Chris Hugar

Chris Hugar, CFA, CFP®.

Chris Hugar

Chris Hugar


Chris oversees ongoing strategic initiatives at Wilmington Trust, a subsidiary of M&T Bank that offers investment management, trust and estate services, financial solutions, and private banking to both individual and institutional clients.  In this role, he is responsible for driving progress across key areas of focus for the organization’s wealth management businesses, with an emphasis on top-line growth and increased profitability.  Chris previously held several other positions at Wilmington Trust spanning front-, middle-, and back-office functions, including direct client consultation, pricing, incentives, and data analytics. 

Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Chris spent several years at Nottingham Advisors, a Buffalo-based RIA, where he specialized in the management of global asset allocation portfolios.  Additionally, Chris worked with institutional clients at YieldBook, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group that specializes in fixed income analytics.

Chris is an active participant in the community with involvement via the CFA Society Buffalo, the Financial Planning Association of Western New York, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Leadership Buffalo, and Canisius College’s Golden Griffin Fund Student Mentorship Program.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, BBQing, and watching football.


  • BS in Finance, Economics, Canisius College
  • MBA, SUNY Buffalo
  • Chartered Financial Analyst designation, CFA Institute
  • Certified Financial Plannerâ„¢ certification, CFP Board