Conor J. Bryant, CFP®, CFF®

Conor J. Bryant, CFP®, CFF®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL FIDUCIARY™

“I am committed to creating a “red carpet” advisory experience for our clients and continuing to find ways to better educate them and keep them on track throughout challenging financial market environments.  By marketing the well-respected name of Bryant Asset Management within the local business community, I hope to become known as THE elite financial professional on whom people can rely for a substantial knowledge base anda strong commitment to our community.”

Conor’s passion for the investment industry began over 20 years ago at the tender age of 13 during an extracurricular class called Project Business. Conor was tasked with researching and picking an individual stock and following it throughout the semester. During that time, the Yahoo stock he chose increased by 150% and he thought “This seems easy!” When the tech bubble burst in the early 2000’s, he realized there might be a little more complexity to the financial world, but he was hooked nonetheless.

During his first financial services job in the shareholder services department of Eaton Vance in Boston, Conor acted as the last line of defense for clients desperate for advice during the 2008 financial crisis. He could not believe there were so many people who could not get in contact with the advisor that “sold” them the mutual fund they were calling about, and he knew he wanted to change that. Although he watched some of his colleagues become frustrated working with naïve investors, Conor thrived in that environment and enjoyed educating shareholders while “talking them off the edge.” That was when his true passion for the financial services industry was born. He had a strong and consistent desire to help people that continued to point him in the direction of financial advising.

In January 2014, Conor joined his uncle, Mark Bryant, at Bryant Asset Management as a Registered Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network. In this role, Conor advises a growing group of his own clients as well as assisting Mark with research, marketing, and client portfolio construction. Conor has earned one of the highest-level professional designations in financial services as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. I also hold the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL FIDUCIARY Designation. Conor is a member of the national and Capital District Financial Planning Associations, serves on the Board of Directors of the Hudson Mohawk Land Conservany, is a former treasurer of the board of directors of the Capital Alliance of Young Professionals, and has served on the board of the Northeast Kidney Foundation.

Conor is originally from the Capital District and graduated from Voorheesville High School in 2002. In 2006, he received a BA cum laude in business management and economics from Gettysburg College. After graduating from college, Conor moved to Colorado where he taught skiing for a time. He and his wife, Katie, live in Albany. These days, Conor enjoys watching and participating in a variety of sports, particularly golf and skiing. He shares his passion for skiing by volunteering as a ski instructor at Double H Ranch. He is a seasoned traveler and has visited every continent except Antarctica.

Conor continues to pursue his interest in human psychology and finance through in-depth study of behavioral finance and believes the dominant determinant of long-term investor returns is based upon the emotion and behavior of each client toward their investments. Subscribing to the philosophy that it is almost impossible to have a completely objective view of your money, Conor believes he can effectively act as an objective third party to make sure each of his clients’ decisions are based on fundamentals - and not emotions - to keep them on track with their goals.