Financial Consultant

My name is Char Granstra. Welcome to my Web site.


As a financial professional with AXA Advisors, LLC, and an active member of the Rock Valley, Iowa community, I am dedicated to helping individuals and businesses build their financial futures.


To stay on top of my field and develop my professional skills over my 21-year career, I’ve regularly attended industry training and certification programs. This includes completing the curriculum and passing the exams for the:


  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designation of The American College
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) professional designation of The American College
  • FINRA Securities Registrations: Series 6, Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65
  • Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF)

  • My academic achievements include:

  • Associate of Arts Degree in Business from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa

  • My education, experience and professional affiliations have fostered my practical approach to offering financial products and planning services to my clients. Rather than just recommending a hodgepodge of unrelated products, first I’ll consider your specific financial goals and investment objectives. Working together, we’ll formulate a strategy to help you work toward your goals. Then, as a registered representative of AXA Advisors, LLC, and an insurance agent of AXA Network, LLC, I’ll recommend the appropriate products and services to help you execute your strategy.


    Maintaining a strong sense of community and a solid professional foundation are very important to me. My community activities and professional affiliations include:


  • Member of the Justice For All NW Iowa Board of Trustees
  • Past Board member, Hegg Memorial Health Center and Hope Haven, Inc.
  • Member of the Planned Giving Council of Siouxland
  • Past president and current board member of the Northwestern Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Member of the industry's Million Dollar Round Table

  • To expand my knowledge and grow professionally, I completed the course work for a Wharton Certificate in Retirement Planning*.

    *Certificate awarded based on completion of a training program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

    I successfully completed an Advanced Learning curriculum focused on asset allocatoin and wealth management strategy, hosted at The Faculty Club, Harvard University

    I am a lifelong resident of Rock Valley, Iowa. I am married to Dixon Granstra; I have two married children, and Dixon has three. Together we have 16 grandchildren.


    Thank you for visiting. I look forward to hearing from you!