M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust Introduces New Wealth Advisory Team in Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank are announcing their new Wealth Advisory team in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The team bolsters the companies’ continuing commitment to provide quality banking, investment, and wealth management services, as well as charitable support to the region.

Wilmington Trust Wealth Advisory Team in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

The Wilmington Trust Wealth Advisory team in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. is (from left to right) Nina Deno, John Helinski, Donna Patton, John McCarthy, and Ashlee Selenski.

This team has the expertise to deliver quality financial planning locally, backed by the strength of M&T Bank and wealth management finesse of Wilmington Trust.

Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank are announcing their new Wealth Advisory team in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The team bolsters the companies’ continuing commitment to provide quality banking, investment, and wealth management services, as well as charitable support to the region.

In 2011, M&T Bank acquired Wilmington Trust, one of the nation's premier wealth management companies, founded in 1903 by T. Coleman DuPont. M&T Bank merged its own investment management arm into Wilmington Trust to create a comprehensive wealth advisory firm serving clients throughout the United States and internationally.

Leading the Wilmington Trust team in Wilkes-Barre is John McCarthy, private client adviser and team leader. McCarthy joined M&T Bank in 2004, and provides comprehensive wealth management advice to high-net-worth individuals and families, business owners, entrepreneurs, and foundations and endowments.

McCarthy is a native of Wilkes-Barre and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Villanova University. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ and a member of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He is a non-practicing certified public accountant and a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. McCarthy maintains his FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses as well as his Pennsylvania life, accident, and health licenses.

His team has expertise in planning, trust, investment management, and private banking services. They work closely with clients to develop financial strategies that help clients meet their current needs and plan for their long-term objectives. The team will provide services in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and Hazleton areas.

“This is a great opportunity to represent Wilmington Trust, and assist individuals in my hometown and surrounding regions with managing their finances,” said McCarthy. “This team has the expertise to deliver quality financial planning locally, backed by the strength of M&T Bank and wealth management finesse of Wilmington Trust.”

Also joining the team is John Helinski, senior investment adviser, who is responsible for developing customized investment portfolios for his clients to meet their evolving needs and to take advantage of new investment opportunities. He has more than three decades of experience in financial services, specializing in investment management and fiduciary services.

Helinski holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from King’s College and is a graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre. He holds his FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as his Pennsylvania insurance license for life, fixed annuities, accident, health, variable life, and variable annuities.

Private Banker Donna Patton provides strategic advice, personalized service, and access to a comprehensive array of banking and custom credit solutions for clients. Patton coordinates with McCarthy to offer a wide range of specialized services to her clients including investment management, planning, brokerage, insurance, family governance, and family office services to.

Patton has more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry, specializing in retail banking. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Wilkes University, and holds her FINRA Series 6 and 63 securities licenses, as well as her life, accident, health, and annuities licenses.

Ashlee Selenski, investment associate, is responsible for developing customized investment portfolios for clients based on their personal and financial needs for risk, return, and liquidity. Selenski joined M&T Bank’s investment group in 2007. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Temple University and holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 securities licenses.

Rounding out the Wilkes-Barre team is Nina Deno, who will serve as administrative assistant for the office.

The wealth advisory team’s office is located at 15 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, and can be reached by telephone at (570)821-8612.

M&T Bank has 42 branches and more than 400 employees in Northeast Pennsylvania, with nearly 150 employees and 12 branches in Luzerne County. Over the past 10 years, M&T Charitable Foundation has contributed more than $1.4 million to charities and community organizations in Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding region. So far this year, $259,537 has been donated locally.

“M&T Bank and our new partners at Wilmington Trust will continue our long-term commitment to Wilkes-Barre and communities throughout Northeast Pennsylvania,” said Phil Johnson, M&T Bank regional president. “We’re very proud to offer our clients the wealth management services of the prestigious Wilmington Trust brand.”

About Wilmington Trust:
Wilmington Trust’s Wealth Advisory offers a comprehensive array of personal trust, financial planning, fiduciary, asset management, and family office services that help high-net-worth individuals and families grow, preserve, and transfer wealth. It maintains offices throughout the United States and focuses on serving families with whom it can build long-term relationships, many of which span multiple generations.

Wilmington Trust also provides Institutional Client Services for clients throughout the world.

Wilmington Trust has offices throughout the United States and internationally in London, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Dublin, Amsterdam, Cayman Islands, and Channel Islands. Wilmington Trust is an M&T company. For more information, visit http://www.WilmingtonTrust.com.

Media Contact: Kent Wissinger, Wilmington Trust Communication Manager (302) 651-8758

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