John Bussel is the Chief Investment Officer of Team Hewins and served in that role at Hewins Financial Advisors. As CIO, John is able to utilize his extensive investment experience while providing our clients with a very high level of care and dedication. It is his goal to bring the financial professionalism and expertise used by great institutions to our individual and family clients.
John has seen all sides of investment financial services. He draws from his experience as Assistant Vice President and Investment Officer for Fiduciary Trust International, where he developed his knowledge of industries, markets, and portfolio management. In 1996, John sought a more personal side to investing and worked as a Financial Advisor for Prudential Securities. John prefers and appreciates the unique characteristics of a fee-only firm like Team Hewins and transitioned to independent advising in 1999. As Principal, CIO, and Senior Financial Advisor based in Team Hewins’ Miami office, John works to keep our clients highly informed by providing access to a broad range of financial resources and reporting.
“When someone becomes a Team Hewins’ client, they quickly gain an appreciation for our fiduciary spirit and rigorous supervision. Our firm provides objective advice to individuals and families, along with the sophisticated investment choices that institutions have long enjoyed.”
Working with private clients and family-based foundations, John has a special interest in family wealth management. Understanding the wishes and needs of each family member, while leveraging the benefits of collective investment planning, is a particular strength of his practice and the firm overall.
John is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Miami and earned his BA in History and Spanish from Duke University in 1991.
He is actively engaged in his community as chair of the Barry University Board of Trustees in Miami Shores. John is a director and executive committee member of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and is the First Vice President of the American Jewish Committee Miami Chapter. He serves on the boards of Temple Beth Sholom, the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education, Florida International University Foundation, FIU Hillel, and the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut. John also serves on the investment committees of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Foundation, FIU Foundation, and Barry University.