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James J. Bertucci, CFP®, ChFC®, RICP®

James J. Bertucci, CFP®, ChFC®, RICP®

Financial Advisor

Helping make a difference in the lives of clients.

Investment Advisory and Planning Services include:

  • Pre and post Retirement Planning to help individuals and families create and implement strategies for the accumulation and income distribution phases of retirement.
  • Pre and post Inheritance Planning to help individuals and families make wise decisions based on their goals and objectives.
  • Investment Portfolio Management using independent research to provide our clients with portfolio analysis, monitoring and rebalancing.

Insurance Services include:

  • Providing guidance for the purchase of the proper insurance coverage. The goal is to minimize your financial exposure to risks which could create a financial loss.

I started my career in 1988 and have regularly attended certification programs to stay on top of my field and develop my professional skills. This includes completing the curriculum and passing the rigorous exams for the following designations and registrations:

CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and CFP® (with flame logo) are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Wharton Certificate in Retirement Planning
The Wharton Certificate in Retirement Planning was awarded based on completion of a training program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

(RICP®) Retirement Income Certified Professional®
The RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional®) designation is sought by financial services sales professionals whose focus includes clients planning for their retirement income. The designation's required curriculum is administered by The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA, which is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The mark RICP® is the property of The American College and may be used only by individuals who have successfully completed the initial and ongoing certification requirements for this designation.

Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)

FINRA Registrations:
Series 7 - General Securities Representative
Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent
Series 65 - Uniform Investment Advisor

My experience, education and professional affiliations have fostered my practical approach to offering pre and post retirement and inheritance planning. First, we consider the specific financial goals and investment objectives of the client. Next, we work together to formulate a strategy to help the client work toward their goals. Then, as a registered representative of Equitable Advisors, I recommend the appropriate products and services to help them execute their strategy.

Maintaining a strong sense of community is also very important to me. My Arlington Heights, IL community activities include:

Arlington Heights Village Trustee
Performing Arts at Metropolis Past Vice President
Rotary Club Member and Past President
Chamber of Commerce Member and Past President
Crime Stoppers Past President
Board of Library Trustees Past President
Historical Society Member and Past Vice President
Heart of Gold Award Recipient
Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Volunteer of the Year
Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce 2019 Community Leader of the Year

Feel free to contact me... and thanks for visiting.