Lily Ku to Lead Charter Oak Financial/MassMutual NYC’s Flushing Office

Lily Ku has joined MassMutual NYC (MMNYC), a local office of Charter Oak Financial, as a Senior Managing Director in the firm’s Flushing office.  


A well-respected leader in the financial services industry, Ms. Ku is responsible for growing and developing MMNYC’s network of financial professionals. She will be instrumental in cementing the firm as a financial services powerhouse within the community, ensuring that local Chinese American families have access to trusted resources as they prepare for the future.    


Ms. Ku started her financial services career in 1997after immigrating from China to help fellow immigrants protect their wealth and manage their risk. In the years since, she has been honored with numerous industry recognitions for both her personal practice and management accomplishments. Prior to joining Charter Oak/MMNYC, Ms. Ku was on the leadership team of another large financial services company. Her financial career was preceded by a career in Chinese foreign affairs and U.S. immigration law.  


Charter Oak Managing Partners Brendan Naughton and Brad Somma commented: “Lily brings passion, drive, and years of hard-earned experience to our firm. Both our advisors and the greater MMNYC community are in excellent hands under her leadership, and we couldn’t be happier to have her as part of our team.”  


Ms. Ku resides in Flushing with her husband. Together, they have two adult sons.   


Charter Oak Financial serves the risk management, business services and retirement and investment planning needs of families, individuals and businesses across the Northeast. Through our mission, vision, and guiding principles, we are committed to delivering exceptional client experiences, fostering a positive firm culture, and being an influence for good in our communities.  


Charter Oak’s offices are located throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. To learn more, visit  


Securities, investment advisory and financial planning services offered through qualified registered representatives of MML Investors Services LLC, Member SIPC ( Supervisory Office: 330 Whitney Avenue, Suite 600; Holyoke, MA 01040. Tel: 413-539-2000. 


Local firms are sales offices of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or its affiliated companies.