ALTON — Financial investment and management firm Smith Moore announces the addition of Gregory Bray as senior vice president, financial adviser.
Bray will open the new Alton branch office and will apply his more than 20 years of management, investment and planning experience to clients realize their goals. His office will remain at 2410 State St. He will be joined by Bill Selby and Angie Miller.
Bray comes to Smith Moore from Alton Securities Group and says the transition is an outstanding opportunity to better serve his clients.
“Smith Moore is the perfect-size firm — large enough to provide the latest portfolio management and financial planning resources and technologies, yet small enough to nimbly adjust to the specific needs of every client,” he said. “I look forward to providing the highest levels of financial guidance and service.”
Bray stressed that adviser freedom was another key attribute that attracted him to Smith Moore.
“When making a move at this point in my career, I was intrigued by Smith Moore’s extensive back-office support and financial product offerings, while at the same time having the autonomy to run my book of business as I choose, and to make my own decisions on what is best for my clients,” he said.
“Greg is a proven financial professional who cares deeply about his clients and is a valuable asset to our organization,” President and CEO Jim Deutsch said. “His experience in managing investments and portfolios makes him a dynamic addition to both Smith Moore and the clients we serve.”
During his time at Alton Securities Group, Bray developed skills and experience in financial planning, taxes, insurance, and estate and retirement planning. He also holds a certified financial planner designation. Bray earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee.
Founded in 1913, Smith Moore has grown to include nine locations, with branches in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas.