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Brian Hetherington

Private Wealth Advisors

4 CHERRY STREET, FLOOR GR

NEW CANAAN, CT 06840

888.223.5072

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The Hetherington Group

The Hetherington Group is a premier wealth management advisory team located in New Canaan, Connecticut. For the last 30 years, we have served ultra-affluent clients throughout the United States working exclusively with individuals and families who have $10 million or more in investable assets. Our team currently oversees more than $1 billion in assets as of April 2016. Our client base is diverse. We advise executives and entrepreneurs in consumer products, hedge funds, private equity, media, information technology and real estate among others. Whatever the source of their wealth clients are drawn to our group because of our experience, knowledge and responsiveness. We maintain strong, long term relationships with clients who appreciate our analytical investment approach and high level of personalized client service.

Asset allocation does not ensure profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

Some or all alternative investments may not be suitable for certain investors.

Our Process

We help a select group of individuals and families manage the varied aspects of their finances and investments. We identify client goals, create an investment strategy, allocate and manage assets, monitor performance and communicate progress. Our process is driven by a capital needs analysis, a dynamic and informed view of business cycle and a contrarian value investment discipline. We maintain a strong network of clients, colleagues, friends and advisors. We gain valuable insight and idea flow from this group. We draw heavily on the parallel processing power in this network to improve the quality of our decision making. The power of this network is our most valuable investment advantage. We are committed to working with clients and their external tax and legal advisors to deliver the best financial advice possible. We seek to streamline, organize and coordinate clients’ day to day financial lives.

Our Approach

Our wealth management approach represents the marriage of personalized investment management and ongoing financial strategy. We do not separate the two. We believe that investment decisions can only be made in the context of specific, time bound and consumption oriented goals. We work closely with clients to define, refine and revisit these goals to facilitate purposeful progress toward clear objectives.

Our services are team based; clients appreciate the depth and coverage of our team structure. In most cases clients work closely with two or more members of our planning and investment management team. We assign several registered client associates to each client relationship. Our goal is to provide customized attentive service that enhances client satisfaction and advances client interests.

Our Range of Services

Our team provides knowledge, advice and strategies for a range of wealth management needs:

  • Asset allocation and portfolio modeling
  • Private banking
  • Long term financial strategy
  • Trust and estate-planning strategy
  • Credit and lending services from Bank of America, N.A.
  • Business and corporate services
  • Concentrated and restricted stock services
  • Philanthropy
  • Our Accolades

  • Forbes-Americas Top Advisors, 2016
  • Wealth Management Magazine—Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors, 2016
  • Barron’s—Top 100 Advisors in America, 2009-2010
  • Barron’s—America’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors, 2009, 2010, and 2016
  • Financial Times—FT 400, 2014
  • Registered Rep—Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors in America, 2008
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    *Source: Barron’s “America’s Top 100 Financial Advisors List,” April 19, 2010. Visit Barron’s Top Rankings more information about the measures used to determine Advisor rankings. Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

    *Source: Barron's "America's Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State" list, March 7, 2016. For information about the selection criteria, go to Barron's Top Financial Advisors page. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Years prior to 2014, this Barron's list consisted of 1,000 advisors.

    *Source: Barron’s “Top 1,000 Financial Advisors,” February 22, 2010. Visit Barron’s 2010 Top Rankings: State by State for more information about the measures used to determine Advisor rankings. Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

    *Source: Wealth Management Magazine's (formerly REP.) "Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors in America" list, May, 2, 2016. For information about the selection criteria, go to http://details-he.re/YmYuUA. Wealth Management Magazine (formerly REP.) is a trademark of Penton Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

    *Source: The Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors, March, 2014. For information about the selection criteria, go to http://details-he.re/fWZZLQ. All rights reserved.

    *Source: The ranking of America’s Top Wealth Advisors, developed by Forbes partner SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. SHOOK does not receive a fee in exchange for rankings. For the full list and more, visit: www.forbes.com/top-wealth-advisors/.

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    Brian Hetherington

    Managing Director - Wealth Management

    Sr Resident Dir - Priv Wealth

    203.972.2523

    203.972.2523

    brian_hetherington@ml.com

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    Peter Luppino

    Sr. Private Wealth Relationship Manager

    203.972.2525

    203.972.2525

    peter_j_luppino@ml.com

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    Carissa Marz

    Sr Private Wealth Assoc

    203.972.2531

    203.972.2531

    carissa_marz@ml.com

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    Andrew Starks

    Private Wealth Analyst Investments

    203.972.2506

    203.972.2506

    andrew.starks@ml.com

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    Michael Perri

    Private Wealth Assoc

    203.972.2530

    203.972.2530

    michael.a.perri@ml.com

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    Meet the team

    Brian Hetherington

    Managing Director - Wealth Management

    Sr Resident Dir - Priv Wealth

    203.972.2523

    203.972.2523

    brian_hetherington@ml.com

    Read Bio

    Peter Luppino

    Sr. Private Wealth Relationship Manager

    203.972.2525

    203.972.2525

    peter_j_luppino@ml.com

    Read Bio

    Carissa Marz

    Sr Private Wealth Assoc

    203.972.2531

    203.972.2531

    carissa_marz@ml.com

    Read Bio

    Andrew Starks

    Private Wealth Analyst Investments

    203.972.2506

    203.972.2506

    andrew.starks@ml.com

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    Michael Perri

    Private Wealth Assoc

    203.972.2530

    203.972.2530

    michael.a.perri@ml.com

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