Magdalena G. Johndrow



Magdalena “Maggie” Johndrow’s financial calling began with degrees from Providence College and the London School of Economics, followed by a career at prominent banks on Wall Street: Barclays and JP Morgan, where she worked with high-net worth individuals and institution clients.

Maggie seized the opportunity to join the Johndrow Wealth team at FRFG’s women-owned firm and apply her skills, revolutionizing the firm’s outreach to women and young professionals. She launched FR-NextGen, an accessible financial planning subscription service providing advice on everything from student loans to 401Ks. She sees education as the key to bringing in new investors, hosting regular seminars for doctors and scientists, financial trivia nights for young professionals, and finance & divorce seminars for women. Her trivia event gained such popularity that notable corporations have asked Maggie to host similar employee events.

Maggie has also dedicated her time to bringing financial literacy to underserved populations. She volunteers with the Connecticut Money School, educating economically disadvantaged families, presented a Financial Literacy Seminar at the YWCA, and she developed “Financial Literacy Day” at her alma mater Miss Porter’s School, where she also serves on the Alumni Board of Directors.

Maggie supplements her work by volunteering with the Junior League and the Petit Family Foundation (an organization dedicated to women in STEM), to which she was recently appointed its youngest board member; however, it’s her passion that sets her apart. Her enthusiasm is palpable - it comes through in everything from emails to articles in outlets like Forbes and U.S. News where she is frequently featured as an expert - and her creative outreach efforts (events like Financial 101 for new doctors and budgeting seminars for soon-to-be parents) have immensely added value to her firm during her tenure.

Maggie earned her BA in Economics, magna cum laude at Providence College, her Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is fluent in Polish.

2018 has been an exciting year for Maggie as she has earned the title of “Investment News 40 Under 40”* and has appeared on Fox61!

*2018 InvestmentNews: 40 under 40 List: Nominations were solicited from InvestmentNews readers and financial planning industry professionals. Nominees must be 39 or younger and are judged, by the editors of InvestmentNews, on their accomplishments, industry contributions, leadership, and promise (passion, enthusiasm, and ideas). 1000 advisors were considered. 4% of candidates were named to the list. Individuals were selected solely based on the subjective opinions of InvestmentNews' editors and are not indicative of the advisor's future performance. Your experience may vary. For more information, please visit

Designations and Registrations


  • Certified Fund Specialist® (CFS®)

  • M.Sc. from London School of Economics

  • FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registration

  • Fluent in Polish

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