While working on a transaction more than a decade ago, two friends stayed up late one night discussing business and life, passion, and responsibility. In an industry of black knights and hostile takeovers, was it possible to do well for our clients and still do good for the world?

We decided to give it a try. And the Astor Group was born.

An essential principle on which the Astor Group was founded was to always place ethics over ease. What does this mean? It means worrying about doing what is right rather than about doing what is easy right now.

While profits are critical to our success, we believe that money only has value when it is used to improve the lives of our clients and families, our friends, and strangers. As a result of this conviction, a portion of our profits are invested in charitable programs around the world.