Adam L. Schwartz
CFP®, NSSA® | Wealth Advisor, Partner
Adam L. Schwartz
Wealth Advisor, Partner
Being a wealth advisor remains Adam’s greatest professional fulfillment – allowing him to help clients achieve and maintain financial clarity, security, and independence through trusting relationships. Adam is privileged to help people through life’s transitions whether they are preparing to have children or leave their legacies or solve for other unique challenges and opportunities.
Adam is also a recently published co-author along with Barry Moschel with the book, “Guided Retirement Income Planning – Introducing the GRIP Roadmap” – additional details available here.
Thoughts from Adam
The work we do helps others to successfully retire.
An important aspect of our work is to inspire confidence. This comes from building strong, trusted relationships that gives my clients a sense of clarity and connectedness.
Outside the office, I enjoy playing tennis and racquet sports. I’m passionate about spending time with our family and friends, traveling, and exploring with them – sharing great food in different places, and finding the next best place to hike.
My bucket list includes to visit more countries throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. Our last trip to Kenya we also helped build a school. While we have traveled to many places there is so much more to learn and see!
An important quote to me is, “Data is information, information creates knowledge, knowledge creates choice, and choice drives results.” ~The Wisdom Hierarchy
A native Chicagoan, Adam started his career in the financial industry in the early 90’s. Over the more than 30 years, he has worked with clients with many backgrounds from young entrepreneurs getting started to high net-worth families and business owners, to corporate retirement plans and charitable/philanthropic engagements.
Adam developed expertise with wealth and portfolio management strategies and most recently was responsible for investors’ assets totaling $3 billion. He has held leadership roles with Stein Roe & Farnham, JP Morgan, Janus, Manulife John Hancock, and AssetMark. Additionally, Adam pioneered numerous wealth management platforms, delivered hundreds of economic and market presentations, and conducted numerous panel discussions with accomplished economists and portfolio managers.
Outside of the office, Adam has served on various community and advisory boards, plays tennis regularly, and enjoys spending time, traveling, and volunteering with his wife and two teenage children. His most interesting volunteering experience was in Kenya where his family spent two weeks building a school, living in a rural Maasai Mara village to learn about the impact of education.
Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)
A Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) is a rigorous professional certification for advisors set by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. There are four parts to the initial CFP certification; education, examination, experience and ethics. A CFP candidate will need to put in up to 1,000 hours to complete the required coursework and the exam. The CFP applicant must have a minimum education level of a bachelor’s degree and coursework in financial planning. The ethics component requires the applicant to meet the Fitness Standards for Candidates and Registrants and promise to follow the Rules of Conduct which put the clients’ interests first.
National Social Security Advisor® (NSSA®)
The purpose of the NSSA® Certificate Program is to educate professional financial advisors about the United States Social Security program and related benefits. The program is offered to professionals who advise clients, colleagues, employees, and other stakeholders on the Social Security program.
BA Political Science, Minor International Studies
1991 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign