•  Firm: Aegis Capital Corp
  • Job Title: Executive Managing Director
  • Certifications: CFA, CFP®, and CIMA®


Thomas M. Dowling is an executive managing director with Aegis Capital Corp and works both out of Hilton Head, SC, and New York, NY. Prior to Aegis Capital, Thomas directed the East Coast expansion of a publicly-traded Investment Banking firm and was vice president and senior advisor of a regional investment advisory organization. He was a member of each firm's chair's Council and President's Circle. Shortly thereafter, he founded Quadstar Capital Advisors, which provides advisory services to ultra-high net worth clients.

Thomas has been featured in various publications and has been a guest speaker at various financial organizations such as the Evelyn Brust Financial Research and Education Foundation and the South Carolina Business Review. He has also been a volunteer for The Dale Carnegie Training Institute which helps people develop leadership, communication, and public speaking skills. Additionally, he is the founder and chair of The Resource Group, which is a forum that allows business owners to collaborate in order to help each other gain insight and knowledge to better run their business.

Thomas’s goal is to help people answer two of the most fundamental, yet important, financial questions: "will I make it?" and "what can stop me from achieving it?" After working towards these goals for 20+ years, he has found that most people have no idea what “it” is. His passion is to help people understand what their “it” is. He believes it is sad when someone is marching towards their goals and dreams and then gets blindsided by something they did not anticipate or overlooked.

Thomas received his BS in business administration with a minor in finance from the State University of New York and completed the graduate-level Certified Investment Management Analyst program (CIMA®) held in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Thomas is proud to hold both the Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well as the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, which puts him in a group of fewer than 2,800 professionals in the United States who hold both certifications. Furthermore, he is a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist.

Thomas is currently a member of the CFA Institute, New York Society of Security Analysts, CFA Society of South Carolina, Financial Planning Association, the National Institute of Certified College Planners, and the Investment Management Consultants Association.

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Thomas earned his BS in business administration from the State University of New York. He also completed the Certified Investment Management Analyst Program from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Quote from Thomas M Dowling

“With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Thomas M. Dowling firmly believes that 'it’s better to be interested than interesting.' He doesn’t just hear—he listens—and that is what allows him to provide customized financially responsible strategies that each individual requires.”