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Senior Financial Advisor
Senior Vice President-Wealth Management
Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Wealth Management Advisor
Registered Client Associate
The Ruby/Conto Group is a financial advisor group located in Southbury, CT, which is part of Merrill Lynch Global Wealth and Investment Management/ Bank of America. Our team consists of 3 advisors with 68 years of combined investment experience and 2 Client Associates with 22 years of combined financial services experience.John C. Ruby, Senior Vice President-Wealth Management,Senior Financial Advisor, 39 YearsChristopher M. Conto,CIMA®:,Senior Vice President-Wealth Management, Wealth Management Advisor, 24 yrs. Nicholas V. Miceli, Financial Advisor, 5 YearsRoxanne Mut, Client Associate, 16 YearsAlexandra Brinkerhoff, Registered Client Associate, 6 YearsClients have entrusted the group with $475,863,695 as of May 2016 consisting of: high net worth individuals, corporate 401K plans, charitable endowments, trusts, and retirement planning strategies. We provide personalized service, portfolios based on individualized profile and risk tolerance, access to top rated global research, and specialists to assist with estate planning, insurance, annuities, home financing through Bank of America N.A., retirement planning as well as portfolio management options.We are also top down portfolio managers seeking total returns based on our client's objectives and risk profile. Our tactical approach to asset allocation and size/style selection is based on potential future returns. Our risk adverse strategy avoids over exploited asset classes, thus providing lower volatility and more consistent returns.The team is committed to a level of client service that goes well beyond our client's expectations.
John joined Merrill Lynch in 1977 in the Bridgeport office and was Senior Resident Director of the Southbury office from 1988-2007. John is a qualified Portfolio Manager who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their objectives by building and managing his own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, Merrill Lynch model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. When servicing clients through the firm's Investment Advisory Program, a Portfolio Manager may manage his strategies on a discretionary basis. His mission is to provide a disciplined approach to solving clients' complex financial situations through customized solutions “based upon the client’s risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs and overall investment goals.” John uses a top down approach to portfolio construction and implements his professional knowledge in technical analysis for security and sector selection. John is responsible for portfolio asset allocation, investment strategy and equity selection. John graduated with a B.S. from Florida State University in 1973. John and his wife Darby have 6 children and reside in Stratford, CT. He enjoys playing golf and guitar.Chris has been in the financial services industry since 1992. After working for a small financial firm in Florida, he moved back to CT in 1993 to join Merrill Lynch. As a Wealth Management Advisor and Senior Vice President-Wealth Management, Chris' mission is to help high net worth clients reach their financial goals and dreams by providing personalized financial advice and asset management. Chris and his team are committed to a level of service and attention to detail that go beyond our clients’ expectations. From developing a goals based planning approach to asset management and assistance with tax and estate planning services, Chris and his team are involved every step of the way. Chris holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® CIMA® designation. He is a qualified Portfolio Manager who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their objectives by building and managing his own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, Merrill Lynch model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. When servicing clients through the firm’s Investment Advisory Program, a Portfolio Manager may manage his strategies on a discretionary basis. Chris lives in Woodbury, CT with his wife Amy and three children, Mason, Andrew, and Madelyn. When he's not in the office Chris is actively involved coaching youth sports.Nicholas graduated from Seton Hall University in 2010; receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the Stillman School of Business. While attending Seton Hall, Nick was active in SHU Financial Executive Committee & many other extracurricular activities on campus. Prior to joining the group in November of 2011, Nick was employed as a Financial Research Analyst at a local bank. He resides in Watertown, CT.Roxanne joined Merrill Lynch in 2008 from UBS Financial Services. As a Client Associate she takes the lead on all client service. She has been in the business for 16 years providing top notch client service and has served as a complex coach for the last 7 years. For the past 2 years Roxanne has served as the lead CA coach for the entire New Haven complex. Roxanne and her husband Ron have 5 children and reside in West Haven, CT. Alex graduated from Moravian College in 2009 and began her career with Merrill Lynch in January 2010. During her time at Merrill Lynch Alex has worked with several teams, gaining experience and exposure to many different areas of the financial industry. In addition to providing white glove client service, Alex has served as a branch coach, focusing on training and technology; making sure her peers are up to speed on the ever-changing advances in the tools the firm has to offer. Alex resides in West Haven with her husband Erik. Disclosure:*Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA®) is the owner of the certification marks CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Use of CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed IMCA’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management consultants.
John Ruby is registered to do business in : AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA
Christopher M. Conto is registered to do business in : AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA
Nicholas Miceli is registered to do business in : AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV
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