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David Rutges





From a young age, David wanted to be part of the world of financial services. He began this journey by obtaining an M.Sc. in Business Administration followed by a period with KPMG, LLP in the New York office. Driven by his curiosity, he continued his career with EY Abogados in Barcelona, Spain.

As David felt that there was more to learn, he returned to the academic world by pursuing an MA in International Relations. These studies brought him back to the United States, where he continued his working career with the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.

Finally, after many years abroad, David returned to the Netherlands, his home country. It is there he became a Chartered Financial Analyst, filling what he considered the last gap in the knowledge required to become a financial expert. Working for his own company, he advised small businesses for many years and became involved with multiple start-up companies whilst managing his own investment portfolio.

David became aware that over the years, an increasing number of people were seeking his financial advice. This led him to seek an international wealth management firm with a reputation for putting the client’s interest at the heart of the advice provided and resulted in David joining Blacktower Financial Management in Portugal.

David believes in creating true long-lasting relationships with his clients and it is his ambition to provide them with the advice that allows them to navigate the financial world whilst protecting and growing their wealth and realizing their dreams.

Areas of Expertise

  • Tax-efficient vehicles
  • Discretionary Wealth Management
  • International Pension Transfers

Qualifications/ Accreditations

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)


  • CFA Institute
  • CFA Society Portugal

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