October 28, 2021

Raymond James continues growth in Northeast, welcomes financial advisor team managing $216 million in assets

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Continuing Raymond James’ expansion in the Northeast, the firm welcomed financial advisors Gus Fingado, CFP®, CRPC®, CPFA, CAP, and Matthew Walter, CRPC®, CPFA, in Manalapan, New Jersey to Raymond James & Associates – the firm’s employee advisor channel - according to Tom Walrond, Eastern division director for RJA.

Operating as Fingado Walter Wealth Management of Raymond James, the team joins from Merrill Lynch where they previously managed $216 million in assets. Also making the move to Raymond James is Janet Mauro, senior client relationship associate.

“Raymond James is laser focused on putting clients’ interests first and offers industry-leading technology that allows us to concentrate our time on doing what we do best: serving the financial needs of our clients,” Fingado said. “This is a ‘can-do’ organization with a deep commitment to wealth management and high-touch service that sets itself apart.”

Fingado, senior vice president, investments, is a veteran financial advisor of over 40 years at Merrill Lynch. He is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University.

Walter, vice president, investments, began his 33-year career in financial services in institutional equities sales and on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before transitioning to Merrill Lynch Wealth Management where he served individual investors and small businesses for 16 years. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Maryland.

About Raymond James & Associates
Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, which has built a national reputation for more than 58 years as a leader in financial planning for individuals, corporations and municipalities, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 8,500 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $1.18 trillion. Additional information is available at

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