We are pleased to announce that Lawrence Clay has joined Great Valley Advisor Group (“GVA”) as our new chief compliance officer. Larry’s addition to the team will help GVA increase their oversight in the constantly changing regulatory and compliance space. With over 20 years of combined investment and compliance experience, Larry will lead the charge for GVA as they enter into 2017.
Larry brings a breadth of investment experience, spanning over 20 years, with a variety of firms, including Merrill Lynch, Quick & Reilly, Smith Barney, and Prudential Financial. Most recently, Larry worked with First Niagara Investment Services, one of LPL’s largest clients. Larry’s knowledge, as well as experience with LPL, will allow him to hit the ground running and offer our current advisors an immediate asset as they navigate the complex and evolving compliance world. A graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Larry holds his Series, 7, 66, 9, 10, 24, and 4 licenses, as well as his Pennsylvania Life and Health license.
Larry is a former teacher in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and a volunteer for the Claire E. Clay Cross the Water Foundation. He spends his free time surfing, playing music, and studying Irish history, an interest that has led to a Master’s Degree from Ulster University, NI.