Last updated: 09:19 / Friday, 8 January 2016
Pathstone Federal Street

Federal Street Advisors Merges with Pathstone Family Office

Federal Street Advisors Merges with Pathstone Family Office
  • Steve Braverman and Allan Zachariah will be co-CEOs
  • John LaPann, Chairman
  • Matthew Fleissig will be President

Federal Street Advisors, an independent investment consultant and wealth management firm for individuals, families and nonprofit organizations, and Pathstone Family Office, a Multi Family Office offering in house expertise in investments, tax planning and compliance, estate planning, family education, and philanthropy jointly announced today that Federal Street has merged with Pathstone to create Pathstone Federal Street, a wealth advisory firm with enhanced capabilities to provide truly independent advice and services to both high-net-worth and institutional clients.

“This marks an exciting new chapter for us – it expands our capabilities and offerings in wealth management,” said Steve Braverman Co-CEO of Pathstone Family Office and the new Pathstone Federal Street.  “We feel this combination of talents, founded on a strong mutual heritage of multigenerational stewardship and independent advice, will offer broader perspective, deeper services and a robust organization built for the long-term.”

“Pathstone Federal Street integrates and leverages each organization’s strengths and expertise,” John LaPann, Founder of Federal Street Advisors and Chairman of the new organization.  “Pathstone combines its solid legacy in providing integrated family office services, state-of-the-art technology and operating efficiencies with Federal Street’s long-respected internal manager research, due diligence process, and leadership in sustainable and impact investing.”

“The combination of the two firms will allow many more opportunities for all our clients as it will leverage the talents of our now 65 employees across our 4 offices serving 190 clients representing in excess of $6.5 Billion in total advisory assets,” said Allan Zachariah, Co-CEO of Pathstone Family Office and the new Pathstone Federal Street.  “Our partnership and expanded services provide significant opportunities for our employees to grow and uniquely contribute to the individual outcome of each client.”

Matthew Fleissig of Pathstone Family Office will become President of the new organization, joined by Eric Godes and Jennifer Murtie of Federal Street Advisors who will share the Chief Operating Officer title at Pathstone Federal Street. Jennifer will also serve as the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer. Kristin Fafard of Federal Street will continue as Chief Investment Officer for the combined organization.  Matthew Sher will serve as the new firm’s Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Technology Officer.  In addition, Pathstone Federal Street is proud to name new Managing Directors: Daniel Gross, Kelly Maregni, Janet Mertz, Mark Peters, and Charles Walsh.