Matthew G. Valentine, JD

Deputy Chief Compliance Officer

Wellesley, MA (Wellesley Gateway North Rte. 9)
Matthew G. Valentine, JD


Matt comes to The Colony Group with 17 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining The Colony Group, Matt was Chief Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel of GW & Wade where he was responsible for overseeing regulatory compliance for the organization and assisting General Counsel with legal matters.

Prior to joining GW & Wade, Matt was Assistant Vice President of Business Controls for State Street Global Advisors’ Institutional Client Group, where he served as a member of the firm’s Global Compliance Committee and drafted firm policies, procedures and controls. Before that role, Matt worked as a Compliance Director for Brighton House Associates where he led Compliance efforts for a Private Equity and Hedge Fund Placement Agent. Matt began his career as a Trader and Regional Compliance Officer for Investors Capital Corporation, a dually registered SEC Investment Adviser and FINRA broker dealer, where he supervised registered branches across the U.S.

Matt earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude from New England School of Law and was the recipient of numerous academic honors and awards. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Matt has served as a guest lecturer at Boston University on Risk Management and Effective Compliance Implementation. When not in the office, Matt spends time with his wife and two young children and is involved in the local community teaching youth sports.