Robert Rubano, MBA

Financial Professional

Rob joins Highland Financial Group with over 30 years of experience in the financial services and institutional money management field working primarily with State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). During his tenure with SSGA, Rob held leadership roles across global custody, operations, risk and portfolio management. He served as Managing Director for Global Trading and Portfolio Implementation, responsible for approximately $300 billion in client assets under management with an international staff. Rob capped off his SSGA career as the Global Head of Operational Risk and a member of its Senior Management Group.

Rob has since held positions as a Senior Business Consultant for the Investment Division of Manulife Asset Management/John Hancock, as it embarked on its ambitious Global Optimization Program, and as Senior Director for Enterprise Risk Management of the Global Wealth and Asset Management Division. He received the Path of Excellence award during his time as a Wealth Advisor with Merrill Lynch and, most recently, has continued building his practice locally with Essex Private Wealth Management.

Rob is a graduate of Boston University’s MBA program with a concentration in Finance. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Mathematics from Bowdoin College.

In his free time, Rob enjoys coaching youth sports and is a Level 4 Certified USA Hockey coach, as well as a Senior Ice Hockey Instructor for Phillips Academy’s clinics and summer camp programs in Andover.  Rob lives with his wife Deb and two sons in Boxford, MA.


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