Arno O. Mayer, CFA CFP
Founder/Majority Partner and Chief Executive Officer/Co-Chief Investment Officer/Chief Compliance Officer
Arno O. Mayer, CFA, CFP, Founder of Financial Trust Asset Management, has been providing investment advisory services since 1986. He founded Financial Trust Asset Management in 1989.
Arno earned his B.A. in Finance from Florida Atlantic University in 1985 and he has also earned the following designations, Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in 1989 and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1999.
Mr. Mayer's career includes being the Director of Quantitative Research/Portfolio manager for Steinberg Global Asset Management as well as working as a Vice President at NationsBank/Stevens Nations Funds division covering Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. Mr. Mayer also ran the mutual fund division of Great Western Bank's Sierra Trust Funds in the State of Florida.
Michael J. Matthews, CFA
Managing Partner and Executive Vice President/Portfolio Manager
Michael J. Matthews, CFA, is a managing partner at Financial Trust and is involved in all aspects of the firm’s business, including management of the firm’s proprietary investment strategies. Mr. Matthews currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the CFA Level 1 Review Program at Florida Atlantic University where he teaches Quantitative Methods and Economics. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, he earned his B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Central Florida while interning at the UCF Foundation where he performed various supporting activities for the university’s endowment. Upon graduating in 2009, Mr. Matthews worked in the proprietary trading industry in both New York City and South Florida.