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How We Work

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

Our team approach adds perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Meet Our Team

Peter Paul Ostapow, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF

(631) 751-1777

(631) 751-1560

Peter Paul Ostapow is a Registered Representative of and offers securities products and services through American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. Investment advisory services offered through American Portfolios Advisors, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.

Mr. Ostapow is securities licensed in FL, NY, NJ & VA; and is strictly intended for individuals residing in those states. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident outside these specific states. Mr. Ostapow is licensed to sell insurance in the following states: FL, NY, NJ, & VA

Licenses, Certification & Education

Securities Licenses:

General Industry / Product Exams

  • Series 7 - A general securities registered representative license administered by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) that entitles the holder to sell all types of securities products with the exception of commodities and futures. 1/19/1985
  • Series 6 - A securities license entitling the holder to register as a limited representative and sell mutual funds, variable annuities and insurance products. 11/01/1982
  • Series 22 - An exam administered by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Qualifies a registered individual to deal various forms of Direct Participation Programs (DPPs) such as real estate, oil and gas, and limited partnerships. 11/29/1983

State Securities Law Exams

  • Series 65 - A securities license required by most U.S. states for individuals that act as an investment advisor. The exam covers laws, regulations, ethics, and knowledge on specific investments products. 12/02/2009
  • Series 63 - Entitles an individual with the qualifications necessary to become a limited registered representative who solicits orders for corporate debt and equity securities such a common stock and preferred stock, bonds, warrants, and more. 05/04/1992

Other Licenses and Designations:

  • Certified Financial Planner - CFP® Adelphi University 1985
    The Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation is a professional certification mark for financial planners conferred by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) in the United States. To receive authorization to use the designation, the candidate must meet education, examination, experience and ethics requirements, and pay an ongoing certification fee.. The information relates specifically to CFP certification in the United States. To earn the CFP designation, candidates must meet several requirements—the first of which is the educational requirement, which requires candidates to have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university. As a first step to the present CFP certification criteria, students must master a list of nearly 100 topics on integrated financial planning. The topics cover major planning areas such as:
    • General Principles of Finance and Financial Planning
    • Insurance Planning
    • Employee Benefits Planning
    • Investment and Securities Planning
    • State and Federal Income Tax Planning
    • Estate Tax, Gift Tax, and Transfer Tax Planning
    • Asset Protection Planning
    • Retirement Planning
    • Estate Planning
  • Chartered Financial Consultant - ChFC American College 2003
    Awarded by the American College of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, it is a designation that denotes an individual has passed a four-year program that consists of examinations covering investments, insurance, taxation, economics, finance and other related areas. Designation granted by The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. ChFC candidates must complete several years' worth of examinations and training. ChFC professionals are guided by a strict code of ethics involving professionalism, client service and continuing education requirements
  • Chartered Life Underwriter - CLU American College 1998
    Designation granted by The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA, representing the pinnacle in insurance knowledge. CLU professionals must complete eight required courses and pass an exam that shows in-depth knowledge of the insurance needs of individuals and business owners
  • Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow - LUTCF 1984
    The American College and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) jointly confer the LUTC Fellow designation. Candidates must complete six required courses and pass a final examination


St. John's University

  • Queens Campus, NY 1978
  • Bachelors of Science
  • Business Administration