top of mind during calls with clients
What do they need and how do I communicate it in a manner that is easy for them to understand.

Best Presentation you’ve heard In Person
Pope Benedict in Yankee Stadium 2008 with my wife, Lisa and daughter, Catie

Favorite Quote
“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” – Albert Einstein

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

Most Satisfying Part of Life at HFM Investment Advisors
Seeing client’s dreams come true.

What You Find Underrated
The human spirit, Duke Basketball and the Green Bay Packers

How do I help our clients “get ready” for life’s transitions
Whatever it takes to make that transition whether it is financial, spiritual or just being someone to lean on.

Memorable Media Appearance
My family was interviewed by Fox News about my trip to the White House to see the Pope (2008).

Friends or Family Poke Fun At
Just about everything!

Most People Might Not Know
That I am a Papal Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. I don’t have a horse, but I do have the cape, beret and the cross. Yes, there was a sword involved. Knighted by Cardinal Egan in the Cathedral in NYC. Also that I left home at 18 and have not seen my birth parents since. The people that I refer to as my parents took in a homeless kid at 18 and helped him build a life to be proud of.

Favorite Workout Routine
I work with a trainer for 1 ½ hours per day, five days per week.

Community Involvement
I’m proud to be Chairman of the Board of St. Marks High School and Board Member of the Watercrest Condominium Association. I’ve been a member of St. John The Beloved Finance Council for 19 years, CYO Athletic Advisory Committee for 25 years, and CYO Golf Committee for 30 years.

Favorite App
Fitbit and ESPN

Favorite Vacation Spot
Hilton Head

Most likely to spend a spare hour
With my family

Inspired by
God, my wife, my daughter and my friends.