Matthew J. Caruso

Matthew J. Caruso

President & CEO

Office: (845) 445-1500
Fax: (845) 445-1501
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Matthew J. Caruso, AIF®, CFP®, ChFC®   

President & CEO  

Matt has been interested in finance and investing since high school and went on to earn a BBA degree in Finance, Cum Laude from Pace University's Lubin School of Business.  He began his career in 1997 at age 21 as an assistant to a top Portfolio Manager at Salomon Smith Barney, Inc.  Matt continued learning the intricacies of investing and financial planning while advancing his career at Independent Financial Marketing Group in Purchase, NY.

After joining AXA Advisors, LLC in 2005 as a Financial Advisor, Matt was promoted to Vice President in 2008.  In 2010, he decided to establish his own independent financial services firm by joining Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. as his Broker-Dealer.  Matt strongly believes that being a part of Cambridge serves the best interests of his clients because Cambridge is independently owned, which allows Matt the freedom to offer his clients objective guidance.  This means that Cambridge does not force him to sell his clients proprietary products or meet any sales quotas.  Therefore, Matt is not pressured or distracted by corporate interests, and as a Fiduciary, he focuses on exclusively what is best for his clients and their financial goals.

Matt's career ambition is to help his clients live securely throughout retirement while planning for a seamless transfer of assets to the next generation through investment management and comprehensive financial planning.    

In addition to being President & CEO of WealthTrust, Matt is a Board Member of the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council.  He is passionate about comprehensive financial planning, investment management, and building lifelong relationships with his clients in and around the Hudson Valley.  Matt also greatly enjoys traveling to visit his clients who have moved to other parts of the United States.

Matt lives in Beacon, NY with his wife Milica, and they enjoy spending time exploring many of the restaurants, social, and cultural experiences that the New York City area has to offer.     

 

Matt has earned the industry recognized credentials of:

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

 

 

 

 

Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designee

Matthew J. Caruso has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) professional designation from Fiduciary360. He has received formal training in investment fiduciary responsibility.  The Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and AIF® trademarks are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office under the Center for Fiduciary Studies, a division of Fiduciary360.

 

 

 

Chartered Financial Consultant®

An advisor with the Chartered Financial Consultant® designation by definition has completed the most extensive educational program required for any financial services credential. Advisors with the ChFC® designation are required to serve you with the highest level of professionalism. The authority to use the ChFC® mark is granted by the Certification Committee of the Board of Trustees of The American College, and that privilege is contingent on adherence to strict ethical guidelines. All ChFC® advisors are required to do the same for clients that they would do for themselves in similar circumstances, the standard of ethical behavior most beneficial for their clients.