Vincent Rossi CFP® | Planning and Portfolio Management Team
“We started this firm 17 years ago after my 19-year career working for brokerage firms that were selling financial products to their customers with their left hand while trying to break into the business of providing independent and objective financial advice to them with their right hand.
By definition, securities brokerage and fiduciary investment advisory services are mutually exclusive businesses.
We have purposely built this firm from the ground up to be in just one business ‒ providing professional fiduciary wealth management and advisory services.”
Vincent Rossi CFP® is the founder of Intelligent Capitalworks, and President and Chief Investment Officer.
He leads the retirement planning, investment management and estate planning for the firm’s clients and has deep experience as a senior executive serving high net worth individuals and families. He leads the Senior Leadership and wealth management team for all clients.
Vincent Rossi CFP® | Background
Vincent’s career in the financial services industry has been distinguished by a broad foundation of knowledge and experience in the capital markets and wealth management.
Prior to founding the firm in 2005, he was a Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Trust Officer at Morgan Stanley and a Managing Director, Senior Investment Management Consultant and Portfolio Manager at US Bancorp Piper Jaffray.
Prior to the development of his individual client practice, he served institutional clients, hedging and arbitraging U.S. Government securities from the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade for a primary dealer trading directly with the Federal Reserve System during the historic 1980’s bear market in bonds.
Vincent has been an individual member of one of the world’s largest financial exchanges, The International Monetary Market Division of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he traded exclusively for his own account. Vincent was in the S&P 500 futures trading pit on October 19, 1987, during the record 22 percent one-day stock market decline.
From 1986 to 2000, Vincent wrote and taught the class, How to Become the CEO of Your Investment Portfolio, for executive programs at Thunderbird School of Global Management, The University of Arizona Extended University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Phoenix.
During the General Financial Crisis of 2007-2008, Vincent successfully developed, built and managed long-term retail multi-tenant investment real estate with national credit tenants for his personal account.
When he is not working with his wife, he enjoys traveling with her and spending time together with their two grandchildren and five adult children, especially their youngest son who will be commissioning as an officer from the United States Naval Academy in the Class of 2023.
Vincent Rossi CFP® | Professional Accreditation
During his career, Vincent has earned the following professional designations:
- CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional
- Chartered Life Underwriter®
- Certified Investment Management Analyst®
- Accredited Estate Planner®
- Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor
- Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®
- Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst®
- Investment Advisor Core Compliance Certificate
- Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination
Vincent Rossi CFP® has also passed Level I of the CFA program. He currently maintains his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification.
Vincent is FINRA Series 65 licensed and is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors and the Financial Planning Association.
Vincent Rossi CFP® | Education
Master of Science in Financial Services
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Northern Arizona University
During his career, Vincent has also studied advanced wealth management at the following institutions:
- Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
- Center for Fiduciary Studies
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School
University of Pittsburgh
- John F. Kennedy School of Government
- Philip E. Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning
University of Miami School of Law
- Richard D. Irwin Graduate School
American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
- Esperti-Peterson Institute
Michigan State University
- Cannon Financial Institute, honors graduate
at University of Notre Dame
at Boston University School of Law
at University of North Carolina, Charlotte
- Kinder Institute of Life Planning