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5th Street Advisors is an independent SEC Registered Investment Adviser founded on the idea that a good wealth management firm should provide unbiased advice, highly personal attention, and comprehensive solutions that go beyond portfolio strategies.
Abelardo S. Curdumí, is a partner and Co-Founder of 5th Street Advisors, LLC. He has over forty years of experience in banking, finance, and wealth management. Abe oversees the management of 5th Street as well as firm's asset trading, and also works cloesly with individual clients on financial planning issues, particualrly estate planning and insurance coverage. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and also certified in Long Term Care insurance (CLTC).
Before founding 5th Street, Abe enjoyed a successful career in trade finance and investment banking. He worked for First Chicago (now JP Morgan Chase), where he served as the President of First Chicago Trading Company and then as Senior Vice President and head of the Emerging Markets Department. He later moved to Republic National Bank of New York in a similar capacity. Abe received a Bachelor’s degree from the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University, and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. He is bilingual in English and Spanish and has working knowledge of French and Portuguese.
Abe was born in Holguin, Cuba. He is married and has two grown children, a daughter and a son, and lives in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.
Cesar G. Manent is a Partner and Co-Founder of 5th Street Advisors, LLC. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), has twenty years of experience in both commercial and investment banking, and over seventeen years of experience in investment management and financial planning. Cesar oversees the management of 5th Street’s investment portfolios, works closely with individual clients in developing financial plans, and also heads the firm’s fiduciary advisory services for employee benefit plans.
Before founding 5th Street, Cesar worked for Chase Investment Bank and First National Bank of Chicago, where he held a senior capital markets role and was later the head of emerging market bond and options trading, opening trading desks in Buenos Aires and London. Cesar received his Bachelor's degree in Latin American History as well as an MBA with a specialization in international business from the University of South Carolina. He is tri-lingual in English, Spanish, and Catalan, and is conversant in Portuguese.
Cesar was born in Barcelona, Spain. He has two grown daughters, is an avid soccer fan, and enjoys golf and tennis in his spare time.
Marlene Andara is an Investment Adviser Representative for 5th Street Advisors, based in Miami. Prior to joining the 5th Street, Marlene worked in financial planning and treasury operations at both IBM Venezuela and IBM The Netherlands. She was later a partner and Vice President of IVISA, S.A., the distributor for Phillips Lighting in Venezuela. She has a degree in chemical engineering from Metropolitana University, Caracas, Venezuela and MBA from the University of South Carolina.She speaks Spanish, English, Dutch and Portuguese.
Marlene was born in Trujillo, Venezuela. She lives in Miami with her husband, and has two grown children in New York City and The Netherlands.
Maurice A. Cabral is an Investment Adviser Representative and 5th Street’s head of compliance. He has over 35 years of experience in banking and financial services, and is an advisor to individuals, families, and businesses.
Prior to joining 5th Street, Maury was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Lake Partners, Inc. in Stamford and the Vice President and Member of the Management Committee at Allied Irish Bank's New York operation. He has also held positions with the U.S. operations of several prominent foreign banks, including Hill Samuel (UK), Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (Sweden), Banco Portugues do Atlantico (Portugal), and Bayerische Vereinsbank (Germany). Maury received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut in 1978.
Maury was born in Westport, Massachusetts. He is married and has three grown children, one son and two daughters. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut.
Shane D. Pendley is an Investment Adviser Representative, working out of both our New Orleans and Stamford offices. He advises individuals and families on a broad range of wealth management issues and also provides consulting and fiduciary advisory services to our defined benefit and defined contribution plan clients.
Prior to joining 5th Street, Shane worked as an attorney, practicing principally in the areas of securities arbitration and litigation, ERISA, and insurance matters. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Colorado, Boulder and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Tulane University Law School.
Shane lives with his wife and daughter in New Orleans.
Maryellen Schwartz is an Investment Adviser Representative at 5th Street Advisors. Based out ofChicago, she advises individuals and families, and is especially passionate about helping women clients achieve financial success.
Prior to joining 5th Street, Maryellen worked in the insurance industry, with a focus on property and casualty claims adjusting and underwriting. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University 1977, where she was an active member and held leadership positions in Alpha Kappa Psi, the coed business fraternity.
Maryellen was born in Wilmette, Illinois. She is married, has three grown children, one son and two daughters, and lives in Chicago.
Isabel L. Rodriguez is the Office Manager and Operations Manager at 5th Street Advisors, LLC. Isabel is responsible for the day to day operations of the Stamford office. She also assists the other members of the team and their clients with service and operations related matters.
Prior to joining 5th Street, Isabel practiced international law, worked with an international non-profit and owned a tutoring business. Isabel received a Bachelor’s degree in History from Loyola University New Orleans and a law degree from Tulane University Law School.
Isabel was born in Holguin, Cuba. She is married and has two grown children, a daughter and a son. Isabel lives in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.