Sotirios (Sam) Pappas is President & CEO of Mystic Asset Management and a senior associate/portfolio manager of the Retirement Planning Company of New England, Inc. Sam began his financial career in 1993 as an Analyst for a group within Advest, Inc. (a Hartford, CT based Investment Bank and Broker/Dealer) specializing in the Northeast Financial Industry.
Since leaving Advest, Sam has held high level & senior positions at John Hancock Life Insurance Company's institutional investment advisor and at The United States Securities & Exchange Commission. In 2000, Sam left John Hancock and founded Pappas Asset Management, a registered investment advisor that provided investment advice to individuals and institutions. Pappas Asset Management was merged with the Retirement Planning Company in 2002.
Sam specializes in providing ongoing discretionary as well as non-discretionary investment advisory services to clients. Sam develops well diversified investment portfolios that are tailored to help meet each client’s needs and goals while managing overall portfolio risk.
Sam holds a BS in Finance and graduated "Summa Cum Laude" from The University of Massachusetts. Sam has supplemented and continued his education by continually attending financial seminars, training that was offered through the Securities & Exchange Commission while he was employed there. In addition, Sam has made several presentations on various investment topics to other investment professionals throughout his career and is sought out by the associated press for comment on various current topics/events involving the financial industry. Sam has also completed Bryant College's Financial Planner program.
Sam holds FINRA series 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses and is a registered representative with Institutional Securities Corporation, Member FINRA/SIPC. Additionally, Sam is licensed to sell life and variable insurance products.