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create a clear, navigable path to success for you through our investment management and financial planning processes to help you achieve your goals. We are committed to providing independent and tailored advice for your financial situation for a transparent fee. We strive to provide best in class customer service while always putting your best interest first.

Who We Are

Planning Associates Wealth Management was founded with the belief that asset management and financial planning should align with the goals of the client through a transparent and process-drive approach. With over 40 years of combined industry experience, Ralph C. Freibert III, Robert Heintz and Andrew Noto believe in an aligned, team approach to investment management and financial planning. Through their industry experience, they have also found that educating clients through their investment management and financial planning process gives the client more confidence. It also allows for the client’s best interest to be put ahead of anything else. The founders of Planning Associates Wealth Management also believe that transparency is very important to a client relationship. We will take the time to discuss the cost of your investments, management and planning.

Andrew B. Noto

Chief Executive Officer
Investment Advisor Representative

Born in Houston, Texas but raised in Luling, Louisiana, Andrew attended Hahnville High School before attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While studying finance, he also lettered on the Ragin’ Cajuns golf team all four years in college. READ MORE

Ralph C. Freibert III

Chief Investment Officer
Investment Advisor Representative

Ralph was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana where he attended Brother Martin High School before attending the University of New Orleans. Ralph later attended University of New Orleans as a graduate student where he received an MBA and was the co-valedictorian. He again returned to campus in 2006 as a faculty member in the Economics and Finance Department until 2014.  READ MORE

Robert L. Heintz

Investment Advisor Representative

Born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana, Robert attended Archbishop Rummel High School before attending Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York where he studied Economics. During his junior year, he spent a semester at Tulane University after completing the Duke-Vassar Summer German Program in Muenster, Germany. Upon graduation from Vassar, Robert attended New York University’s Stern Graduate School of Business where he earned his MBA in Finance.  READ MORE




We believe that the old adage “honesty is the best policy” should guide all that we do. Through our transparent processes and fee structure, we strive to give the client confidence in the services in which we provide on a daily basis. We will tell the client what we believe they need to hear, not what they want to hear.


As a client of Planning Associates Wealth Management, you are part of our family. With that, we will strive to treat you and your family’s goals with the care and respect that you deserve. Just like a family member, the doors at Planning Associates Wealth Management are always open to discuss anything that life throws at you.


The employees of Planning Associates Wealth Management will take pride in continuing to grow professionally and personally for the betterment of our clients through continuing education opportunities and industry designations. And just like we want to grow, we want our clients to grow with us through educational and learning opportunities provided by our Planning Associates.



Mutual Funds
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Government Securities
Treasury Bills
Treasury Notes


Retirement Planning
Money Management
Legacy Planning
Life Insurance
Long Term Care
College Planning


Discuss how we service clients

We treat every client on an individual basis offering specific and targeted solutions based on your unique, personal situation. Our customized approach allows us to tailor our services and try to best fit your needs.

Investment management

We manage your assets on a discretionary or non-discretionary basis by utilizing various assets including, but not limited to, exchange traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds, stocks and bonds. After taking the time to discuss your risk profile and investment needs, we will create a portfolio based on your answers and objectives.

Financial planning

Through our data collection and various pre-planning exercises, we utilize this information through our financial planning software, MoneyGuide Pro, in order to create your personal financial plan. Whether it is paying off debt, saving for college, or reaching your ultimate goal of retirement, we will create a plan to help you plan to achieve those milestones.

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