Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

The Ruby & Conto Group

Global Wealth Management

Floor 02


Phone: (203) 5735700

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John C. Ruby (203) 573-5700 Senior Financial Advisor Senior Vice President-Wealth Management View Profile
Christopher M. Conto (203) 573-5711 Wealth Management Advisor Senior Vice President-Wealth Management View Profile
Roxanne Mut (203) 573-5703 Client Associate View Profile
Nicholas V. Miceli (203) 573-5730 Financial Advisor Trainee 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 52 years of combined investment experience and 2 Client Associates with 16 years combined financial services experience:

John C. Ruby, Senior Vice President-Wealth Management,Senior Financial Advisor, 36 Years
Christopher M. Conto,CIMA®:,Senior Vice President-Wealth Management, Wealth Management Advisor, 21 yrs.
Roxanne Mut, Client Associate, 13 Years
Nicholas V. Miceli, Registered Client Associate, 3 Years

Clients have entrusted with the group $496,112,092 as of 07/21/2014 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 client's; portfolios based on individualized profile and risk tolerance, access to top rated global research, specialists platform: estate planning, insurance, annuity, home financing through Bank of America N.A., retirement planning as well as portfolio management options.

We are also top down portfolio managers seeking total returns based on our client's 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 client's 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 a specially qualified Portfolio Manager in the Merrill Lynch Personal Investment Advisory® (PIA) Program. As a Portfolio Manager in the Merrill Lynch Personal Investment Advisory® (PIA) Program, John can build and manage customized investment strategies and implement proprietary model portfolios, as well as provide traditional advice and guidance.

John is qualified through the Merrill Lynch Personal Investment Advisory® (PIA) Program. As a Portfolio Manager in PIA, he can use proprietary model portfolios and tailor investment strategies to your unique needs and goals. His mission is to provide a disciplined approach to solving clients' complex financial situations through customized solutions “based upon the clients risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs and overall investment goals.” . John uses a top down approach to portfolio construction and implements his professional knowledge 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 reside 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 firm in Florida, he moved back to CT. in 1993 to join Merrill Lynch. As a Wealth Management Advisor and Senior Vice President-Wealth Management, 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 goals based planning approach, to asset management, and assistance with tax and estate planning services, Chris and his team are involved every step of the way.

Chris hold the designations of 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.

Roxanne joined Merrill Lynch in 2008 from UBS Financial Services as a Client Associate her active role is all Client Service she has been in the business for 13 years providing top notch Client Service and has been the Complex Coach for the last 5 years and was recently promoted to Lead Coach for the entire Complex. Roxanne and her husband Ron have 5 children and reside in West Haven, CT.

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 in November of 2011, Nick was employed as a Financial Research Analyst at a local bank. Nick holds a FINRA series 7 and 66 registrations. Nick also has an active role in Client Service along with Investment Research. Nick resides in Watertown, Ct.

*Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA®) is the owner of the certification marks CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Use of CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed IMCA’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management consultants.

*Asset Allocation does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

*Neither Merrill Lynch nor its Financial Advisors provide tax, accounting or legal advice. Clients should reveiw any planned financial transactions or arrangements that may have tax, accounting or legal implications with their personal professional advisors.

*Merril Lynch Personal Investment Advisory® is a registered trademark of Bank of America Corporation.

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

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

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