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Joseph Roberts Sr.Joseph P. Roberts, CLU, ChFC, Founding Partner

Joe graduated Cum Laude from Boston College in 1962 and is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit National Honor Society. Joe founded Roberts Financial in Wellesley, Massachusetts in 1966. Joe holds Chartered Life Underwiter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations with The American College in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania. Joe is a Life Member of The Million Dollar Round Table awarded by The National Association of Life Underwriters, and a Hall of Fame Member of Allianz Life, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joe is a licensed insurance broker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and many other states.



 

Joseph P Roberts Jr.Joseph P. Roberts, Jr., CLU, Managing Partner

As Managing Partner, Joe leads the strategic direction of the organization, managing client services, business development and operations. Since joining the firm in 1988, Joe has led its progression from an insurance brokerage into a wealth management organization, serving generations of clients exclusively with specialist professional partners from the financial services field.

Joe is equally dedicated to serving local communities through Sports Based Youth Development. After graduating from The Boston University School of Management, where he captained the baseball team and recognized as a Greater Boston Collegiate League All Star, Joe founded Terriers Sports. Over the past twenty-five years, Terriers has provided thousands of local children a variety of great experiences through programs designed to let kids relax and enjoy a blend of free play and team sports. A Coaching and Leadership Development program provides over 100 middle and high school student coaches with meaningful learning experiences each year.

Joe has served The Wellesley Little League Baseball program since 1989 as a coach, member of The Board of Directors and President. In 2007, Joe completed a multi-year effort to build brick dugouts and install lights at Wellesley’s Reidy Field. Upon completion, The Wellesley Townsman named Joe to "The Townsman 10" in honor of his years of contributions to the local community.

In 2014, Joe channeled his coaching experiences to create Community Investors, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the physical and mental health and wellness of children through After School Sports Based Youth Development. In just five semesters, over three hundred middle school students have enjoyed flag football, soccer, basketball and dodgeball. Community Investors also served as Fiscal Agent for The Wellesley Field Fund, a public-private partnership to renovate the Wellesley High School Track & Field.

Latest News

Financial and Economic Brief - March 3, 2020

• Potential Rate Cuts Coming - In response to the coronavirus scare, there’s a chance that the Fed could take policy back to where it was during the financial crisis of 2008.

• Britain’s Mandate for Trade Talks - Britain unveiled its mandate for trade talks with the U.S., with Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowing to drive a hard bargain in negotiations.

• Stock Market Plummets - U.S. stocks fell as fears escalated over the fast-spreading coronavirus, with Wall Street capping its worst week since the global financial crisis of 2008.

Financial and Economic Brief - February 4, 2020

• Continued Gains in Consumer Spending - The U.S. economy grew 2.1% in Q4 of 2019, closing out a year in which GDP decelerated to its slowest pace in three years.

• Chinese Shares Drop amid Coronavirus - Stock markets in China fell as traders rushed to sell amid continued fears about the impact on the global economy of the coronavirus epidemic.

• Oil Prices Fall - Oil prices fell because of the concern over demand in China after the coronavirus epidemic.

Financial and Economic Brief - January 7, 2020

• Consumer Confidence Dips - According to The Conference Board, U.S. consumer confidence “dipped slightly” in December. The metric came in at 126.5 for the month, down from 126.8 in November.

• Oil Prices Rising - Oil prices rose over 1% on Monday, pushing Brent above $70 a barrel.

• Gold Highest in 7 Years - Global investors are going into safe haven assets as fallout continues from the U.S. killing of Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani.

Financial and Economic Brief - December 3, 2019

• Moderate Growth in Q3 - The U.S. economy grew at a moderate 2.1% rate over the summer, slightly faster than first estimated.

• OPEC to Deepen Cuts - OPEC and its allies plan to deepen oil cuts and have the deal in place so it runs at least until June 2020.

• Tariff Threat Renewed - President Trump announced that the U.S. will “restore” steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, citing a “massive devaluation of their currencies.”

Financial and Economic Brief - November 5, 2019

• Consumer Confidence “Dips” - U.S. consumer confidence fell slightly in Oct. to 125.9 from a Sept. reading of 126.3 as worries over business conditions & employment prospects rose.

• Gannett and New Media Investment Group - Gannett reported its 3rd quarter earnings noting a continued decline in overall revenue but pointed to an increase in its marketing services & digital subscriptions.

• U.S.-China Trade Optimism - Technology stocks pushed the 3 main indexes to record highs, as hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal & an improving domestic economy raised risk appetite.

Financial and Economic Brief - October 8, 2019

• Unemployment Rate Falls - Unemployment hit a 50-yr. low in September even though nonfarm payrolls rose by just 136,000 as the economy nears full employment.

• Impeachment and the Stock Market - The launch of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump tosses another wild card into a volatile stock market.

• Trade Talks Underway - U.S. & Chinese deputy trade negotiators launched a new round of talks on Monday aimed at resolving the 15-mo. trade war, with neither side showing any signs of giving ground.

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