Michael W. Landsberg,  CFP<sup>&reg;</sup> - Financial Advisor

Michael W. Landsberg, CFP®

Founder, Chief Investment Officer

Landsberg Bennett Private Wealth Management

252 West Marion Avenue, Suite 200
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 391-8000 CONNECT WITH Michael
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Michael Landsberg is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and member of the Financial Planning Association. Serving clients at Landsberg Bennett Private Wealth Management in Punta Gorda, FL and the surrounding communities.

Financial Advisor Overview

I was the kid with a briefcase. In 4th grade, I was placed in an advanced math class taught by a man who loved the stock market. I’d get a stock report every day and was allowed to watch the business news on TV at noon. I liked the math, but also understanding companies and how they made a profit. After graduating from Babson College I worked in New York City at the old Morgan Stanley, in what is now their private banking group. It was a great place to learn the business and how to manage others. An old friend of my father’s, an advisor in Florida, asked me to help him run his business. I planned to come down briefly, then go to business school. But I liked it here, got my MBA at the University of Florida, and 12 years later I was managing all the investments and had my own clients. The Landsberg Bennett team is amazing. We all met through existing relationships. As a result, we all trust and have a deep regard for each other. That’s a big deal. Continuity of relationships is really important to us. Our investment approach helps give people confidence about their retirement. For the first time, they understand their investments, and that they’re driven by the plan. We feel that by making it simple, our clients are much more likely to stay the course. Money is emotional. So we introduce discipline—rebalancing, rules-based buying, and selling. We also try to stay ahead of what could go wrong. In our opinion, it’s more important not to be wrong than it is to be right. What makes it all worthwhile to me? Having an impact on people’s everyday lives. Helping them retire early, leave money for a charity, pay for a wedding. My wife and I have three children. Children are a blessing and you have only a short time with them. So we’re involved. I’m president of the board of trustees of their school and she is president of the parents’ association. I also coach sports, which allows me to be out there with them. Portfolio management might be compared to making wine. It looks simple but it’s actually difficult. Great chefs and great vintners take the same ingredients that are available to everyone and strive to make an outstanding product. They pay more attention, they’re more detail-oriented. Outstanding service is our goal—one that’s worthy of putting in a good day’s work.


Financial Advisor Experience

Michael Landsberg acts as the firm's Chief Investment Officer and leads our investment committee. Before founding Landsberg Bennett in 2012, he was a senior vice president at Merrill Lynch for 18 years. Michael has been recognized seven times by Barron's Magazine in its annual listing of the Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in the country as well as two times in Forbes’ Magazine ranking of Top Wealth Advisors. Michael received a B.S. from Babson College and an M.B.A. (Masters in Business Administration) from the University of Florida.

Financial Advisor Certifications

Securities Registrations or Exam Qualifications

Designations & Certifications

  • Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®)

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Financial Advisor's Specialties

Comprehensive Financial Planning, 401(k)/403(b)/IRAs, Charitable & Planned Giving, Asset Allocation, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Getting Divorced, Employee Benefits, Mutual Funds, Retirement, Stocks & Bonds, Life Planning, Succession Planning, Sudden Wealth, Men's Finances, Special Needs, Women's Finances


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