meet the team
You can count on the Fortis Wealth team to keep up with your life every step of the way. Our highly accomplished staff possesses deep expertise across multiple disciplines, including accounting, tax, finance, law, risk management and business succession planning. Our technical expertise, compassion and listening skills allow us to provide a superior partner client experience.
Chief Investment Officer
Voracious Reader. Philanthropist. Ally.
Matt has a unique, global perspective on investing that he gained from nearly two decades on the trading desk and from studying abroad. While doing his graduate work, he had the opportunity to explore the world, studying in Shanghai, Beijing, Toronto and Prague. Matt’s desire to make a positive difference, both in his clients’ lives and in the community, is evident both in and outside the office. In his free time, Matt is dedicated to many charitable organizations, devoting time and expertise, with a focus on helping inner-city schools and first-generation college students.
Matt sits on the Fortis Executive Committee and serves as Chair of the Fortis Investment Committee, overseeing the delivery of investment advice and strategy for our clients. A voracious reader and compassionate educator, he has the ability to interpret complex technical financial information and simplify it for the benefit of each of his clients. Matt directs the content of his View From the Top blog (www.matttopley.com), an extension of a daily industry research newsletter he authors, helping our clients and teammates stay informed about market trends.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts from Holy Family University, an MBA from LaSalle University and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the Board and is Chairman of the Endowment Committee for BLOCS and Holy Family University.
When asked what makes the Fortis investment philosophy stand apart from other wealth management firms, Matt shared:
“Our goal is to provide clients with an unbiased roadmap for investing, minimizing emotional influences and focusing on the factors that they — and we, together — can control.”