Moss Adams Wealth Advisors has announced that John de Carvalho has joined the firm as its chief investment officer.

A CFA charterholder with more than 10 years of capital markets experience, de Carvalho will be responsible for overseeing more than US$1.6 billion in managed assets. He will work with clients across the nation from the firm’s Seattle office.

Rebecca Pomering, CEO of Moss Adams Wealth Advisors, said: "As we continue to grow and our clients’ needs become more sophisticated, it has become necessary to have a chief investment officer who can drive the future of our expanding asset portfolios. John is an incredible asset to the firm, and his thought leadership is going to bring a tremendous amount of value to our clients."

Most recently de Carvalho served as director of portfolio management and research at Rainier Group Investment Advisory LLC, where he was responsible for developing the group’s strategic and tactical asset allocation models, macroeconomic analysis and forecast and all aspects of investment research.

He previously served as a senior analyst for Symetra Financial, where he developed the newly formed company’s treasury department, created the firm’s cash flow forecasting model and variance reporting and executed short-term investments and analyses.

de Carvalho said: "I’m thrilled to be joining Moss Adams Wealth Advisors at such an exciting time for the firm. I look forward to expanding on its already robust platform through technology and operational enhancements and by identifying ways to better serve individuals, middle-market businesses and their owners. Moss Adams is well known for both its unique client offerings and its strong culture, so I’m very excited to join the team."

A graduate of the University of Washington, de Carvalho earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a focus on economics and finance. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Seattle.

Moss Adams Wealth Advisors is a wholly owned subsidiary of Moss Adams LLP, the largest accounting and business consulting firm headquartered in the West.