John Bussel

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Job Title: Principal, co-Chief Investment Officer, Regional Director

Office: Miami
Phone: 305.358.5941


Focus: Family Office, Foundations, Philanthropy, Socially Responsible Investing, Nonprofit

John Bussel found the ideal environment at Hewins Financial Advisors when he joined the firm as a Senior Vice President in 2003. Here John is able to utilize his extensive investment experience while providing his clients with a very high level of care and dedication. It is his goal to bring the financial professionalism and expertise used by great institutions to his individual clients. John has seen all sides of investment financial services. He draws from his experience as Assistant Vice President and Investment Officer for Fiduciary Trust International where he developed his knowledge of investment methods. In 1997, John sought a more personal side to investing and worked as a Financial Advisor for Prudential Securities. John prefers and appreciates the unique characteristics of a fee-based firm like Hewins. As a Principal and as the Regional Director of Hewins’ Miami office, John works to keep his clients highly informed by providing access to a broad range of financial resources and reporting.

“When someone becomes a Hewins’ client, they quickly gain an appreciation for our fiduciary spirit and rigorous supervision. Our firm provides objective advice to individuals and families as well as the sophisticated investment choices that institutions have long enjoyed.”

"I gained an appreciation early in my career of how great institutions manage their money. I wanted to bring that knowledge and value to individuals. "

- John Bussel

Working with private clients and family-based foundations, John has a special interest in family wealth management. Understanding the wishes and needs of each family member, while leveraging the benefits of collective investment planning, is a particular strength of his practice and the firm overall. 

John is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Miami. He is actively engaged in his community as chair of the Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and as vice chair of the Barry University Board of Trustees in Miami Shores where he chairs its Committee on Trustees. At the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut, John is a trustee and chair of the Committee on Trustees. John also serves on the investment committees of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Foundation, Barry University and Loomis Chaffee School. 

A Career in Individual and Family Investing

  • co-Chief Investment Officer, Hewins Financial Advisors, LLC
  • Principal/Regional Director, Hewins Financial Advisors, LLC
  • Principal/Senior Vice President, Hewins Financial Advisors, LLC
  • Principal, Bussel Asset Management, LLC
  • Financial Advisor, Prudential Securities
  • Assistant Vice President and Investment Officer, Fiduciary Trust International


  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish from Duke University

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