J Addison McAraw is a Partner and Wealth Advisor affiliated with Northstar Wealth Partners. He has over 20 years experience in the investment industry. J’s client base is diverse with varying financial planning needs and objectives, but it is this diversity that drives him to stay on the cutting edge of the financial services industry. His demonstrated commitment to putting his clients and their families at the core of his practice has helped him build a reputation as a Wealth Advisor of choice for those looking to actively manage their wealth. In addition to running his robust business, he also oversees the operation of the firm’s Old Saybrook, Connecticut location. Northstar currently employs twenty experienced Wealth Advisors, and is acknowledged by their broker dealer, LPL Financial, as their largest affiliated independent wealth management firm in the state of Connecticut. Northstar was also voted Best of Hartford for 2012 by Hartford Magazine Readers, this accomplishment marks Northstar Wealth Partner’s second consecutive year receiving this prestigious honor.
J utilizes a proactive approach in delivering his wealth management services, and as a result his clients are aware of their current situation and potential financial opportunities at all times. He has proven knowledge of economic and market conditions and constantly strives to maintain a high level of communication with his clients to keep them well-informed of the current environment. J delivers the full spectrum of financial services available at market today enabling him to address and plan for any investment, retirement, estate, business succession and charitable planning concern that may arise. He also is an Advisor of choice to many certified endowments throughout the state of Connecticut.
Prior to joining Northstar Wealth Partners, J was affiliated with Essex Financial Services, Inc. He spent a majority of his financial career affiliated with that well-respected firm. Prior to Essex he spent four years as a trader and research associate with a hedge fund in Boston, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California. J has advanced training in investment and asset management that he completed during a one-year developmental program at a major brokerage firm.
He is an alumnus of Seton Hall University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Analysis and Finance. J is happily married and lives with his wife and two daughters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He serves as a head coach for his daughter’s Lyme/Old Lyme Soccer Club team. J also enjoys skiing, hiking, trail running with the family dog and travelling with his family.