Rick Macdonald MBA, CFA, CFP®

Senior Wealth Advisor

Boston, MA
Focus Areas

Investment Strategies
Multi-Generational Planning

Private Strategies
Asset Allocation
Portfolio Management

Client Specialty

multi-generation families


Recipient of the FIVE STAR Wealth Manager Award in Boston Magazine (2016 – 2024)


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As a Senior Wealth Advisor and a Principal of The Colony Group, Rick brings over 15 years of experience in financial planning for high net worth clients on investments, retirement, education funding, insurance, taxes, and estate planning. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.

Rick spent three years as an adjunct professor in the Financial Planning Program at Boston University. He has lectured about personal finance at local universities, including Boston University and Harvard Law School.

Rick has been quoted in publications including Money Magazine, the Boston Business Journal, the San Diego Business Journal, the Jewish Advocate, and the Boston Metro and has been a guest on Bob McCormick’s Money 101 show on KNX news radio in Los Angeles. He was included in Boston Magazine‘s list of “Five Star Wealth Managers” in 2010, 2011, and 2016-2020*.

Previously, Rick was part of the team at Mintz Levin Financial Advisors. He graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts with a BA in Economics and received both his MBA and his MS in Finance from Boston College.



Five Star Professional criteria: Credentialed as an IAR, FINRA-registered rep, a CPA, or a licensed attorney; at least five years in the financial services industry; favorable regulatory and complaint history review; meeting firm’s review standards; accepting new clients; one and five-year retention rates; assets administered; number of households served; and education and professional designations. Advisors awarded: nine Wealth Advisors for 2015; nineteen Wealth Advisors for 2016; twenty-two Wealth Advisors for 2017; and twenty-two Wealth Advisors for 2018, 2019, and twenty Wealth Advisors in 2020.

Published Insights

23 Colony Group MA-area Senior Wealth Advisors Awarded Five Star Wealth Managers for 2024

We are excited to share that 23 Massachusetts-area senior wealth advisors of The Colony Group have been named recipients of the 2024 Boston Five Star Wealth Manager award by...

4 Tips on Preparing for the Unexpected

We all hope to never face a significant loss to our property.  Beyond the suffering from losing those things that cannot be replaced, the damage from fire, flood, earthquake,...