Our Team

Benjamin Bruins, ChFC
Vice President
Investment Adviser Representative*

1350 NW 138th St. Ste. 300
Clive, IA 50325
(515) 273-5120 Ext. 102
(515) 201-6722 Cell
Fax (515) 273-5128

E-mail: bbruins@securitiesmail.com
Website: firstheartlandfinancialgroup.com

Ben Bruins, ChFC has been with First Heartland Financial Group since graduating from Drake University in 2001. After college, he continued his education and training in financial planning and has received the ChFC ® (Chartered Financial Consultant ® ) designation from the American College. Advanced planning for every person, every need—That’s the promise of a ChFC ® (Chartered Financial Consultant ® ) designation from The American College of Financial Services. The American College has redefined financial planning for advisors serving the ever-evolving American demographic with a comprehensive educational program. Comprised of nine college-level courses that address all aspects of financial planning, with a focus on the practical applications of those principles based on real-life case studies. Ben has been an active member of the NAIFA Central Iowa (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) and currently serves as the President- lect. NAIFA advocates for a positive regulatory and legislative environment for the benefit of our clients, enhances business and professional skills, and promotes the ethical conduct of members. Ben has been a speaker at functions all throughout the Midwest sharing his acumen in many financial topics. Some including: social security timing strategies, pension distribution strategies, and investment and retirement strategies.

Services Offered:

  • Investment and Retirement Strategies*
  • Estate Conservation Strategies*
  • Financial Planning and Analysis*
  • Retirement Income Distribution Planning*
  • Mutual Fund Portfolio Management*
  • Investment & Retirement Planning 401(k), Profit Sharing, and IRA/TSA Rollovers*

  • Annuties
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Individual & Group Health Insurance
  • Social Security Timing Strategies
  • Pension Distribution Strategies

*Investments and advisory services offered through Representatives of Lincoln Financial Securities, Member FINRA/SIPC. Lincoln Financial Securities & First Heartland Financial Group, Inc. are not affiliated. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates. LFS-1641630-111016

WE WORK WITH MANY COMPANIES TO HELP MEET YOUR NEEDS. BELOW IS A SAMPLE:

  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Principal Financial Group
  • John Hancock
  • American General
  • Pacific Life
  • VOYA
  • Nationwide
  • American Funds
  • Midland National
  • Prudential
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Wellmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • The Hartford Financial Services
  • AXA Equitable
  • Transamerica
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Genworth
  • Aviva
  • Protective
  • Jackson National
  • New York Life
  • Vanguard Investments
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Putnam Investments
  • PIMCO Investments
  • Blackrock Investments
  • T. Rowe Price Investments
  • MetLife Investors USA
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Mass Mutual
  • CUNA
  • Invesco Investments
  • Sammons Retirement Solutions
  • Oppenheimer Investments

    BIO

    Ben grew up in St. Anthony, MN just outside the Twin Cities and first came to Iowa in 1997 to attend Drake University and compete on the Drake Golf Team that finished as Missouri Valley Conference Champions. He graduated summa cum laude with a double major in Finance and Insurance along with a specialized finance track in Personal Financial Planning. Ben and his wife Jen have 4 children (Emma, Isabella, Bennett, and Easton) and reside in Van Meter, IA.

    Investments and advisory services offered through Representatives of Lincoln Financial Securities, Member FINRA/SIPC. Lincoln Financial Securities & First Heartland Financial Group, Inc. are not affiliated. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates. LFS-1641630-111016