I have more than 30 years of professional services experience serving major corporate clients in North America and Europe.  Work experience has ranged from Wall Street, where I spent five years in fixed income institutional securities sales for Salomon Brothers, Inc in New York -- to risk management advisory, insurance brokerage and post merger integration management for Aon Group in London, Düsseldorf and Chicago -- to business strategy and technology solutions advisory consulting with Diamond Technology Partners.  Each experience has prepared me for success as a financial advisor to valued clients.

I hold a Master of Management degree in finance and marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Master of Science in Financial Services from The American College of Financial Services. I received a BA in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross and studied at the London School of Economics.  I am an avid student of economic theory and public policy making practice.

I joined Northwestern Mutual with the goal of sharing experiences and having a positive impact on others, helping people become financially secure. With a thoughtful plan, even in a very complex financial and legal world, many people can achieve the goals of financial security for themselves and their families.

Having a coach and advisor to help manage risks and have a disciplined framework can be a true aid to even the most financially successful of people. “Serving others by guiding them to financial security is a worthy life mission and one that drives me to do my best for people every day.”

Awards and Recognition


Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member 2014-2022

MDRT is the premier association of financial professionals. MDRT status designation is granted for one year and members must apply every year to continue their affiliation with the MDRT


National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award 2014-2016

Award recognizing commitment to excellence in service to clients and industry

Fred J O’Connor

Fred J O'Connor, M.M., MSFS, CFP®, AEP®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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