Ara Oghoorian (CFA®, CFP®, CPA®)

Ara Oghoorian focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • AUM
  • Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Fixed Fee (Subscription, Retainer, etc.)
  • Investment Advice with Ongoing Management
  • Investment Advice without Ongoing Management

Planning Specialties

Ara has over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career at Wells Fargo Bank in Huntington Beach when he was only 18 years old. During his nine years at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Ara traveled extensively examining domestic and foreign banks as well as bank holding companies. In his two years contracting with the U.S. Department of the Treasury as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance and Economy in the Republic of Armenia, Ara simultaneously conducted work in the Republic of Georgia and the Republic of Latvia creating audit systems and procedures. It has always been his dream to start a business, so after a time at a Washington DC area wealth management firm, Ara moved back to Los Angeles to start ACap Asset Management, now considered a premier wealth management and accountancy firm.

Ara earned a degree in finance from San Francisco State University, is a Commissioned Bank Examiner through the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, is an Enrolled Agent, and holds the Series 65 license.

Additional Information

Ara is also very active in the community and sits on the board of the the Water Buffalo Club, a charitable organization dedicated to fostering the well-being of underserved and at-risk children in Los Angeles through its members’ commitment of their time and financial resources. He is also a director at Mission Valley Bank and Bancorp. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of local nonprofit, Children’s Music Fund from 2013 to 2017; the organization provides music therapy programs to help sick children overcome pain, fear, and anxiety.

In his free time, Ara enjoys playing tennis, traveling, going to the beach, opera, and spending time with his family.

NAPFA Start Date

October 27, 2009


This Office

16133 Ventura Blvd Ste 600 Encino, CA 91436-2404 Phone: (818) 272-8511 Fax: 818-272-8510