Kotys Wealth Professionals Promise

To conduct ourselves according to our profession’s fiduciary standards.

Many financial corporations are only required to ensure an investment is suitable for a client. We are held to a higher standard: a legal obligation to operate only in a client's best interests, with full transparency and without conflicts of interest. We strive to follow the fiduciary oath published by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).

To read the NAPFA Fiduciary Oath click here

To be an unbiased advisor that puts your interests first.

The recommendations we make are completely objective, based solely on your individual needs, goals and risk profile. We are one of the few local Registered Investment Advisory firms whose advisors offer fee-only advice. We do not receive commissions for making trades or to promote financial products – we are fully transparent on how we are compensated.

To partner with you over the long term.

We look at wealth management as a journey and excel at providing sound advice as your life changes over the years. As your responsibilities grow, as world events shift, and as unexpected hurdles strike, you can depend on our team to always be focused on what matters most to you.

To provide cutting-edge advice on all investment matters.

Like all professional disciplines, wealth management has its own share of technological advances, research findings, and new products. We make sure you are current on tomorrow's possibilities, without forsaking the time-tested strategies that are at our core.

To proactively minimize your risks.

We continually monitor your investments and will take appropriate action should your portfolio fall outside of the risk profile we have established. Our aim is to always make the most of your assets.

To offer clear communication and timely education.

It's important to us that our clients are thoroughly informed on what we do – the decisions we have made and how they meet your objectives. We will provide you with market commentaries, conference calls, and anytime online access to reports and account information. Our communication does not end here. Some may call it over communication, but we think it shows our commitment to partner together and know you as a person.

To exceed your personal service expectations.

Everywhere you look these days, it seems companies are cutting back on service — but not at Kotys Wealth Professionals. Providing you with the best quality service is always a given. Our entire team works together, aiming to add value to every part of the process because you are truly valuable to us.


He was a financial planner with near 10 years of experience at two large, well‐respected broker dealers. She was an experienced auditor for the state of Indiana. Together, they shared a passion for enabling people to achieve true financial wealth through authentic client relationships.

Then it happened. One night at dinner, close friends (and prominent business couple themselves) urged – Wes and Sarah Kotys – to team together and make their dream happen. “It just clicked and made sense to us at that moment,” said Wes. “That’s when The Kotys Group was born.”

Inspired by their shared passion for building an exceptional service model based on independence, conflict‐free advice, and unique portfolio management process, in 2007 Wes and Sarah Kotys launched The Kotys Group, a wealth management firm dedicated to educating and enabling clients to achieve true wealth. Fresh out of the gate, the group was focused on setting the standard for professional financial planning.

“We want money to be a tool for our clients to achieve their goals and desires, not a burden of responsibility,” said Wes. “But we also share a vision for clients to truly feel like family and know they are more than just accounts to us,” Sarah explained.

For Wes, it has been an evolution of always working toward the best possible client experience, an attitude that has carried the entire group to present day, operating as an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm, where the advisors offer fee-only advice. They believe this is the purest platform for wealth advisory services. “It puts us on the same side of the table, as a fiduciary, with every client relationship. And I believe that’s the way it should be,” Wes stated.

And while the name has changed – the company is now known as Kotys Wealth Professionals – the couple’s passion for the community, strong faith and entrepreneurial spirit remain. Today, Kotys Wealth Professionals is one of the region's most respected financial advisory firms according to Financial Advisor Magazine-RIA Survey & Ranking 2016 article. With its headquarters just 45 miles southeast of Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana, it is always the firm’s goal to build deep and genuine relationships with clients, deliver extraordinary service and help clients achieve their dreams through true wealth management. According to Wes, “Our dreams come true every time we help our clients achieve theirs.”

Meet Our Team

Welcome to the Kotys Family!

Kotys Wealth Professionals is more than just a wealth management firm. First and foremost, we are a family. And, when you work with us, you become part of our family. Our founder has been in business since 1999 and team members each have anywhere from 5-25 years of industry knowledge and experience. Meet the individual team members:

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Does My Portfolio Fit Me?

Some investors can sleep soundly no matter how the market may fluctuate, and others need predictability to feel comfortable. Where you fall on the risk spectrum is key to your investment style. Kotys Wealth Professionals take the time to determine your personal risk profile before we make any recommendation. It is something you should know no matter where you invest, and it is completely complimentary as our way of getting acquainted … of course with no obligation to become a client.