Craig Decker, CFWA®, AIF®

Client Advisor


Craig typifies professionalism and experience when working with clients by putting their interests first. As their trusted advisor, Craig’s more than 20 years of experience has been based on educating his clients and himself.

Craig attended the Severn School in Severna Park, Maryland for high school. He graduated from the University of Maryland and later earned a Master of Science degree in Financial Management from John’s Hopkins University.

Craig is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor®, a professional designation he earned from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The CPWA® designation signifies that he has met initial and ongoing experience, ethical, education and examination requirements centered on private wealth management topics and strategies for high-net-worth clients. Additionally, Craig has earned the distinction as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), representing a thorough knowledge of and ability to apply the Global Fiduciary Standard of Excellence, as well as being an Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM (AWM®), and member of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council.

Mr. Decker started at Alex. Brown in 1997, moved to Tucker Anthony in 1999, later acquired by the Royal Bank of Canada in 2001. Craig worked with the Royal Bank of Canada, establishing the Decker Global Wealth Group and later rejoining Alex. Brown in 2016 where he was named Baltimore Magazine’s “Face of Wealth Management” for both 2018 and 2019.

A true Marylander, Craig has spent a great deal of his life on both the Magothy and Severn Rivers. Craig is an avid sailor and used to race sail boats at the highest level, both in Melges 24s racing, winning the 2007 Corinthian World Championship, as well as competing in Farr 40 and TP52 fleets. Living in Severna Park with his three daughters, wife and dog, Craig spends a great deal of his free time traveling to sporting events for his daughters. His eldest daughter is a collegiate swimmer, and his younger two are both on Rowing Teams, one on her university team and the other a high school student, sure to follow in her footsteps.

Mr. Decker is passionate about environmental protection, and is a Board Member of the Coral Restoration Foundation in Key Largo, Florida. He also enjoys hunting geese, fishing, and playing golf and tennis.

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