People make all the difference

The varied expertise of our team goes far beyond investment management to encompass retirement planning, tax and estate planning, risk management, philanthropic planning, education planning, and the full spectrum of financial counseling services. The teams coming together to support our clients include specialists with designations and degrees ranging from CFP®, CFA® and CPA to MBA, JD, LLM and PhD.

But, you’ll benefit from more than our technical know-how. From every team member you work with, you’ll sense a willingness to collaborate and to understand and appreciate your views and preferences…along with a selfless dedication to helping you attain your goals.

"We work well together because we have different insights, opinions and skill sets but share the same focus on meeting our clients’ long-term investment needs."

Michael Elzahr, CFA

Senior Research Analyst

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Michael Elzahr, CFA, is Senior Research Analyst at The Colony Group. He works directly with the investment team to help generate new ideas and cover existing holdings in Growth, Dividend, International, and Value Strategies. He employs a bottom-up, fundamental-based approach to analyzing investments and uses his understanding of behavioral finance to remain disciplined and avoid common investor pitfalls.

Mike served as an Investment Analyst at Steinberg Global Asset Management prior to their merger with The Colony Group in 2019. He earned an MBA with high distinction from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, with a major in Chemical Engineering.

Mike is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of South Florida. He lives in Pompano Beach and enjoys spending time with his family.