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Who We Are:

Allen G. Oechsner – Investment Advisor Representative and Team Leader

 Mr. Oechsner is the Senior Portfolio Manager for the Hilton Head Asset Management Group of National Asset Management.  After almost 30 years, Mr. Oechsner retired from U. S. Trust Company of New York where he was the Managing Director of the Institutional Client Service Division.  In this role, he managed the Division and directed the institutional client review process ensuring that over $7 billion in client portfolios assigned to his divisions were being managed according to established investment policy and guidelines, and that all other aspects of a client relationship were being addressed to the client’s satisfaction.  He has considerable experience in creating investment programs and strategies to meet the specific income and growth needs of institutional endowments, charitable organizations, pension plans and other institutional clients.  He was also part of a team of professionals that were charged with managing the liquidation and re-investment of assets for large estates in probate.  Previously at U. S. Trust, he was Department Head for Taxable Fixed Income Portfolio Management and trading activities, client service, corporate bond research and short-term portfolio management.  He is a Beta Gamma Sigma graduate of Hofstra University, and is a member of various professional associations including the Bond Club of New York.  His focus is asset allocation, value stock investments and fixed income.

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Brian D. Bensch- Investment Advisor Representative

Mr. Bensch began his career in financial services in 1977 with Dean Witter & Company, and has held positions as Vice President at E. F. Hutton Company and Interstate/Johnson Lane.  He has been with the firm since 2001.

A market technician specializing in equity index and sector ETFs (exchange traded funds), Mr. Bensch has developed a proprietary market timing model which he uses to reduce risk exposure in certain market cycles.  The firm also uses Mr. Bensch’s timing model for tactical asset allocation purposes.

Mr. Bensch is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a BS in Business Administration.  He has been an active member of the Bluffton Rotary Club, is an accomplished pianist and the proud father of three grown sons, Andrew, Daniel and Matthew.

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Ruth Hauck – Registered Principal

Ms. Hauck is the Registered Principal and an Investment Advisor Representative for Hilton Head Asset Management Group.  Her career began on Hilton Head Island  in  1982 with Bache, Halsey, Stuart, Shields and in 1984 she joined   Interstate Securities as operations manager.  In 1986 Mr. Roe and Ms. Hauck opened a branch office for a private New York firm, Melhado, Flynn & Associates where she worked in many areas including operations, customer service and many other aspects of the business.  They joined National Securities in May 2008 along with Allen Oechsner and Brian Bensch in order to eventually form their own independent group. 

As Operations Manager and now Principal Ms. Hauck has centered her career on customer service with a hands on approach to all aspects of the investment management business.  Ms. Hauck also has a South Carolina Insurance license and is a notary for South Carolina.  A graduate of Drew University Ms. Hauck enjoys her church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and many equestrian activities with her daughter, Jennifer.

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Securities offered through National Securities Corporation (NSC), Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory Services offered through National Asset Management, Inc. (NAM), an SEC registered investment advisor and affiliate of NSC. Insurance products offered through National Insurance Corporation (NIC). Hilton Head Asset Management Groupis not affiliated with NSC, NAM, or NIC.

Accounts are carried by National Financial Services LLC, Member NYSE/SIPC, a Fidelity® Investments Company - and/or - Accounts are carried by COR Clearing, Member FINRA/SIPC.