Local financial planner selected for MDC Hall of Fame induction

By Lewis C. Matusow….

Gerald Grant Jr. is pictured in his Dadeland area office.

Gerald Grant Jr., branch director of Financial Planning for AXA Advisors LLC in Miami and author of Bold Moves to Creating Financial Wealth, has been selected for induction into the 2011 Miami Dade College (MDC) Hall of Fame.

Grant is being recognized by Miami Dade College for his “outstanding contributions in the field of finance.” He will receive the award — along with other outstanding MDC graduates — at the 2011 Alumni Hall of Fame awards dinner on May 10 at Jungle Island.

“Being recognized by Miami Dade College with this induction is and amazing honor,” Grant said. “All I have done throughout my career in South Florida is to strive to give back to my community.”

As a financial professional, Grant focuses on helping individuals and business owners address their financial goals. He provides access to an array of financial protection and investment products and services including life insurance, annuities and investments as well as college, estate, retirement and business planning strategies.

Author of Bold Moves to Creating Financial Wealth (www.GeraldGrantJr.com), Grant is active in community and professional organizations including serving on the Foundation Board of Directors for FIU and Florida A&M University as well as serving on the advisory board for FIU’s Honors College. He is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee, 100 Black Men of South Florida and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Theta Rho Sigma Chapter and Alpha Rho Boule Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.

Winner of numerous company and industry awards — including the 2005 AXA Advisors Regional Honor Associate Award — Grant was recognized as a Retirement Planning Specialist by AXA Advisors after receiving a Certificate in Retirement Planning from the Wharton School of Business. He also holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 66 and 24 securities Registrations and is insurance licensed.

Grant is the recipient of AXA Advisors’ prestigious 2011 National Honor Associate Award which is granted to a financial professional each year that represents the “total professional” — the one who most exemplifies esteemed qualities and attributes of community service, loyalty, leadership and respect. He was chosen for this prestigious honor by a committee of peers from among thousands of candidates.

Grant resides in Palmetto Bay with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Jasmin and Gerald III.

The AXA Advisors South Florida Branch is located at 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd. Suite 1400, Miami FL 33156. For more information about AXA Advisors, visit online at www.axa-equitable.com.

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