Personalized Investment Services

Private Clients

One-on-One Consultative Services

We offer customized, one-on-one consultative services to each and every one of our customers. Realizing that the financial needs of every customer are different, our financial consultants are ready to customize a strategy to help you reach your goals. We offer a complete product menu found at larger firms, yet we provide the personalized services of a smaller firm.

Cash Management

We encourage our clients to simplify their increasingly complex financial lives. Choosing the right cash management account can be confusing at times. One of our financial consultants can help you decide which one works best for you and your business.

Through our clearing agent, RBC Correspondent Services, a division of the Royal Bank of Canada, clients can choose among several robust asset management solutions, which combine a traditional brokerage account with cash management features. These products offer our clients a comprehensive and consolidated cash management solution and include the following:

  • Money Market Funds with check writing
  • Brokerage Account with check writing
  • Visa® Debit card
  • On-line Bill pay
  • FDIC-insured CDs
  • Margin Accounts
  • Automatic Overnight Cash Sweeps

Visa is an independent company and is not affiliated with Joseph Gunnar & Co.

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All of our financial consultants have access to electronic trading systems designed to give our clients the best possible executions for their orders. Our institutional equity professionals enjoy access to a full array of services including individualized handling of orders requiring special attention, such as liquidity concerns.

Equity trades are executed through multiple channels including Nasdaq, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), specialist operations and third party markets. Our ultimate priority to our clients is execution quality.

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Estate Planning/Wealth Preservation

Whether preparing for retirement, a future college education or planning for your heirs and beneficiaries, your long-term financial plan can begin today. One of our financial consultants can assist you in developing an appropriate Wealth and Estate Planning strategy.

Our professionals are sensitive to the unique needs of today’s corporate executives as well as non-corporate executives. Whether it be concentrated equity positions or restricted stock, our professionals have access to a variety of financial planning services including:

Pension Plan Analysis

Profit Sharing Analysis

Education Planning/529 Plans

Financial Plan updates

Legacy Planning

Execution of strategies with your tax and legal advisors

Structured Products

Concentrated Equity Solutions

Customized Collars

Equity Collars

Variable Forward Sales

Alternative Investments

Corporate Executive Services

Restricted Stock Transactions

Fixed Income

Our clients have access to a wide array of fixed-income vehicles including:

  • Government Securities
  • Agency Securities
  • Tax-free Municipal Bonds
  • Mortgage-backed Securities
  • Corporate Bonds
  • Convertible Securities
  • Commercial Paper
  • CDs

In addition, our financial consultants have access to fixed income inventory from more than 80 fixed income dealers through an internal electronic trading platform. This gives each financial consultant the ability to offer our private clients a wider range of fixed-income opportunities.

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One of our financial consultants can execute an insurance strategy specifically designed with you in mind through Joseph Gunnar Agency, our affiliate insurance agency.

Joseph Gunnar Agency, LLC is licensed by the New York State Department of Insurance for marketing and sales of life insurance, annuities, disability income, long term care and employee benefits. Our agency is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents Association and subscribes to the code of ethics of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

Joseph Gunnar Agency, LLC has assembled a portfolio of top tier insurance carriers whose ratings (from AM Best) are Excellent to Superior. This assures our Joseph Gunnar clients that they are reviewing quality plan designs underwritten by the strongest carriers in the insurance industry. These financial times demand nothing less!

A choice of “one” isn’t a choice. Joseph Gunnar Agency, LLC represents over 30 of the top rated insurance carriers. For our corporate and high net worth individual clients, Joseph Gunnar Agency, LLC services include Estate Planning, Business Succession, Key Person, Buy-Sell and Employee Benefit Programs.

Let Joseph Gunnar Agency, LLC show you, your family and your company what we can do to enhance your insurance benefits, reduce your current insurance costs or (in many cases) do both! Take advantage of our offer to provide a comprehensive and complimentary written analysis of your current program.

Investment Banking

If you are inclined and suitable, you will have access to a multitude of corporate finance transactions processed by our investment banking group. These include bridge loans, private financings of privately held and public companies, initial public offerings, secondary and follow-on public offerings, non-publicly traded REITS and debt recapitalizations.

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Managed Money Programs

Through our clearing agent, RBC Correspondent Services, a division of the Royal Bank of Canada, our clients can choose from a variety of fee-based solutions ranging from fully bundled fee-based programs to individual services that complement an existing program.

A mutual fund wrap and separate account management programs provide clients with access to comprehensive solutions. Individual services are also available, including fee-based billing and performance reporting.

With help from our financial consultants licensed accordingly, clients can select specific professional money managers all in a fee-based environment. Once an appropriate profile has been structured based upon individual client financial needs, a suitable investment strategy is discussed with one of our financial consultants.

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Mutual Funds

While mutual funds provide many advantages, the ultimate decision as to what specific fund is suitable can be challenging. We can help you decide which mutual fund is most appropriate for you based upon your financial and tax status, as well as your investment objectives.

A mutual fund is a company that invests in assets of various and diverse components. Every mutual fund comes with a specific investment objective, which can vary from capital appreciation to income to a combination of both. While mutual funds provide many advantages including diversification, liquidity and professional management, the ultimate decision as to what specific fund is suitable can be challenging to any client. Our clients have access to thousands of mutual funds managed by teams of portfolio managers and research staff. Numerous fund families are also offered ranging from basic money market funds to fixed-income/income-oriented funds to small-cap, as well as growth and balanced funds. Fidelity Mutual Funds are also available.

We can help you decide which mutual fund is most appropriate for you based upon your financial and tax status, as well as your investment objectives.

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Retirement Services

Are you prepared to retire comfortably? Our financial consultants have access to a wide variety of retirement services.

Our financial consultants have access to a wide variety of retirement products and services ranging from Individual Solutions to Small Business Solutions and Income Planning Solutions. Clients can select from a comprehensive line of retirement products and selling tools to help meet retirement needs, including:

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Structured Notes

Structured notes are securities issued by financial institutions whose returns are based on, among other things, equity indexes, a single equity security, a basket of equity securities, interest rates, commodities, and/or foreign currencies. Thus, your return is "linked" to the performance of a reference asset or index. Structured notes have a fixed maturity and include two components - a bond component and an embedded derivative. Financial institutions typically design and issue structured notes, and broker-dealers sell them to individual investors. Some common types of structured notes sold to individual investors include: principal protected notes, reverse convertible notes, enhanced participation or leveraged notes, and hybrid notes that combine multiple characteristics.

Before investing in Structured Notes, it is strongly suggested that the "Risks and Other Considerations" in the below hyperlink be reviewed:

Private Client Leadership

Ted Lellos

Supervising Principal – Private Client Services

Ted Lellos has 25 years of Wall Street experience. He has held producer and management positions at New York City based boutique investment banks including Senior Vice President / Executive Services Division at Gruntal & Co., Branch Manager at Josephthal, Lyon & Ross and Branch Sales Manager at National Securities corporate headquarters. Mr. Lellos joined Joseph Gunnar & Co. in 2012 as a Managing Director and is the Sales Manager for the firm’s New Jersey office. Ted attended Long Island University / CW Post Campus and holds Series 7, 8, 24, 63 and 65 licenses.

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Stephen Marek

Branch Manager – Private Client Services

Stephen has 26 years of experience in the financial services industry. Stephen joined Joseph Gunnar & Co. in January 2009 as the Supervising Branch Manager of the Melville, Long Island Branch. Prior to joining Joseph Gunnar, Stephen was a founding member of the broker-dealer, American Capital Partners. In addition to Stephen’s Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Dowling College, he holds Series 4, 7, 65, 63, 24 and Life and Health Insurance licenses. Over the past 26 plus years on Wall Street, Stephen has participated in Private Equity Offerings, IPOs, Public Secondaries, Second Market Transactions, Preferred Securities, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Exchange Traded Funds, Fixed Annuities and other Life Insurance Products.

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Demitry Portnoy

Supervising Principal – Private Client Services

Demitry’s career in the securities industry spans 20 years. Demitry started his career at American Capital Partners, where he worked for 5 years and developed from an Account Executive to Senior Vice President and later started his own Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction (OSJ), as a Supervising Principal. Demitry transitioned to Joseph Gunnar & Co. with his entire team where he has been an owner/operator of the Long Island branch for the past 11 years.  Throughout his career, Demitry has managed over 50 Financial Advisors and he holds Series 7, 66, 63, 24 and Life and Health Insurance licenses.

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Michael Wagner

Supervising Principal – Private Client Services

Michael Wagner’s career in the financial services industry spans over 18 years. Michael joined Joseph Gunnar & Co. in 2009 as a Senior Managing Director. Michael is a graduate of the Military Intelligence School in Massachusetts, served in the United States Army active duty in the 732nd Military Intelligence Battalion and is also a wartime veteran. Michael holds the Series 7, 63, 65, 24, 4 securities licenses and is also a licensed Life and Health Insurance agent.

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Contact Us

Contact us for information about how one of our financial consultants can create a personalized financial plan for you or for information regarding our client services, please contact:

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