D.B. Root & Company, LLC

Investment Advisor
in Pittsburgh, PA
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About this Advisor

Richard Applegate is a certified financial planner and chartered financial consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Currently an investment advisor at D.B. Root & Company, LLC, Applegate has 16 years of practice in the financial advisory industry. Applegate has Series 63 and Series 65 licenses, certifying the advisor as both a securities agent and an investment advisor representative. Applegate is able to advise customers in Pennsylvania. Their career trajectory has included roles at Cantor Fitzgerald Wealth Partners, Uvest Investment Services, First Commonwealth Financial Advisors, Inc, Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments, Essex National Securities, Inc, D.B. Root & Company, LLC and R. Applegate & Associates, LLC. D.B. Root & Company, LLC is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a company, D.B. Root & Company, LLC oversees $407 million in assets throughout 2,087 client accounts and retains 19 staff members. The amount of assets the firm manages makes it one of the larger firms in the United States. All of the firm's accounts are managed on a discretionary basis, in which the advisor has the authority to make all investment decisions. Currently 5% of the advisory firm's clients are high-net-worth individuals, meaning they have more than $1 million in capital. D.B. Root & Company, LLC provides financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for institutional clients and selection of other advisers. The firm may charge clients asset-based and fixed fees.

Certifications and Registrations

Series 63, Series 65, Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant

Years of Experience

16 years

Services Offered

Financial planning services, Portfolio management for individuals and/or small businesses, Portfolio management for businesses or institutional clients, Pension consulting services, Selection of other advisers

Fee Structure

Percentage of Assets, Fixed Fees



Office Location

436 Seventh Avenue Suite 2800
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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D.B. Root & Company, LLC Brokerage Details

Total Assets Under Management


PA Average: $15,833,994,310
Total Number of Employees


PA Average: 41
Total Number of Accounts


PA Average: 3,342
Average Account Size


PA Average: $4,737,880

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Investment Advisory Services

  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management for individuals and/or small businesses
  • Portfolio management for businesses or institutional clients
  • Pension consulting services
  • Selection of other advisers

Richard Applegate Work History

Richard has 16 years of experience.

2018 - Present (1 year)

D.B. Root & Company, LLC

2018 - Present (1 year)

R. Applegate & Associates, LLC

2014 - Present (5 years)

Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments

2014 - 2017 (3 years)

Cantor Fitzgerald Wealth Partners

2010 - 2014 (4 years)

Essex National Securities, Inc

2004 - 2010 (6 years)

Uvest Investment Services

2002 - 2014 (12 years)

First Commonwealth Financial Advisors, Inc


Richard Applegate has no disclosures.

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