Meet the D.K. Brede Team

D.K. Brede Investment Management Company, a GW & Wade Company

Led by Debra Brede, our team delivers investment management services to high-net-worth individuals, corporations, retirement plans, charitable trusts, and municipalities. Every recommendation we make depends on a client's individual needs.

In her book, You’re Retired...Now What?, she shares some of her established financial philosophies and advice on making your money work for you during retirement. Developed from a lifetime of industry experience, her wealth management strategies put your values first, pursuing a positive impact for you, your loved ones, and the world.

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You're Retired...Now What?

Utilizing more than 30 years of wealth management experience and expertise, Debra Brede shares how to manage your money through retirement. See how Debra is changing the conversation around retirement.

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Our Services

We offer an individualized approach to wealth management built upon a deep understanding of your life and goals.


Investment Management

There’s more to you than your investor profile. We craft your unique investment strategy with care, attention to detail and your life in mind.

Wealth Management

Your financial plan will reflect your overall objectives, as well as specific goals we decide upon for each of the six areas that make up a comprehensive wealth management plan.
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Awards & Recognition

Debra K. Brede has ranked among the industry’s top advisors.

• Forbes recognized Debra Brede Top Women Wealth Advisors in February 2023 for the year ending 9/30/22.
• Forbes recognized Debra Brede for Best-in-State in April 2023 for the twelve months ending 6/30/22.
• Forbes recognized Debra Brede as a Top 250 Wealth Advisors in April 2023 for the twelve months ending 6/30/22.
• Barron’s recognized Debra Brede as a Top 100 Women Financial Advisors in June 2023 for the twelve months ending 3/31/23.
• Barron’s recognized Debra Brede as a Hall of Fame Advisor in 2019 after being ranked for 10 or more years on any of the Top 100 Financial Advisors, Barron’s Top Women Financial Advisors, or Top 100 Independent Advisors.
• Barron’s recognized Debra Brede as a Top 1,200 Financial Advisor in March 2022 for the twelve months ending 9/30/21.
• FT recognized Debra Brede as a FT 400 Financial Advisors 2020 in April 2020 for the previous year. Previous years’ awards were recognized around the same time each year for the prior year. As a result of being recognized on this list, Ms. Brede was invited to be a member of the Financial Advisor IQ Leadership Council in 2022 and 2023.

Compensation paid to Forbes and Barron’s for use and promotion of ratings.

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