Institutional Advice, Individual Attention


Christopher Conover



Christopher Conover founded Hudson Valley Wealth Management — now Hudson Companies — in 2008 to provide families with holistic financial planningwealth management, and investment services. He also developed the strategy for and functions as the Portfolio Manager of Hudson Private, LP., a proprietary, high return, low risk investment opportunity in funding independent and large studio films. His earlier career experiences at Guardian Life Insurance and Van Eck Global have influenced his views on the value of asset allocation and best of breed asset management. Before founding the financial services and investment management firm more than a decade ago, Chris had been an integral part of the financial community, as a marketer, sales person, executive, and valued speaker at industry conferences both nationwide and abroad. Chris credits that the depth and breadth of his financial knowledge and relationships have earned him the trust and respect of his clients and their families, and their having access to some of the market’s most interesting private investment opportunities. Chris earned a B.A. in Economics, M.B.A. in Finance, and also completed coursework toward a PhD in Behavioral Economics, all at Fordham University. He is an active member of the Producer’s Guild of America, serves on the Nyack Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, the Jawonio Steering Committee, and volunteers for and supports a number of other local and national charities.


David Jonas​, Partner - Institutional Sales, Hudson Companies

David Jonas​



David is a seasoned investment advisor with more than 25 years of industry experience that spans traditional and alternative investments, portfolio management and business development. Prior to joining Hudson, David held senior management positions in both institutional and privately-held asset management organizations including Whitebox Advisors, Finisterre Capital, Van Eck Global, PanAgora Asset Management and Neuberger Berman. His comprehensive experience and expertise encompasses portfolio and risk management, manager and operational due diligence, compliance, legal, finance, operational, IT infrastructure, equity-derivative and fixed-income trading, portfolio system design, and new product development. David has authored articles and spoken at numerous global conferences on a wide variety of topics including alternative investment management, structuring and statistical analysis of multi-manager portfolios. ​David received a B.A. in Government Studies from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Brian Flaherty



Brian Flaherty joined the firm in 2019 as a Junior Analyst, and now works as an Analyst in our wealth management practice. Brian works on quantitative research and investment strategy for equity, fixed income, and derivative products in client portfolios. Additionally, he develops firm strategy for emerging financial instruments and developing markets. Brian earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.

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