Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

The Ruby & Conto Group

Global Wealth Management

Floor 02


Phone: (203) 5735700

Directions to Branch


John C. Ruby 203-573-5700 View Profile
Christopher M. Conto 203-573-5711 View Profile
Shannon A. Carroll 203-573-5703 View Profile
Nicholas V. Miceli (203) 573-5730 View Profile


The Ruby/Conto Group is a financial advisor group located in Southbury, CT, which is part of the Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management/Bank of America. Our team of 4 consists of 2 Financial Advisors with 50 years of combined investment experience and 2 Client Associates with 15 years combined financial services experience:

John C. Ruby, Senior Vice President-Investments, 35 Years
Christopher M. Conto, CFM, CIMA, Wealth Management Advisor,20 Years
Shannon A. Carroll, Registered Senior CA, 8 Years
Nicholas V. Miceli, Client Associate

The group manages over 470,000,000 in assets for their clients consisting of: high net worth individuals, corporate 401K Plans, charitable endowments, Trusts and Retirement Planning Strategies. We provide personalized service with a limited number of clients; Portfolios based on individualized profile and risk tolerance, Access to top rated global research, Specialists Platform: estate planning, insurance, Annuity, Mortgage Lending, Retirement Planning as well as Portfolio Management Options.

We are also top down portfolio managers seeking total returns based on our clients objectives and risk profile. Our tactical approach to asset allocation and size/style selection is based on potential future returns. Our risk adverse strategy avoids over exploited asset classes, thus providing lower volatility and more consistent returns.

The team is committed to a level of client service that goes well beyond our clients' expectations.

John joined Merrill Lynch in 1977 in the Bridgeport office and was Senior Resident Director of the Southbury office from 1988-2007. John is approved for Merrill Lynch "Personal Investment Advisory Service" to deliver personalized portfolio management on a discretionary basis. His mission is to provide a disciplined approach to solving clients' complex financial situations through customized solutions. John uses a top down approach to portfolio construction and implements his expertise in technical analysis for security and sector selection. John is responsible for portfolio asset allocation, investment strategy and equity selection. John graduated with a B.S. from Florida State University in 1973. John and his wife Darby have 6 children and live in Stratford, CT. He enjoys playing golf and guitar.

Chris has been in the financial services industry since 1992. After working for a small financial planning firm in Florida, he moved back to CT. in 1993 to join Merrill Lynch. As a Wealth Management Advisor and Senior Vice President-Investments, Chris' mission is to help high net worth clients reach their financial goals and dreams by providing personalized financial advice and asset management. Chris and his team are committed to a level of service and attention to detail that go beyond our clients expectations. From developing a financial plan, to management of the assets, to assistance with tax and estate planning, Chris and his team are involved every step of the way.

Chris hold the designations of Certified Financial Manager and Certified Investment Management Analyst-CIMA. He is also a Portfolio Manager under the PIA Program at Merrill Lynch.

Chris lives in Woodbury, CT. with his wife Amy and three children, Mason, Andrew and Madelyn. When he's not in the office Chris is actively involved coaching youth sports.

Shannon graduated from NVCC in 1998 with a degree in Business Management and is Series 7 & 66 licensed. She has a strong background in the banking sector and also with the Department of Housing and Urban Development managing subordinate mortgages. She has 14 years experience in the financial industry.

Nicholas graduated from Seton Hall University in 2010; receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the Stillman School of Business. While attending Seton Hall, Nick was active in SHU Financial Executive Committee & many other extracurricular activities on campus. Prior to joining the group, Nick was employeed as a Financial Research Analyst at a local bank.

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Christopher M. Conto is registered to do business in:AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV

John Ruby is registered to do business in:AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV

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