Charles Rossi


Intelligent Capitalworks

Wealth Advisor, Portfolio Manager and Shareholder

Charles Rossi


Intelligent Capitalworks

Wealth Advisor, Portfolio Manager and Shareholder

Our mission is to create value for you by helping you create plans to help meet your goals in life and disciplined investment and wealth management strategies to support your plans. We dedicate our actions and resources to working for you on the front lines every day managing your investments and the related processes and tasks that help you stay the course. - Charles Rossi, CFP®, CTFA, AIF®, MTax, MIMFA

Fee-Only Financial Planner and Wealth Advisor located in Scottsdale, Arizona serving clients across the US.

Charles Rossi is a fee-only financial planner and wealth advisor located in Scottsdale / Phoenix, AZ, serving clients locally and across the country.  Intelligent Capitalworks was established in 2005 as fiduciary wealth management firm specializing in retirement planning, investment management and trust and estate planning to help families and individuals seeking to preserve, protect and grow their wealth – often from one generation to the next.

Charles "Charlie" Rossi joined the firm in 2014 and leads the advisory team working with the firm’s high net worth clients. He is responsible for developing all client analytics and client wealth management plans and manages the firm’s portfolio research/performance analytics. Charles is also a client investment portfolio manager.


Graduate Tax Program Estate Planning Certificate (2024 Candidate)
Villanova University
Charles Widger School of Law

Master of Taxation and Data Analysis
Arizona State University
W. P. Carey School of Business

Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis
Creighton University
Heider College of Business

Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning
New York University
School of Professional Studies

Cannon Financial Institute
Trust School I at Pepperdine University
Trust School II at University of Notre Dame
Trust School II at Boston University

Equity Investment Management
London School of Business

Business Valuation and Security Analysis
London School of Economics

Mathematics in Applied Finance
University of Leeds (UK)

Personal Financial Planning Certificate
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Portfolio Management
College for Financial Planning

Bachelor of Science in Finance
Arizona State University
W. P. Carey School of Business

Professional Accreditation

During his career, Charles has earned the following professional designations:

  • Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor
  • Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor®
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
  • Investment Advisor Core Compliance Certificate

    Charles has passed Level I and Level II of the CFA Program and is currently a Level III candidate. He is a member of the CFA Institute, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors and the Phoenix Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. Charles has passed the Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination and is Series 65 licensed.


Charles Rossi is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.

Intelligent Capitalworks is an employee-owned professional wealth management services firm registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Our firm has been purpose-built to help you successfully manage your financial life.

Successfully managing your financial life requires clarity, insight, well-reasoned thought, discipline, and good judgment. There is a lot for you to guard and think about, and there are multiple workflows that require your frequent attention and energy. We have the resources, servicescape and professionals with the capacity and depth-of-field to help you succeed.

We help you successfully address your retirement planning, investment managementtrust and estate planning, and philanthropic planning needs by providing you with professional board-certified advisory services. We help you develop a plan intended to help you accumulate enough income and investment assets so that when you wish to stop working or can no longer work, you will be able to replace your earned income to support yourself in your desired lifestyle. Then we build and manage a portfolio of investments in your individual, trust, retirement and philanthropic accounts with the goal of helping you generate the income and capital growth you will need to meet your planned expenses and goals in retirement.

We serve families and individuals as an advisor, manager, leader, and counselor. In each role, we contribute differently as you look to us with different needs at different times. Most often, we contribute simultaneously across all capacities in differing degrees. As leaders, we provide motivation and direction. As counselors, we help remove barriers. As advisors, we provide technical advice. And as managers, we carry out process. Taken together, we are always working to position you in your place of greatest potential.

Firm culture counts.

It is a special honor to receive your trust to advise you financially and manage your money.  It is a substantial responsibility that we approach with great care and respect. If you are looking to establish a long-term investment management and wealth advisory relationship, we welcome the opportunity to sit down with you to learn about you, your needs and how we might be able to help you.

Become a client.  Contact Monique Pressley at 480-951-2900 to schedule an appointment.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • We invest our time, talent, energy and resources on behalf of our clients, helping them better manage their financial lives and their investments, and helping them achieve the goals they set in their plans.

Ideal Clients

  • We support individuals and families who are seeking investment management and personal wealth advisory services for assets starting at $2,000,000.

Working Together

  • As a professional fiduciary, we will always work in your best interests. It is a privilege that very few people, if any, will get in their lives to be entrusted with your money and the responsibility to help you look after your financial well-being.

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Charles Rossi is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Charles Rossi is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX)
    The independent CEFEX Investment Advisor certification demonstrates adherence to a best-practice standard.

    The independent CEFEX Investment Advisor certification demonstrates adherence to a best-practice standard.

    CEFEX advisory firms adhere to the Global Fiduciary Standard of Excellence. This means they act in the best interest of investors. This is in contrast with a firm that lacks a fiduciary process. The fiduciary standard offers a consistency of interpretation and implementation, which facilitates the transfer of knowledge between the advisor, clients, vendors and regulators.

    The objective is simple: to protect investors.

  • Financial Planning Association
    Charles Rossi is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)

    FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.

  • CFA Institute

    Charles Rossi is a Member of the CFA Institute

    The CFA Institute is a global, not-for-profit organization comprising the world’s largest association of investment professionals. With more than 170,000 members and 150 regional societies around the world, the organization is dedicated to developing and promoting the highest educational, ethical, and professional standards in the investment industry.

  • Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA)
    Charles Rossi is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA)

    Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA) is a professional designation offered by the American Bankers Association (ABA). This mark provides training and knowledge in taxes, investments, financial planning, trusts, and estates. The CTFA credential is appropriate for professionals who have a career in banking, broking, financial planning, taxation, or trust administration.

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
    Charles Rossi is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF)

    Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) training empowers investment professionals with the fiduciary knowledge and tools they need to serve their clients’ best interests. Advisors who have earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation have gone through training, met the qualifications, and passed the exam allowing use of the AIF designation and they are immediately able to demonstrate the added value that they can bring to both existing and prospective clients.

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Office Locations:

  • 16427 N Scottsdale Rd
    Suite 350
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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