J Lawrence Manley Jr., CFA

Retire Well with Our Simple, Yet Sophisticated Investment Process

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Manley Capital Management J Lawrence Manley Jr., CFA
Far Hills, New Jersey

Serving Clients Nationwide

Retire Well with Our Simple, Yet Sophisticated Investment Process

Areas of Focus

  • Financial Life Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Taxes

About Me

Hi. I'm J. Lawrence Manley, Jr., a registered investment advisor with more than twenty-five years of value investing experience. I have always had a passion for investing and have been lucky enough to spend my career managing investment portfolios for pension funds, endowments, and high-net-worth families. Today, I use my institutional experience and knowledge to help individuals reach their financial goals.

Whether it is an improved living standard, building a family or charitable legacy, or just having the peace of mind that retirement will be comfortable and secure - Everyone wants to retire well. In my experience, there are two significant obstacles that must be overcome to reach your investment goals – Wall Street and Human Nature. As a private wealth manager, I help individuals overcome these obstacles and Retire Well.

For investors who believe that interest rates are too low, the stock market can be too volatile, and Wall Street doesn’t always put their interests first, I created an investment strategy, which finds the lowest-cost, lowest-risk way to meet your financial goals.

✅ We grow your wealth by building portfolios that perform well in all economic environments, reducing volatility, and preserving capital in bear markets.

✅ Unlike Wall Street’s “Traditional Blend” (a portfolio of 60% stocks and 40% bonds), our investment strategy is diversified and economically balanced, which reduces risk while maintaining reward. Additionally, we capitalize on market inefficiencies (value, size, quality, and momentum) and risk-weight our investments to enhance returns and manage risk.

I founded Manley Capital Management, LLC to employ a disciplined, institutional investment process to overcome these investment obstacles and partner with clients to grow their savings in a responsible manner that is simple yet sophisticated.

Professional Designations

  • Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)


  • CFA Institute

Primary Location

139 Liberty Corner Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931, USA


Meeting Options

  • Video Conference
  • In-Person
  • Phone

Compensation Methods

  • Flat Fee
  • Percentage of Assets Managed

What to expect in the first meeting

Click the 'Book Intro Call' button above to schedule a FREE 15-minute "Investing for Retirement Strategy Session".

STEP 1: We discuss your situation, goals, objectives, experiences and concerns, to understand what is most important to you.

STEP 2: Get a FREE “Investing for Retirement Plan.” When can you retire? What is your optimal level of portfolio risk and how much risk is currently in your portfolio? How can you get more return while taking less risk?

STEP 3: Implement your plan or hire us to help you retire well. If you don’t want to "DIY", we will create the lowest-cost, lowest-risk portfolio to reach your goals and Retire Well.

Q. Why are you giving away a comprehensive retirement plan for FREE?

A. We believe that everyone deserves to retire well and a financial plan and risk analysis are the critical foundation that everyone preparing for retirement should have. Also, we are very confident that most people will recognize the great value we provide and choose to work with us.

Offers Investment Management


About our Firm

We Believe that Everyone Deserves to Retire Well.

Manley Capital Management provides responsible private wealth management services to investors seeking capital appreciation, balanced with risk management and a focus on preserving capital.

As a Registered Investment Advisor, we are a fiduciary that must always act in the client's best interest and eliminate any conflicts of interest, and as a CFA Charterholder we are bound by the highest ethical standards.


Drew University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics


Who We Serve

  • Baby Boomers
  • Couples
  • Gen X
  • Intergenerational Families
  • Investors
  • Living in Retirement
  • Parents

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