With more than 37 years in the industry, Manny is dedicated to helping clients meet their financial needs in any way that he can. He owes a lot of his success to having been an educator first. Prior to entering the financial industry, Manny found a passion in teaching and began his career at Rahway High School in New Jersey after receiving his undergraduate degree from Rutgers College.
Due to his background in education, he has made client education a key component to our family's investing approach. We want to be sure our clients and their families' financial knowledge grows and is passed on throughout the generations.
Prior to founding Rey Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, and now Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network as of 2019, Manny was associated with the investment firms A.G. Edwards (Short Hills, NJ), Merrill Lynch (New York, NY), and First Fidelity Bank (Newark, NJ). His previous responsibilities have included sales, marketing, international credit analysis, letters of credit and trading foreign currencies. His current licenses are the following:
- Securities: Series 7 and Series 66 registrations
- Insurance: Life, Health, Annuities, Variable, and Long Term Care
Manny emigrated from Cuba in 1961, and as such, understands the importance of giving back to a community that was so welcoming to him. Obstacles many immigrants face include regaining financial independence and navigating the intricacies of the United States' financial markets. As such, he is a regular guest speaker for various institutions and associations, including the New Jersey Hispanic Lawyers Association, CNN Telemundo, Univision, Barclays Bank, Republic International Bank of New York, Seton Hall School of Law and the New York Hispanic Medical Association. He has also hosted and produced a cable program about investments, which aired for five years in Hudson County.
Manny is an alumnus of Lead New Jersey (LeadNJ) and currently sits on the organization’s Board. Lead New Jersey nurtures and cultivates a robust network of informed and prepared leaders who work to make New Jersey a better place to live and work. Through timely leadership training and thought-provoking civic engagement opportunities, Lead New Jersey educates, transforms, and empowers our state’s next generation of leaders from the public, social, and private sectors.
Manny enjoys paddle boarding, scuba diving, and cooking mean paella.
He and his wife, Linda, live in Cranford, NJ.