Wall Street 50 – 2014

Noonan.Peter

Peter Noonan/J.P. Morgan Securities

Peter Noonan is a managing director and financial advisor with J.P. Morgan Securities. A graduate of Bates College with a B.A. in economics, he entered the financial world with a summer internship at Lehman Brothers in 1983. From there he worked for Robertson Stephens and later Bear Stearns before becoming a part of J.P. Morgan.

Peter is a second-generation Irish American with roots in Roscommon and Mayo. His interest in the financial world was sparked by his Irish grandmother Bridget Gavighan, from Charlestown, Co. Mayo, who gave him a book entitled Understanding Wall Street when he was 15 years old. One of his favorite Irish sayings is, “Be they kings, or poets, or farmers, they’re a people of great worth, they keep company with the angels, and bring a bit of heaven here to earth.”

A former member of The American Ireland Fund, Peter was recognized by Barron’s magazine as one of the top financial advisors in America four years in a row. He resides in Massachusetts with his wife Jean and four children, James, Peter, Patrick, and Jack.