Life Philosophy

Life is short so do what you love to do. After years of living the corporate grind, I followed my passion into a career as a financial advisor just as my close college friend was passing away far too soon.. So don't wait - live your life now!


EXPERIENCE

I became a financial advisor to help people, taking everything I learned about helping corporations to make money and using that to help real people with their money instead. I am a fee-based, independent advisor with Gateway Financial partners in Glastonbury, CT. I work mainly with individuals in their 40's and 50's, helping them to grow their investments, protect their family with wills and insurance, and lay out plans for college and retirement.

I started my career in 1995 as an actuary, working for Cigna in Bloomfield, CT.  I passed all of the exams to become an FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries) in 2000. I met my first fee-based advisor in 2003, and quickly decided this career was my long-term goal, but the timing for a career change was not right so had to be put on hold. I stayed at Cigna and moved into increasingly larger leadership roles, eventually becoming the CFO of their Medicare businesses from 2006-2010.  

I left Cigna for Aetna in 2010 to see if the grass was any greener, becoming the CFO of their Life, Disability and Long-Term Care businesses.  I soon determined that it was time to use everything I had learned about making money for the corporation and to apply this to helping individuals and families instead, so I started preparing for the career change which led to me moving to Gateway in 2014.

I have my Series 7 registration which allows me to trade stocks and bonds, my Series 66 which allows me to provide fee-based investment advice, and my CT Life and Health license which allows me to provide Life, Disability and Long-Term Care options for my clients. I also recently added the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation which cements my commitment to putting the interests of my clients above all else.

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Contact Information


Gateway Financial Partners
500 Winding Brook Drive, P.O. Box 1032
Glastonbury, CT   06033
860.652.4360 Ext 236
Fax: 860.652.3163
nmanning@mygfpartner.com

Neil's Events

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