Joseph BarberaWealth Management Associate

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Joe has a deep passion for building financial plans for clients, driven by his strong belief in the transformative power of tailored strategies. Understanding each client’s unique financial situation is a source of great enthusiasm for him, as he enjoys uncovering their individual needs and goals. With a firm belief in diversification and regular portfolio rebalancing, Joe strives to ensure that all portfolios reach their fullest potential. By spreading investments across various asset classes, he aims to minimize risk and maximize returns. He recognizes the importance of regularly realigning portfolios to meet clients’ evolving objectives and market conditions, emphasizing optimal performance and long-term success. Witnessing clients’ financial dreams come to fruition is what truly motivates Joe in this field.

Previous Experience/Career Highlights:

While completing his licensing and graduate studies at Georgetown University, Joe served as a financial representative at Fidelity Investments. This role allowed him to gain a deep understanding of financial planning and client management. In addition, he has completed consulting work for prestigious organizations such as Microsoft and The London Stock Exchange. At Microsoft, he worked within the foreign exchange domain, leveraging his expertise to provide valuable insights and guidance. At The London Stock Exchange, Joe focused on the digital asset space, contributing his knowledge and skills to enhance operations within this rapidly evolving sector. These experiences have equipped Joe with a comprehensive skill set and a broad perspective, enabling him to offer unique and informed financial solutions to his clients.

Education and Certifications:

  • Boston University, BS – Communications
  • Georgetown University, MS – Finance
  • FINRA Licenses: Series 7, 66     

Other Interests and/or Affiliations:

Joe enjoys spending time reading, researching, and learning about other companies and industries. Outside of work, you can find him practicing martial arts, writing, weightlifting, or engaging in philanthropy. Joe’s family and clients are his top priority.

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