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1st October 2019

Conor Thomas McCoy Bio

Name:
Conor Thomas McCoy

Location:
Jersey City, NJ & New York City, NY

Biography:
As First Vice President on the Brewster Financial Strategies Group at Wells Fargo Advisors, Conor McCoy brings a wealth of experience for his clients with over fifteen years tenure in the financial services industry. As an Experienced First Vice President he brings a demonstrated history of working on their behalf and strong professional skills in Portfolio Management, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking, Fixed Income, and Equities. But it’s the value of long-term personal relationships and client service learned from delivering flowers for the Green Theme florists in Queens that forms the core of how he delivers for clients every day. That experience helped form the foundation for his focus on client service and personal accountability for their success. Conor treats his clients, you, your family – and your money – with the passion and guidance of someone who really knows you and cares about your future. Before joining The Brewster Group, Conor began his career at Lehman Brothers where he met current teammates Michael Brewster and Katherine Natoli. After success at Lehman and Credit Suisse, he joined them at Wells Fargo Advisors in 2017. Today they manage(s) over $3.5 billion in client assets.
While Conor’s history is here in New York, he is never far from his heritage in Northern Ireland. After growing up in Belfast, he returned to New York to attend the Renaissance Charter School for Junior High School and High School. He finished his education at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana through a Posse scholarship. And while his parents are no longer with us, he remains connected to his extended family in Belfast and with his brother, sister, and family in the United States. Conor met his wife Elizabeth in New York, and while avid sports fans, from baseball to basketball, she forgives his support of the New England Patriots.
In January of 2016, Conor was appointed President of the Friends of Renaissance Foundation while also joining the board of trustees for the Renaissance Charter School. Conor is an dedicated supporter of the American Ireland Funds, Posse Foundation and Renaissance Charter School. He currently serves as Co-Chair 2019 New York Young Leaders St. Patrick’s Celebration 2019.

What, for you, is the importance of our global diaspora and how do you contribute to its success?
The importance of the global diaspora is to make sure Belfast receives the recognition it deserves as the City has come an extremely long way over the past 50 years. The Belfast of today is not the Belfast my parents were born into and I think they would be proud to see how far it has come. I would to dedicate this award to my mother and father who both were born and bread in Belfast but made a sacrifice to journey to New York City so my brother, sister and I could have the best of both worlds.

Tell us how you connect to Belfast:
I connect to Belfast via all my relatives who live here. I visit Belfast and live it through them. They are my aunts, uncles, cousins, 2nd cousins and they live and breathe Belfast.

You know you’ve got Belfast heritage when…:
When you're speaking and you refer to a gentleman as "Your Man".

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