The Ridgefield Group - Morgan Stanley Team - RIDGEFIELD, CT
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The Ridgefield Group
at Morgan Stanley
Portfolio Management Group
90 GROVE ST
RIDGEFIELD, CT 06877
tel: (203) 894-3030
toll-free: (888) 893-2521 
fax: (203) 894-3050
Biographies

Anthony D. Corona, CFA, CFP
First Vice President
Financial Advisor
Senior Portfolio Manager


Anthony Corona brings 20 years of uniquely diversified business management, business consulting and financial management experience to his Financial Advisory practice. 

While attending college, Anthony managed all facets of a highly successful family restaurant business.  After deciding to pursue a career in finance, Anthony departed the comfortable confines of the family business and accepted a position with IBM where he worked full-time (while attending college full-time) as an Accounting Analyst.  After graduating college, Anthony went on to become a Business Consultant working with a major accounting firm.  Anthony began his career in financial services with PaineWebber in New York City in 1999. 

A self-proclaimed lifelong student of the financial markets, Anthony has dedicated his professional life to advancing the art of portfolio management.  In addition to overseeing the holistic wealth management process for The Ridgefield Group, Anthony prides himself on providing clients with sophisticated and efficient portfolios designed to withstand the test of time.   

Anthony earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER designation in 2004, and is an active member of both the CFA Institute and the Financial Planning Association.  Anthony graduated from the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University with a B.B.A. in Finance.  He is a Danbury native and currently resides there with his wife Cristina, daughter Sophia and son Charles. 

In 2011, after successfully moving his wealth management practice from Merrill Lynch, where he operated as a sole practitioner, Anthony formed The Ridgefield Group—a boutique wealth management practice within Morgan Stanley*—to provide clients with a level of financial management services not attainable as a sole practitioner.


James S. Hurley, Jr.
Financial Advisor

Jim has been an investment professional for over 10 years.  His primary focus is on the development and management of financial planning, asset management and wealth transfer strategies for a select group of families, executives and business owners. Jim's experience with a variety of investor profiles reinforces his belief that taking the time to gain a deep understanding of the specific needs of each individual client is the foundation to a successful long-term relationship. 

Jim attended Rollins College in Winter Park FL where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies.  He then went on to Jackson Hole, WY to pursue his passion for ski instructing and fishing before starting his investment advisory business with Morgan Stanley in 2002.  Following his recent business migration from Merrill Lynch, Jim helped create The Ridgefield Group at Morgan Stanley* in the fall of 2011.  He currently resides in Darien, CT with his wife Jane, son James III and daughter Elizabeth.


John T. Daddona
Financial Advisor

John has been an investment professional within the financial services industry for over a decade.  He brings a diverse set of skills and high level of commitment and dedication to his practice.  With a focus on exercising the highest ethical standards and delivering a consistent client engagement model, John believes that it is this steadfast process which promotes the building of long-term relations while making a difference in the financial well being of each and every client. 

After effectively transitioning his wealth management business from Merrill Lynch in the fall of 2011, John achieved a long-time career ambition and helped form The Ridgefield Group at Morgan Stanley*, a specialty wealth management group that focuses on delivering holistic planning based solutions and a distinctive client experience.

John attended Assumption College in Worcester, MA where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and was a four year member of the varsity football program.  John is very active in his local community where he serves on various boards and committees.  In his spare time, John enjoys golf, travel, youth coaching and landscaping.  He currently resides in Middlebury, CT with his wife Marisa, son Luke and daughters’ Sofia and Gabriella.

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