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Francis X. Astorino, MS, CFP®, CPWA®

Francis X. Astorino, MS, CFP®, CPWA®


Francis X. Astorino, MS, CFP®, CPWA®, has served as CEO of The Astorino Financial Group, Inc. since founding the company in 1986. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional with in-depth knowledge on a vast array of financial services - including risk management, tax and retirement planning, and investment counseling – Mr. Astorino has grown his team into a successful company that serves a broad client base.

Before founding the Astorino Financial Group, Mr. Astorino was a registered financial advisor with The Financial Network from 1983 to 1986. There, he provided fee-based planning and acted as chief case writer. A frequent public speaker and advocate for sound wealth management, he also became a member of the International Association of Financial Planning.

Licenses, Awards, and Recognitions 

Throughout his career, Mr. Astorino has received recognition from many groups:

  • Series 6 License (1984) 
  • Series 7 License (1990) 
  • Series 63 License (1990) 
  • Series 24 License (2005) 
  • Treasurer, Boston College Alumni (1984–1994) 
  • President, Boston College Alumni (1993-1997) 
  • President, West Essex Unico (2003-2004) 
  • Unican of the Year (2003-2005) 
  • Finance Chair, Mayor or North Caldwell (2006-2009) 
  • President, The Bridge (2011-2013) 
  • NJ Five Star Wealth Manager (2015-2019) 
  • Financial Planning Association, NJ Board (2016-2017) 
  • Among Best in State Wealth Managers, Forbes Magazine (2018)
  • Councilman (2006-Present) 
  • Platinum Sponsor, Write on Sports (2019) 

Published Work 

Mr. Astorino has appeared in several publications, both as an author and subject. You can find him featured in Forbes, LPL Financial, The Wall Street Journal, and on CNBC, among others.

Contact Information 

You can contact Mr. Astorino via phone (973-575-1403), fax (973-575-4651), or email (

The Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes; client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Portfolio performance is not criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives a free in exchange for rankings. Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of {2015/2016/2017/2018/2019} Five Star Wealth managers.