About Us Michael DurantPresident, CFPMike Durant, the owner and founder of Belmont Financial, has been a practicing financial planner since 1989 helping clients achieve their financial goals. He received his CFP designation in 1994. Prior to establishing Belmont Financial in 1992, Mike was employed by American Express Financial Advisors as a financial planner. He holds a BS from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.A popular lecturer, Mike was a member of the distinguished faculty of Boston University, Center for Professional Education, where he taught students studying to become Certified Financial Planners. He is a member of NAPFA, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, an industry group of fee-only financial planners. As a NAPFA member, Mike has committed to twice the required industry standard for continuing education and routinely exceeds that higher level. He is also an active member of the Financial Planning Association, FPA. He teaches a very popular, long running adult education program entitled “No load Mutual Funds, How to Build an All-star Portfolio” in several communities in the Boston area. In addition, he served as a co-host on the Money Experts, a very popular call-in radio show in the Boston area.Mike frequently works with attorneys, accountants and other professionals to coordinate tax, legal and financial issues for clients. He is also a member of the Aegis Group, an exclusive group of wealth managers across the country committed to enhancing their professional skills through the free exchange of knowledge and experience.