“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”
They say the truth hurts…but it also sets you free…
Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise Orlando (HWWO) is the manifestation of those truisms.
In 2010, as the newest partner at Central Florida’s premier wealth management firm, Vijay Marolia, had an idea born through his experience learning about a personal hero, Benjamin Franklin. As one of America’s most important Founding Fathers, One of Franklin’s many popular aphorisms, “early to bed, early to rise, makes one healthy, wealthy, and wise,” really resonated with Vijay. America was becoming less healthy, less wealthy, and most certainly seemed to be lacking in wisdom.
Vijay’s responsibilities as chief investment officer forced him to learn a great deal about the current state of affairs in the United States as well as the rest of the world. What he learned shocked him, disgusted him, and initially, it saddened him. But, in time, those negative emotions were positively harnessed; inspiring Vijay to inch forward and start a movement that has long been overdue…
After launching Regal Point Capital Management in 2013, Vijay gained the courage, conviction, and resources to make his dream a reality. This would have been impossible without the people that share his vision and his passion; specifically Kristen Compton and Yas Nahali. Together, they have started a movement; a drive to make our community healthier, wealthier, and wiser.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world…”
Vijay J. Marolia – Founder | Chairman
Vijay J. Marolia has over 15 years of experience in capital markets specializing in hedge fund and private equity investment strategies. He is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Regal Point Capital, a fast growing, multi-strategy investment firm.
Vijay is frequently featured in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, ValueWalk, Mining Weekly, Seeking Alpha, Investopedia, Fox 35 Orlando, & more
Before launching Regal Point Capital in 2013, Vijay spent eight years at Private Wealth Management at Heathrow, one of Central Florida’s top wealth management firms, with over $300 million in assets under management. As Chief Investment officer, Mr. Marolia served as the firm’s global macroeconomic strategist and was responsible for research and portfolio construction. Mr. Marolia has done extensive research and due diligence on the world’s leading fund managers.
Vijay earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Florida and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Rollins College’s Crummer Graduate School of Business, where he served on the Alumni Board. In 2010, Vijay earned the CFP designation and became the firm’s youngest ever partner the following year. He left in 2012 to pursue his dreams and launched Regal Point Capital Management, LLC shortly thereafter.
In 2015, Mr. Marolia launched two brand new and exciting charities; Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise Orlando, with a mission to improve the overall health and living standards in the greater Orlando Area–as well as, Hedge Against Homelessness, which partners with local organizations to focus on fighting homelessness. Vijay lives in the heart of downtown Orlando where he enjoys rooting for the Orlando Magic (even when they don’t win…) and the Orlando City Soccer Lyons. Vijay was recently appointented to the City of Orlando Historic Preservation Board by Mayor Buddy Dyer to serve a two year term.
Kristen L. Compton – Executive Director
Mrs. Compton is the glue that holds RPC together…
In addition to her duties as Director of Business Development, Kristen is responsible for Investor & Public Relations, Back-Office Operations, and many aspects of Training & Team-Development.
With experience in the Technology & Marketing industries, Kristen brings a unique and refreshingly new perspective to RPC. In less than 18 months, she helped Regal Point Capital gain national media attention featuring quotes in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, ValueWalk, Investopedia, Mining Weekly, & other well-known media outlets. Today, RPC is recognized as one of Central Florida’s fastest growing investment firms.
When she’s not helping her team at RPC, Kristen pursues her passion of giving. She recently helped to launch a brand new and exciting charitable initiative; Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise Orlando, which aims to improve the overall health and living standards in the greater Orlando area. She is also a valued leader at Hedge Against Homelessness, which partners with local organizations that focus on helping the homeless population.
Kristen and her husband, Casey, have 2 lovable dogs (Murphy & Annie) and are avid Florida Gator fans.