Thoughtful, Balanced Wealth Advisory.
Matthew “Matt” A. Papazian, CFA
Founding Partner, Cardan Capital Partners
Founding Partner Matt Papazian has been advising corporate executives, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth families for more than 25 years. He has a lifelong interest in the global financial markets and economy, developing a broad and deep understanding of the myriad factors that drive investment performance. Matt serves as the team’s Chief Investment Officer. In this role, he focuses exclusively on managing the team’s model portfolios and creating custom asset allocation strategies for our clients. He is recognized for his skill in constructing and managing our proprietary model portfolios and tailoring investment strategies to enhance the fulfillment of unique, often complex, financial objectives.
Prior to co-founding Cardan Capital Partners, Matt was a Senior Vice President – Wealth Management Advisor, Global Wealth & Investment Management, with Merrill Lynch. As a specially qualified Senior Portfolio Manager in the Merrill Lynch Investment Advisory Program, he was recognized for his exceptional qualifications. In addition, Matt and our team were among an elite group of financial advisors vetted to manage money for the clients of other financial advisors and for the Merrill Lynch/US Trust Company. Matt began his career as a financial analyst for a leading healthcare company.
Matt is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance at the Leeds School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is currently a member of the Denver Society of Securities Analysts and the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. Matt supports numerous nonprofit initiatives and previously served on the board of the Cancer League of Colorado.
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