What We Do

We have been serving the retirement and investment needs of families, individuals, nonprofits, and businesses for more than 50 years.

Wealth Management

We specialize in custom portfolios, managed in house by our advisors, based on our clients’ specific needs.

Research

We are a nationally recognized macroeconomic research firm based out of Florida’s capital city

Alternative Investments

We believe in the importance of diversification within your portfolio beyond managed accounts.

 

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50

Years in Business 

800

Families Served

9

Staff Members

2

Quantum Leap Awards 

Our History

We are a full service financial planning firm serving the investment management needs of the North Florida region for over 50 years.

First Franklin Team

 

1966

George F. Ewing founds George F. Ewing Insurance with an emphasis on Life Insurance, 401k management and Mutual Funds.

1973

George F. Ewing Insurance becomes affiliated with Sun Life of Canada.

1982

The agency expands its services to include Property Casualty Insurance.

1998

George F. Ewing Insurance is renamed First Franklin Financial Services in honor of George’s father, Leonard Franklin Ewing, the “First Franklin.”

2000

Brett F. Ewing moves back to Tallahassee and joins the firm.

2008

Brett takes over operations of First Franklin, the firm earns its first Quantum Leap Award..

2009

George retires but remains at the firm to act as Comptroller.

2011

The firm acquires its Palm Coast branch and partners with the Florida division of Burke Financial and begins releasing its economic research to the public

2013

First Franklin earns the Top Advisory Firm Award.

2014

First Franklin wins its second Quantum Leap Award.

2015

First Franklin wins its second Top Advisory Firm Award and the firms first MVP of the Year Award.

2016

The firm receives nationwide coverage in the Wall Street Journal, Investment News and USA Today

2017

First Franklin wins its fourth consecutive Top Advisory award. The firm is featured on Fox Business News and CNBC Asia

First Franklin in the news and market commentary

Tax reform and the impact on U.S. Equities: Brett Ewing on BNN

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Brett Ewing Quoted in Fox Business

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Our Team

Meet the team behind First Franklin Financial. We're dedicated to helping you live comfortably.

George F. Ewing

George F. Ewing

Founder, Comptroller
Brett F. Ewing

Brett F. Ewing

Owner, Chief Market Strategist, Advisor
Lance Mitchell

Lance Mitchell

Advisor, Research Director
Colin Stark

Colin Stark

Operations Manager
Chelsea Gold

Chelsea Gold

Marketing Coordinator
Tré Warren

Tré Warren

Financial Analyst
Carolyn Milgrom

Carolyn Milgrom

Service Assistant
Gina Maxwell

Gina Maxwell

Receptionist
George F. Ewing

George F. Ewing

Founder, Comptroller
Brett F. Ewing

Brett F. Ewing

Owner, Chief Market Strategist, Advisor
Lance Mitchell

Lance Mitchell

Advisor, Research Director
Colin Stark

Colin Stark

Operations Manager
Chelsea Gold

Chelsea Gold

Marketing Coordinator
Tré Warren

Tré Warren

Financial Analyst
Carolyn Milgrom

Carolyn Milgrom

Service Assistant
Gina Maxwell

Gina Maxwell

Receptionist

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