• Drew University 1991-1995, B.A. Mathematics, Economics, Madison, NJ
  • Enrico Fermi High School 1987-1991, Enfield, CT
Most Proud of / Awards / Recognitions
  • Leadership: drove a $4 billion piece of Aetna business and did it the right way
  • Balance: named Academic All-American as a senior baseball player at Drew University (and hit .406)
  • Courage: left a great career  as an actuary and CFO for a more fulfilling one as a financial advisor
  • Giving Back:  helped the Golf Fore the Kids charity raise over $600K to fight pediatric cancer
Areas of Focus
  • Personal Wealth Management Services
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Personal Insurance Services
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Executive Compensation / Retirement Analysis
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Tax Solutions
Licenses and Registrations
  • Series 66
  • Series 7
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF)
  • Certified Financial Planner
Upcoming Events
  • College Planning Webinar – May 11th
  • Client Appreciation Event – May 18th
  • Meat & Greet – June 14th
  • Golf Fore the Kids golf tournament – June 28th

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Contact Information

Gateway Financial Partners
500 Winding Brook Drive,
P.O. Box 1032
Glastonbury, CT   06033
860.652.4360 Ext 236
Fax: 860.652.3163
[email protected]

Neil Manning, CFp



Life is short so do what you love to do. After years of living the corporate grind, I followed my passion into a career as a financial advisor just as my close college friend was passing away far too soon.. So don’t wait – live your life now!


I became a financial advisor to help people, taking everything I learned about helping corporations to make money and using that to help real people with their money instead. I am a fee-based, independent advisor with Gateway Financial partners in Glastonbury, CT. I work mainly with individuals in their 40’s and 50’s, helping them to grow their investments, protect their family with wills and insurance, and lay out plans for college and retirement.

I started my career in 1995 as an actuary, working for Cigna in Bloomfield, CT. I passed all of the exams to become an FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries) in 2000. I met my first fee-based advisor in 2003, and quickly decided this career was my long-term goal, but the timing for a career change was not right so had to be put on hold. I stayed at Cigna and moved into increasingly larger leadership roles, eventually becoming the CFO of their Medicare businesses from 2006-2010.

I left Cigna for Aetna in 2010 to see if the grass was any greener, becoming the CFO of their Life, Disability and Long-Term Care businesses. I soon determined that it was time to use everything I had learned about making money for the corporation and to apply this to helping individuals and families instead, so I started preparing for the career change which led to me moving to Gateway in 2014.

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