Capstone Asset Management, LLC is an investment advisory firm which supplies invaluable investment advice to community banks. The firm was founded in September 2010 by John A. Schick, Capstone's founder and President. Capstone is a specialty firm that focuses only on serving the unique needs of community banks. We specialize in understanding asset liability models in order to shape a portfolio that compliments the assets and liabilities of a firm, hence reducing overall risk to the bank – not looking at the investment portfolio as an island.
Capstone Asset Management works closely with its clients to determine a suitable course of action to assist the client in identifying, progressing toward, and achieving the best performance of its custom portfolio. The firm draws on the varied and unique experiences to design, revise, and connect its clients' financial goals with strategies that will be best suited for each client.
Capstone is a specialty firm that focuses only on serving the unique needs of community banks. The firm specializes in understanding asset liability models in order to shape a portfolio that compliments the assets and liabilities of a firm, hence reducing overall risk to the bank – not looking at the investment portfolio as an island.
Capstone Asset Management offers its clients with a wide range of experience involving staying on top of regulatory needs for community banks, economic analysis, understanding community bank's balance sheets, investment portfolio analyses, trading of fixed-income and equity securities, portfolio accounting, and market pricing.
Capstone offers to handle the entire transaction process, taking advantage of a developed pool of broker-dealer relationships; which enables our clients to get top market prices on both the buy and sell sides while freeing our clients up to be more efficient with their time.
John A. Schick has been skillfully representing institutional clients since 1996. He is the owner and President of Capstone Asset Management LLC, an investment advisory firm which supplies invaluable investment advice to community banks. He founded the firm in September 2010. John has been serving the same clientele since 2006, when he stepped in to seamlessly advise the investment clients upon the discontinuation of the former advisory firm.
John also serves as a Community Bank Specialist for Investment Professionals Inc. (IPI) catering to clients in Ohio, Connecticut, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Massachusetts. Since beginning with IPI in July 2012, John is continually recognized as a top producer at the firm. Moreover, John represented the same client base with BNKInvestments, through SWS Financial Services, since June 2007.
As a top producer at SWS, John also served on the leadership board from 2008 to 2012. He joined BNK Advisory Group (an independent brokerage firm) in 1996 as a registered securities representative. He was promoted to Senior Bank Analyst in 1998 until June 2007 covering the same territory and client base as mentioned earlier.
John retains the following registrations: investment advisor representative (Series 66), general securities principal (Series 24), municipal securities principal (series 53), to go along with the Series 7, & Series 63 registrations.
Prior to joining BNK, John started his career with The Guardian in 1993 as a business associate involved in the variable annuity product line. He became a group insurance underwriter in 1995, underwriting medical and life insurance policies for large corporations.
John has a wide range of experience involving economic analysis, understanding community bank's balance sheets, investment portfolio analyses, asset liability modeling, trading of fixed-income and equity securities, portfolio accounting, and market pricing. He has become an invaluable asset to his clients on both the broker-dealer and investment advisory arenas.
John has a bachelor of science degree in finance and a master's in business administration from East Carolina University.
In his spare time John enjoys coaching various sporting teams that his children are involved in and volunteering at his church. A few of John's favorite pastimes he enjoys with his family is hiking and swimming.
817 West Broad St
Bethlehem, PA 18018