Richard Oaster

  • Pittsford NY
Richard Oaster

Award-Winning New York Financial Advisor Richard Oaster

About Richard Oaster

Since founding Canal View Financial Advisors seven years ago, Richard Oaster has served this Pittsford-based, Ameriprise Financial-affiliated firm as senior partner and chief executive officer. As a Private Wealth Advisor, Richard Oaster manages manages a number of high net worth families and provides financial and investment advisory services. Richard Oaster’s accomplishments with Canal View earned him six Ameriprise Circle of Success awards.

Richard Oaster previously co-founded Marathon Financial, providing financial guidance for a range of high-net-worth individuals and families. He also served tenures with two major investment firms in Rochester, New York. From 2000 to 2005, he won multiple regional financial advisement awards with Rochester’s McDonald Investments/KeyBank. From 1996 to 2000, he won multiple diversification and growth awards with the Rochester offices of Edward Jones. He also received Edward Jones’ prestigious Pacesetter award.

Outside of the professional arena, Mr. Oaster enjoys golf and travel throughout the United States, Hawaii, Europe, and the Caribbean. He is also a dedicated endurance athlete who has completed in multiple footraces and triathlons.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2009 - Present

Private Wealth Advisor

Ameriprise Financial/Canal View Financial Advisors
Sep 2005 - Nov 2009

Senior Partner/Financial Advisor

Marathon Financial
Aug 1996 - Aug 2000

Investment Advisor

Edward Jones


Jun 1990 - Aug 1991


Miami University
Sep 1984 - May 1988


Clarkson University