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Happy Trails to our Founding Partner Paul Abbey!


We celebrate our Chairman and Founding Partner, Paul R. Abbey, upon his retirement from Fairport Asset Management.  Paul has been an integral contributor to the success of our firm.  Over the years, he had led many key client relationships and is an excellent rainmaker and skilled investment professional.

An industry pioneer, Paul founded the Hickory Group in 1988 with a focus on comprehensive wealth management well ahead of the times.  He believed that the more you knew your clients, the better you could serve them.  We continue to embrace that approach that puts the client first in everything we do.

His steady hand and talent for building lasting relationships is evidenced by his many longtime, loyal clients.  In a 2011 video commemorating a Fairport milestone, Paul very sincerely remarked, “We don’t measure our success in dollars or assets managed, but rather in the relationships we have with our clients both now and in the future.  Some of our clients are our best friends.” 

Paul has committed to ensuring a smooth and comfortable transition for each client he has had the pleasure to serve – some for nearly 30 years!  This transition has been carefully planned over the last 18 months and our team structure is designed to provide continuity and continued confidence.

Paul will continue his good work in our community.  A true outdoorsman, Paul is Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Holden Arboretum and The Cleveland Botanical Garden.  He is a proud graduate and Trustee Emeritus of the College of Wooster, where he remains actively involved.  Paul’s retirement will include golf (of course!), travel and time with his family and new grandson. 

Please join us in thanking Paul for his foresight, his expertise and his dedication.  We wish him “s’more” happiness, good health and adventure in retirement.   

Happy Trails from your Fairport family! 


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