Carl J. Hartman
Carl J. Hartman is the Senior Vice President, Principal, and Senior Investment Officer of DiNuzzo Index Advisors, Inc. which has operated as an SEC Registered Investment Advisor since 1989 and currently manages $760 million in assets under management as of November 30, 2019. Carl joined the firm in 2007, with the objective of joining a “Fee Only” Wealth Management Firm that was focused on offering their clients sound objective investment and financial planning under a fiduciary standard. Carl was a key component in DiNuzzo Index Advisors, Inc., being awarded the “#1 Best Places to Work” in Western Pennsylvania/Pittsburgh in 2008, 2013 and 2016 by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Additionally, Carl has been awarded the prestigious multi-year designation as a FIVE STAR Wealth Manager. The award is given to wealth managers in Pittsburgh and across the U.S. who satisfy key client criteria and score the highest in overall client satisfaction.
He has been a licensed representative in the investment field for the past 20+ years. He was previously employed by Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., where he was assigned to handle many service and investment related issues with a diverse client base of over 400 clients. He worked side by side with the Schwab Private Client and Advised Investing Team in helping his clients with their asset management and financial planning issues.
Carl has devoted expertise at DiNuzzo Index Advisors, Inc. (DIA) to Institutional Style Index Investment Management, Financial Planning and Business Development; he has perfected his communication skills to convey our business philosophy to prospective clients. His vast experience in the financial planning segment allows prospective clients an additional benefit when researching individual investment firms. Carl’s clear, concise approach to business development and our mission has added value to our firm and clients. His sincere belief in the primary objective at DIA of addressing the clients’ planning needs, objectives and goals is a perfect fit for the firm.
Carl earned a BS (Bachelor of Science Degree) in Business Administration from Duquesne University and a Private Pilot Certificate from Kent State University. Carl is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). Carl has also completed the comprehensive and in-depth Professional Advancement program and classes at Duquesne University and achieved their Executive Certificate in Financial Planning designation. He has also achieved his ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant®) designation through The American College of Financial Services. In 2014, Carl became a member of The Pittsburgh Society of Investment Professionals (PSIP).
In 2014, Carl was awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies™, the standards-setting body for fi360. The AIF® Designation signifies specialized knowledge, fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care. The Designation includes an agreement to abide by the Code of Ethics. On an ongoing basis, Designees are required to complete continuing education to maintain the AIF® Designation.
He is a lifelong resident of the Mon Valley Area of Pittsburgh where he and his wife are currently raising their four children. In his time away from work, he and his wife enjoy quality time together and managing the many activities of their children. Carl is an avid exercise/workout enthusiast and also enjoys golfing.
The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. XXXX Pittsburgh area wealth managers were considered for the award; XXX (XX percent of candidates) were named 2019 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2018: 1,653 considered, 227 winners; 2017: 1,133 considered, 277 winners. 2016: 1,064 considered, 423 winners; 2015: 1,494 considered, 442 winners; 2014: 1,721 considered, 458 winners; 2013: 1,777 considered, 545 winners; 2012: 1,863 considered, 493 winners.