Matthew Unger
Focus Asset Management

Tel: (646) 484-8804
340 Madison Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10173

A fee-only fiduciary with a small & curated client base.

Focus Asset Management | Financial Advisor in New York ,NY

About Focus Asset Management

We are a fee-only fiduciary that specializes in servicing high-net-worth clients, and only serve a small and curated client base. Expect to meet with us at least quarterly. You will also have a portfolio team with whom you can speak, an entire research team that reports to your portfolio manager, and an operations team dedicated to all of your specific and important servicing needs. Think of us as your family office.

We have no sales goals, are not compensated by commissions and we don't work under the "umbrella" of a major firm. We are entirely independent and receive our fee directly from you. Period.


Investment Types:   Separately Managed Accounts, Stocks, Bonds

Firm Information

Assets Managed by Firm:   $208 Billion
Assets Managed by Advisor:   Less than $30million


Registered Investment Advisor:   Yes
Investment Advisor Representative:   Yes
I am an acknowledged fiduciary:   Yes
Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record
Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee-Based
Fee % Based on Assets:   FEE-ONLY
Additional Details on Charges:   We are a fee-only fiduciary that does not charge, make or receive commissions of any kind. Whatsoever. (WiserAdvisor does not have a "fee-only" option for us to select.) The only compensation we receive is from you, our clients.

Board Positions

Organization:  Union League Club  New York, NY
Position :  Member
Duration :  01/14/2020-Currently holding


Undergraduate  Syracuse University

Graduate  Harvard University

Professional Certificate Financial Markets  Yale University


Financial Advisors do not provide specific tax/legal advice and this information should not be considered as such. You should always consult your tax/legal advisor regarding your own specific tax/legal situation. Separate from the financial plan and our role as a financial planner, we may recommend the purchase of specific securities. These product recommendations are not part of the financial plan and you are under no obligation to follow them. Our research and market forecasts are based upon sources and data believed to be accurate and reliable. Opinions and forward looking statements expressed are subject to change without notice and can change at anytime. The information contained herein does not constitute a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any security. Investing involves risks, including the possible loss of principal. This website is not a solicitation to purchase, sell or transact in securities of any kind. Speak with your financial advisor before making a change to your own financial plan or strategy.

Matthew Unger

Matthew Unger

Prior to Focus Asset Management, Matthew was an advisor with Fisher Investments where he was responsible for approximately $150 million in assets, ranked in the Top 1% of advisors and constantly lead his team in client satisfaction. Matthew also previously worked at Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith where he similarly advised affluent individuals and families.

Matthew attended Syracuse University for undergraduate, and Harvard University for graduate work. He also obtained a Professional Certificate in Financial Markets from Yale University.

Matthew has 13+ years of professional experience, and over 11 years of combined financial and investment advisory experience. He also authored an Amazon Best-Selling book on retirement planning, and has been featured on outlets such as iHeartRadio, NBC, ABC, CBS, and has been invited to speak publicly around the United States.

My Services

Investment Management & Advice

For our investment management clients, all services offered by the firm is included in one simple and transparent fee for our Investment Management clients. Each portfolio is relatively focused, with only 25 to 40 holdings being the norm, typically only pursuing compelling investing opportunities in companies with the strongest of fundamentals whose stocks we believe are underpriced. We don't pad the portfolio with a bunch of securities to give the illusion of diversification, or use expensive ETNs or other investment vehicles with hidden nosebleed-level fees. Our portfolio management team has 150+ years of combined experience and is available to speak directly with clients if clients so wish.

Retirement Planning

We help you thrive during retirement without outliving your income. You are at the center of the plan, so we put together a plan that reflects you and your ideal retirement.

401K Rollovers

The rollover process can be intimidating and downright confusing. We add clarity with a team of experts and a streamlined process to save you time and frustration while adhering to the appropriate rules and regulations that govern rollovers.

Awards & Recognitions

Amazon Best-Seller

"Thriving in Retirement without Outliving Your Income" ranked as an Amazon best-seller in first week of publication.

BofA Merrill Lynch Spirit Award of Excellence

This program honors associates with exceptional annual performance, outstanding success in sales and service, leadership qualities and who demonstrate of The BofA Merrill Lynch Spirit. Associates are chosen by senior managers...