Wall Street Access’ Private Wealth Management Group Names New MD

Charles McCollough Wright, CFA, has joined Wall Street Access’ Private Wealth Management Group as Managing Director.

Wright will spearhead the sales efforts focused on small financial institutions, family offices, and high-net worth individuals, according to a company announcement. He will focus on new business development in the Private Wealth Management Group, its Advanced Strategies fund of hedge funds, and its separately managed account products.

Wright comes to Wall Street Access from Pax World Management, where he most recently was Managing Director-Regional Sales. He also led the development and marketing of Pax’s various products and played a key role in the launch of three new funds.

Prior to that Wright served as Vice President-Institutional Sales with H.G. Wellington & Co, a full-service brokerage and asset management firm, and headed the San Francisco office of Standard & Poors Corp.-S&P ComStock. He has also successfully founded and managed two broker/dealer operations, Wright Brothers Co., Inc. and eBond, which were eventually merged and subsequently sold.

“We look forward to having Charles put his innovative approach to sales and marketing as well as his keen sense for anticipating industry trends into practice with us. We believe our institutional and individual clients will benefit tremendously from his experience,’ said Denis P. Kelleher, CEO of Wall Street Access, in the announcement.