​​Goals Based Investing  |  Retirement Income  |  Annuities

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Peace Of Mind is an important aspect of life for which you work hard to enjoy - and we don't take it for granted. We are committed to helping you grow and protect your money so you can focus on enjoying life.

We help bridge the emotional gap between greed (your desire to make money) and fear (your aversion to taking on risk and losing money) and create a plan you can stick with through bull and bear markets. 

Whether you are an experienced investor or seeking advice for the first time, we will work with you to create a plan to achieve your investment and retirement income goals, work on your behalf to make sure it gets implemented, keep you on the right track at a risk level you are comfortable with, then adjust your portfolio as your circumstances, financial objectives and plans for the future evolve.

Green Pastures has a fiduciary responsibility to put your needs first, and we have structured our business in a way to do just that. 

We believe that Wall Street brokerage firms are burdened with too many conflicts of interest and pressure to sell, and as an independent investment advisory firm, we are answerable only to you and to our commitment to your success. 

We help you and we do not apply high pressure sales tactics – we do not promise miracles - and our approach to doing business makes a world of difference.

Green Pastures is a fee-only investment advisory firm, which means we do not work on commission.* 

Our advisor fees are based on a percentage of your assets under management which aligns our incentive with your best interest in mind. If your investment portfolio rises, our income rises - if your investment portfolio falls, our income falls. 

Advisor fees range from 0.50% to 1.00% depending upon the investment model and account size and are charged quarterly, in arrears. 

​*Except for certain types of annuities, that may be recommended as part of a retirement income and/or overall asset allocation solution, which may include a commission in lieu of fee.

Leeland F. Gray, Jr. founded Green Pastures in 2003. He is the President and portfolio manager. Leeland attended the University Of Texas at Austin. With 30 years of investment management experience, he previously worked with A.G. Edwards and Sons and an investment firm in Westport, Connecticut. 

He has three adult “kids” Jannike, Jarrett and Jettke. Outside of his investment business activities, Leeland enjoys coaching, boating/fishing, hiking, working out, and playing pickle ball. 

He loves competition, is passionate about coaching, and he gives back to the local communities by coaching. Most recently, Leeland took over as Varsity Head Coach of the St Joseph High School (Trumbull, CT) Girls Lacrosse program in 2016, where he has since led the team to three State Semifinal and two State Championship appearances. 

Leeland was named Connecticut Class M Coach Of The Year in 2022 and US Lacrosse Coach Of The Year for Connecticut high schools in 2019. He also co-coached CT National Under Armour teams in 2021 and 2022. 

Leeland coached girls youth lacrosse from 2010-2015 and served as the Girls Program Director for RELAX (Redding-Easton, CT Lacrosse) from 2013-2015. 

He coached youth football from 2005-2010 and served as Vice President of the Aspetuck Wildcats Association (Easton-Redding-Weston, CT) during 2008-2009. Leeland coached the offense for the American Youth Football (“AYF”) 7th Grade Aspetuck Wildcats Football Team that won the 2008 AYF National Championship in Florida. 

Why Should You Hire Green Pastures?

Crump Life Insurance Services

Crump is an independent wholesale distributor of life insurance company products. 

Through our relationship with Crump, Green Pastures is able to offer you principal protected income solutions, guaranteed lifetime income solutions and legacy planning solutions from among dozens of the most highly-rated insurance companies in the industry, rated "A-" to “A++” by A.M. Best including, but not limited to, the following companies:

Allianz                            Lincoln Financial Group               Oceanview
American Equity           Mass Mutual                                   Penn Mutual
American National        MassMutual Ascend                      Prudential
Athene                           Met Life                                           Reliance Standard
Corebridge (AIG)          National Life                                   Securian/Minnesota Life
Delaware Life                Nationwide                                     Sagicor
Global Atlantic              New York Life                                 Symetra
Guardian                        North American                             The Standard
Integrity                         Protective Life                                United Of Omaha

Your annuity contracts are held directly at the respective insurance companies and you have direct access to your contracts with complete transparency.


Vanguard is the mutual fund company of choice as custodian for Green Pastures All Weather Models. Vanguard's low fee structure helps Green Pastures manage our strategic asset allocation strategies in the most cost effective manner for you. 

Your All Weather Model accounts are held directly at Vanguard and you have direct access to your accounts with complete transparency.


Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments acts as the custodian for Green Pastures Defensive Growth Models. Guggenheim’s platform helps Green Pastures manage our dynamic asset allocation strategies efficiently. 

Your Defensive Growth accounts are held directly at Guggenheim Investments and you have direct access to your accounts with complete transparency.


Company Overview

We have learned that investment management is not simply about managing your money. It is about helping you the same way we would want to be helped. 

We take the time to understand your financial objectives and your emotions around money. We then help you determine and implement investment and retirement income solutions tailored to fit you and your risk attitude, so you can feel comfortable with a strategy and stick with a plan through good times and bad.

​We are committed to your success. 

Our Mission is to help you achieve your long-term investment and retirement income goals at a risk level you are comfortable with – what we call Peace Of Mind Investing.

We make it easy to follow the performance of your investments and retirement income plan with complete transparency, including:

(1) online account access and statements,

(2) consolidated quarterly performance updates with easy to read goals-based reports,

(3) periodic meetings, and

(4) year end reports.

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Our Team

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   About Us

Green Pastures has established relationships with several highly respected companies that enable us to offer you the investment and retirement income solutions we provide. Following are some of the key organizations that Green Pastures is proud to include on our team: