Welcome to The Mariaca-Canelas Group

As your Financial Advisors, we can help you define and strive to meet your goals by delivering a vast array of resources to you in the way that is most appropriate for how you invest and what you want to achieve. Working together we can help you to preserve and grow your wealth. You’ll have access to some of the world’s most seasoned and respected investment professionals, a premier trading and execution platform and a full spectrum of investment choices.
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Working With You

Our work with you starts with one or more in-depth, exploratory meetings. We need to understand your unique financial situation so we can offer you the best possible advice and solutions.
  • When you work with us, you can expect us to:
    Develop a comprehensive financial strategy based on your individual needs
    Substitute discipline for emotion in the investment process
    Adjust your holdings in response to new opportunities and risks
    Maintain strict financial objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest
  • We can also coordinate our work with other key members of your financial team, including your:
    Tax specialist
    Trust attorney
    Insurance professional
    Family office


399 Park Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10022
(212) 893-6300(212) 893-6300
Toll Free:
(888) 399-2320(888) 399-2320

Meet The Mariaca - Canelas Group

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Alberto Mariaca

Managing Director, Wealth Management, International Client Advisor, Portfolio Manager

(212) 893-6372(212) 893-6372
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Hugh Mariaca

Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Family Wealth Advisor, Portfolio Manager

(212) 893-6463(212) 893-6463
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Rocio M. Andrade

Senior Client Service Associate

(212) 893-6513(212) 893-6513
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Diany Martinez

Wealth Management Associate

(212) 893-6516(212) 893-6516
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Miguel Fernandez

Financial Advisor, Financial Advisor

(212) 893-6488(212) 893-6488

About Me

Alberto started his wealth management career in 1960 in the Trust Department of Bankers Trust Co. In 1982, he joined Bear Stearns & Co. to form its Latin America Division building a practice to suit the needs of successful Latin American business owners and executives requiring offshore investment advice and estate planning strategies. Alberto’s experience with multi generations of client families allowed us to expand into wealth preservation strategies, generational succession, and other family office type services. In 2008, our group joined City Smith Barney which later became Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
Securities Agent: AL, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, IN, KY, MA, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SD, VT; General Securities Representative
NMLS#: 1321590

About Me

After almost 20 years as a successful entrepreneur and independent financial advisor, Hugh joined the group in 1998. Since 2001, Hugh has been a discretionary portfolio manager and wealth advisor focused on wealthy families. As a Family Wealth Advisor, Hugh is one of the 500 financial advisors at Morgan Stanley to complete our Institute for Family Wealth Management professional development program.
This designation identifies him as an advisor who has demonstrated a focused commitment to meeting the needs of our clients and their entire families. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2008, Hugh was an Associate Director and Portfolio Manager at Bear Stearns & Co.
Securities Agent: AL, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, IN, KY, MA, MN, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SD, VT; General Securities Representative
NMLS#: 1295703

About Me

As a Family Wealth Director, Kristian is a member of an elite group of less than 290 Morgan Stanley advisors certified as specialists capable of meeting the complex needs of the firm’s largest clients. In order to receive this designation, Kristian was required to demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience in a number of areas including estate planning strategies, investments, risk and liquidity.

A member of our group since 1996, Kristian has been a discretionary portfolio manager and wealth advisor focused on international families since 1998. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2008, Kristian was an Associate Director and Portfolio Manager at Bear Stearns & Co.
Securities Agent: AL, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, IN, KY, MA, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SD, UT, VT; General Securities Representative

About Me

After completing Morgan Stanley’s Financial Advisor Development program, Gonzalo joined our group to leverage his over 18 years of international business development experience in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, and Bolivia. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2010, Gonzalo worked for Dana Corporation.
Securities Agent: AL, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, IN, KY, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SD, TX, VT, WA; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
NMLS#: 1339305

About Me

As the Mariaca Group’s most experienced Senior Associate, Rocio brings over 30 years of experience in meeting the service needs of international clients. She has been a service leader since joining our group at Bear Stearns in 1987 and since transitioning to Morgan Stanley in 2008. Prior to joining the team, she worked with international clients at J Henry Schroder Bank and Barclays Bank.

About Me

Having history with Morgan Stanley dating back to 1997, Diany’s experience working with successful Latin American families includes the role of Sr. Sales Associate within our Private Wealth Management division. She joined the Mariaca Group in 2016 as a Senior Associate. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Diany was Associate for 10 years at JP Morgan with a concentration on Latin America.

About Me

Building on his over 9 years of financial services experience in Miami and working with Latin American focused teams, Miguel joined our group in 2016 as a Senior Registered Associate. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Miguel was a Personal Banker at JP Morgan Chase and worked at Royal Bank of Canada, Global Investor Services and Sun Trust Bank.
Securities Agent, Investment Advisor Representative, General Securities Representative; AK; AL; AR; AZ; CA; CO; CT; DC; DE; FL; GA; HI; IA; ID; IL; IN; KS; KY; LA; MA; MD; ME; MI; MN; MO; MS; MT; NC; ND; NE; NH; NJ; NM; NV; NY; OH; OK; OR; PA; PR; RI; SC; SD; TX; UT; VA; VI; VT; WA; WI; WV; WY
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Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
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  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Participants
  • Annuities
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  • Asset Management
  • Wealth Planning
  • Traditional Investments
  • Alternative Investments
  • Impact Investing
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Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • 529 Plans / Education Savings Planning
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Trust Services
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Helping you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Retirement Plan Sponsors
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Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Impact Investing
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