From our convenient offices in the Berkshires, we have access to the unique resources of RBC Wealth Management and those of our parent company, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), the tenth safest bank in the world as measured by Global Finance. Our group uses a multi-disciplined and holistic approach to uncover client needs, create customized solutions, provide ongoing monitoring of progress and deliver quality service.

Matthew Chester, CFP®

First Vice President - Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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Matt is a Financial Advisor with RBC Wealth Management. He relocated to the Berkshires from New York City, where he spent years on Wall Street working on the legal side of the financial services industry, including positions in both the public and private sectors. Having established a solid foundation in securities, Matt focuses on helping individuals achieve their financial goals through customized wealth management and portfolio design that addresses each client’s unique needs, goals and risk tolerance. He prides himself on simplifying complex financial topics and products to ensure that clients have a complete and thorough understanding of their finances. Outside of work, Matt is an active member of the Berkshire community. He volunteers with the Literacy Network of South Berkshire and WiredWest and participates as a member of the Stockbridge Cultural Council and the Berkshire Young Professionals. He is also an avid runner, cyclist and hiker. Matt received a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Asian Studies from The George Washington University and earned his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He lives in Stockbridge with his wife Catherine.

“Working as a team, our clients have the benefit of a group of trusted, knowledgeable and accessible advisors who can provide objective and personalized solutions for the wide variety of financial issues that may arise.”

Brooks Sherman, CFA, CFP®

First Vice President - Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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Brooks has been a financial advisor with RBC Wealth Management for 8 years, having joined what was then the Sherman Investment Group in January 2012. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of both the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Boston. He has also passed his Series 7 & 66 exams and holds his MA Life and LTC insurance licenses. Brooks primarily serves individual investors and families, and he believes in a holistic financial planning approach that aims to ensure the longevity of assets through prudent investment decision making and setting realistic financial goals. In doing so clients can find not only greater peace of mind and freedom for themselves during their lifetime, but can also bring the joy of providing a legacy that will benefit those people and organizations most important to them in the future.

Brooks lives with his wife and two children in Richmond, MA. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Pittsfield and the First United Methodist Church of Pittsfield, and a supporter of several non-profits aimed at addressing a variety of causes. In his off time Brooks can be found spending quality time with his family, reading, and playing bass guitar.