About Us

What Makes Korving & Company Unique?

Let our clients tell you.  When asked, they used words like: "honest," "personal," "caring," "works for me," "cares for my financial well-being," and "class act."  (We'd love to provide you with actual client testimonials, but the SEC does not allow us to provide them.  However, if you know one of our clients we encourage you to talk with them about their experience.)  We treat our clients the way we like to be treated.  We think that's the way any service provider ought to operate, and we strive for total client satisfaction.  We have over 55 years of combined experience helping families achieve their financial goals.  Many of our clients have been with us for decades and we are proud of the fact that we serve several generations of the same families.  

An independent Registered Investment Advisory firm.

Our firm is owned and operated by its officers.  We are not owned by, tied to, or controlled by anybody else.  This is important because it means that we are able to always put the needs and interests of our clients first.  

Not a transactional business.

In other words: we don't get paid on trades.  This means that you can be sure that your best interests are at the heart of our recommendations. 

We believe in a steady, long-term investment approach.

Because of this approach, we want to create and maintain lasting relationships with our clients.  Before entering into a new client relationship we want to be sure that we and our potential clients are compatible and share similar investment philosophies. 

We are the financial firm that widows turn to.

We have developed an expertise in working with widows and are available to help them pick up the loose ends created by the loss of their spouse and make sure they don’t have to go at it all alone. 

Owned & operated by a father and son team

Korving & Company is owned and operated by a father and son team, Arie & Stephen Korving, and they have a unique dynamic.  Arie has been working with clients through every kind of market environment in his three decades of wealth management, and Stephen's background is in institutional money management where he developed sound money management techniques.  Together they create solid strategies for investing wisely to help people achieve their goals without taking unnecessary investment risk.  Their father/son relationship and age difference also creates a built-in succession plan so that clients don't have to worry about who to turn to if something happens to one of them.

Our Mission is Simple

Do what is right for our clients.  Always.

We want to rebuild trust in the financial services industry.  We believe that people should have peace of mind about their finances, so that they can spend more time on the things in life that bring them the most happiness.  We're doing that by listening to our clients, keeping them informed and always acting in their best interest.  After all, at the end of our lives none of us will be judged by the things that we have, but by the way we have treated others.

Our clients spend their time focused on the things that are most important to them, such as family, work and travel.  We are their personal financial concierge.  We take over the daily management of their investments and finances.  We take pride in being a trusted resource for our clients and the main point of contact for all of their financial affairs.  

Our Mission is Simple

Do what is right for our clients.  Always.

We want to rebuild trust in the financial services industry.  We believe that people should have peace of mind about their finances, so that they can spend more time on the things in life that bring them the most happiness.  We're doing that by listening to our clients, keeping them informed and always acting in their best interest.  After all, at the end of our lives none of us will be judged by the things that we have, but by the way we have treated others.

Our clients spend their time focused on the things that are most important to them, such as family, work and travel.  We are their personal financial concierge.  We take over the daily management of their investments and finances.  We take pride in being a trusted resource for our clients and the main point of contact for all of their financial affairs.  

Our Team

Arie J. Korving, CFP®

Arie J. Korving, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, has been delivering customized wealth management solutions to his clients for more than three decades. Prior to co-founding Korving & Company, he was First Vice President with UBS Wealth Management and held management positions with General Electric.  He is a graduate of Michigan Tech, where he earned a degree in Chemistry.  Outside of work, Arie enjoys reading and spending time with his wife, Mary, and their two kids and five grandchildren.

Stephen J. Korving, CFP®

Stephen J. Korving, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, has nearly two decades of experience in investment research and management.  He began his career at Cambridge Associates, where he analyzed and helped advise multi-billion dollar portfolios for wealthy individuals and institutions, developing first-hand knowledge of portfolio construction and implementation that he still uses today.  Stephen began working with local families and foundations as a financial advisor at UBS Wealth Management before co-founding Korving & Company in 2010.  He and Arie decided to create Korving & Company upon realizing that they could better serve their clients if they were free of the extra conflicts and fees that are inherent in a massive publicly-traded organization.  In 2015, Korving & Company was honored by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year for Suffolk, VA.  Stephen is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he earned a degree in Business, with a major in Finance and a concentration in Risk Management.  He is active in the community, serving on the board of directors for the Portsmouth Museums Foundation, the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation, the Portsmouth Partnership, LEAD Hampton Roads, and the Portsmouth Assembly.  Stephen is a graduate of LEAD Hampton Roads and Vann Lefcoe Leadership Development. Stephen received the Top 40 Under 40 award in 2017 In his spare time, Stephen enjoys running, playing or watching sports, being outdoors, working in his yard, cooking and spending time with his wife, Megan, and their three young children.

Ella P. Bourne

Ella P. Bourne, our Administrative Manager, is responsible for all aspects of the Administrative Operations at Korving & Company and is usually the first person our clients encounter when they call or visit.  As our "paperwork guru," she plays a central role in assisting clients with opening accounts, wire transfers, and account set-up.  Ella has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking (she is a gifted cake baker and makes incredible West Indian food) and spending time with her husband and their two children.

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