Financial Advisors

Financial Advisors

As your credit union, we’re committed to caring for all aspects of your fiscal fitness, present and future. So in addition to handling your day-to-day financial necessities, Mission Federal Credit Union has partnered with CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS) to make non-deposit investment products and services available to Mission Fed members. They’ve assembled a group of experienced financial advisors to provide you with complete investment services, beneficial insurance products and top-notch advice.

Please feel free to call the Investment Center at 858.546.2278 or 800.286.9006.

Check the background of the investment professionals associated with this site on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

CFS Representative

North County Coastal

710 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Branches served:
Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Clairemont, Encinitas, Linda Vista, Solana Beach

Terry Arges

Photo of Terry Arges858.524.2799
State registrations: CA, CO, NC
CA Ins Lic #0H87766

Terry uses his knowledge of investment products and financial markets to help his clients learn more about their options. He has over 7 years of experience in the financial industry, of which 5 are as an investment representative. At Charles Schwab, he served as a Retirement Services Specialist, assisting his clients with recommendations whether they were planning for retirement or looking for supplemental income during retirement. Terry’s understanding of financial planning, enhanced by his research and organizational skills, helps him review and discuss investment objectives with his clients, whether they are building their career, expanding their family or enjoying their retirement.

Terry holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California San Diego. In his free time, he gives back to the community as an assistant Scout Master with Boy Scouts of America.

North County Inland

1500 E. Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92027

Branches served:
Escondido, Little Italy, Mission Hills, Mission Valley, San Marcos

Carlos Caceres

Photo of Carlos Caceres858.524.2698
State registrations: AZ, CA, FL, GA, KY, MA, NM, OR, TX, UT
CA Ins Lic #0B42873

Carlos began his investment career in 1993, and continues to get great satisfaction from teaching his clients about financial products so that they leave the meeting with a better understanding than they came in with. He has an extensive background in retirement planning, both on individual and corporate levels. Carlos is well versed in IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s, Defined Benefit Plans and Pensions. He also specializes in the area of college planning. He is knowledgeable about the many uses of life insurance, including their use in Estate, Retirement and Business Planning. Carlos will provide you with the information, knowledge and guidance to help make a brighter financial future for you and your family. Carlos is bilingual and can also assist in providing investment advice to our Spanish speaking members.

Carlos graduated from Cal Poly Pomona where he majored in Finance. He enjoys spending his free time with his family and participating in obstacle course racing.

South County -
Remote Service

Branches served:
Eastlake, Imperial Beach, National City, Telegraph Canyon, Terra Nova

David Elster, CFP®

Photo of David Elster858.805.7949
State registrations: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, KS, KY, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, WA
CA Ins Lic #0H84747

David believes there is no “rule of thumb” when it comes to planning for life goals. Any such plan requires considerable thought and planning. As a certified financial planning professional, he is committed to working with individuals and families to define and refine financial goals and preparing actionable plans to meet those goals.

David is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and has over 18 years of finance experience including the most recent 7 as a Financial Advisor. David obtained his CFP designation in 2015. David holds his Series 7 and 66 through CFS. David also holds his Life and Variable Insurance and Annuity licenses.

David is a California native who spent 15 years split between PA and KY before returning to his home state. When he is not working with clients, David spends his free time with his family hiking, spending time at the beach or generally having a good time.

North County

985 Civic Center Dr. Suite 106
Vista, CA 92083

Branches served:
Oceanside, Vista

Brendan McMurtrie

Photo of Brendan McMurtrie858.524.2795

Brendan has over 20 years in the financial services industry. In his career, Brendan has developed a well rounded approach with a background in banking, marketing, sales, management, operations, auditing/compliance, insurance, and investments. He has been Securities and Investment Advisory registered for 14 years and his primary goal is to help and educate families and small business owners in the community to simplify the complexity of financial strategies. Brendan enjoys helping families understand the importance of planning a monthly cash flow schedule, preparing for life events, and protecting their legacy for the future. Brendan has been a public speaker for multiple schools and networking organizations, providing financial education for teachers, students, and business owners.

Born and raised in a small town in Sonoma County, Brendan moved to North San Diego County in 2002 and now calls San Marcos home. He believes a strong community is built within, and has volunteered for numerous organizations to help promote athletics, teamwork, education, and health. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, playing kickball, hiking, and listening to the local bands in the park.

Central/North East County

13465 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Branches served:
Carmel Mountain, Mira Mesa, Mira Mesa West, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch

Alan Davis

Photo of Alan Davis858.524.2794

Alan has more than 17 years of investment and financial planning experience. Before joining CUSO Financial Services, he held advisor positions at Capital Investment Advisors, Tax & Financial Group, and SchoolsFirst FCU. When it comes to financial planning, Alan values getting to know each client personally to better understand their needs and to ensure the proper plans are in place to meet their goals. He is committed to educating his clients of their investment options and best practices for a solid financial future. He also has extensive knowledge of retirement and pension plans.

Alan earned a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from California State University, Fullerton. He is FINRA registered to provide securities and holds California Life and Disability licenses. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and camping.

East County

5500 Grossmont Center Dr Ste 113
La Mesa, CA 91942-3070

Branches served:
College Grove, El Cajon, La Mesa, Rancho San Diego, San Carlos, Santee

Bobby Koba, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®

Photo of Bobby Koba858.524.2792
State registration: CA
CA Ins Lic #0E98984

Bobby serves Mission Fed members with over 12 years of experience in financial advising and is a designated Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Charted Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). He truly enjoys working with members to determine their financial needs and match them with great products.

He earned his degree in Business Marketing from California State University Northridge. He played baseball at the collegiate and minor league level, and enjoys golfing and competing in triathlons. In his downtime, he enjoys camping and going to the beach with his family.

* Available by appointment only.

† Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (“CFS”), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. Mission Federal Credit Union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union members.

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