Founded in 1997, as an independent, employee-owned firm, Rockwood provides objective Investment Management and Advisory Services to a diverse group of Public Fund, Taft-Hartley and Corporate clients throughout the United States, serving as a fiduciary, without exception. The firm’s partners have an average of over 25 years of experience in the investment management industry. Four founding partners worked together for several years at one of the largest trust and investment counseling firms in the nation prior to forming Rockwood. As owners of the firm, each partner has a direct, personal stake in the success of our clients – “your success is our success!”
We are committed to the highest level of ethical responsibility and professionalism, including the code of conduct and standards of practice of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute. We maintain a highly competitive fee-only structure, free of any hidden charges or potential conflicts of interest.
Our investment strategies are well-conceived, disciplined and implemented by an experienced, stable team of investment professionals and sub-advisors. Each member of the firm shares a consistent investment philosophy, and we strictly adhere to a prudent risk management discipline – providing clients the investment management skill they expect and the personal service they deserve. This commitment to assisting clients has never been over-shadowed by an industry adage, “being all things to all people.” Investments are what we know, and building our business one-relationship-at-a-time based on trust and integrity is what we do.
Meet Our Sub-Advisors
In 2004, Rockwood Capital Advisors and Boston-based Contravisory Investment Management entered into a sub-advisory agreement, forming a strategic alliance offering a technically based/momentum style, All-Cap equity approach for clients. Additionally, Contravisory offers a long-short Hedge Fund product based on their proprietary process and research. Contravisory was founded in 1972 and currently has $700 million in assets under management.
In 2015, Rockwood Capital Advisors and St. Louis-based Buckingham Advisors (BAM) formed a strategic alliance, providing investment management and advisory services to our clients. BAM is a Focus Financial Partner. Focus Financial Partner firms represent an alliance of registered investment advisors (RIA) located in 42 states, Canada and the UK. Unlike brokers and wealth managers in large investment institutions, they craft their financial plans with no incentive to use any proprietary products or investment vehicles. Buckingham offers fact-based research and analysis, as well as access to an extensive, low-cost family of passively managed, asset class mutual funds. In addition to traditional advisory services, BAM offers services such as investment policy development/review, asset allocation, investment research, portfolio construction, and management oversight. Buckingham was founded in 1994 and currently has $8.3 billion in assets under management.