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The F&G Group

We provide a personalized and enhanced private wealth management experience to our global clients by consistently delivering proactive investment insights, solutions and service in a first class way.


Welcome to the F&G Group

We are a deeply committed team of professionals with more than 40 years of combined experience in international and domestic Private Wealth Management.

Our team focuses on the needs of affluent investors in the Americas, Europe and Asia. We aim to provide our multi-cultural, Swiss trained, boutique approach to private banking within the state-of-the-art Morgan Stanley global platform. More specifically, our mission is to offer a consistent and highly personalized first class experience in the intelligent management and multi-generational planning of our clients’ assets.

We provide a full range of customized financial services to global clients with sophisticated wealth management needs. Our clients are individuals, families, family offices and institutions of substantial wealth. Our team works diligently to provide highly tailored solutions that help our clients successfully navigate the complex challenges of managing, preserving and growing their wealth from one generation to the next.

As Private Wealth Advisors (PWA) and International Client Advisors (ICA), we focus on servicing the needs of individuals and families of significant wealth (as well as of family offices and independent wealth advisors) and providing tailored solutions to the complexities clients face in preserving and managing their wealth.

Additionally, FGG is a designated Portfolio Management (PM) group within Morgan Stanley, allowing us to deliver clients the expertise and investment insights of the firm.

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  • Comprehensive Wealth Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Open-Architecture Platform
  • Manager Selection
  • Pre-Liquidity Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Hedging Strategies
  • Corporate Services
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Retirement & Pension Plans

Check the background of our Firm and Investment Professionals on FINRA's BrokerCheck.

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley, Our History

The Story of Morgan Stanley begins long before it was incorporated in 1935. The company's roots may actually be traced to 1860, when Junius Pierpont Morgan founded the world's first international banking institution Drexel, Morgan & Company. Morgan's financial empire became legendary, as large industrialists and big corporations turned to him and later to his son, John Pierpont Morgan, to raise capital. By 1895 the firm had become J.P. Morgan & Company, and by the turn of the century, the bank was a premier agent for large quantities of securities, selling both domestic and international.

As a consequence of the 1929 market crash, the U.S. Congress enacted legislation to prevent a recurrence of events that caused the crisis. The Banking Act of 1933, better known as Glass-Steagall Act, affected the investment banking industry by requiring the separation of commercial and investment banks. Deposit business went to commercial banks, and underwriting and syndication to investment banks.

J.P. Morgan & Co. decided to pursue deposit banking. As a result, some employees of the bank, most notably Henry Morgan (JP Morgan's nephew) and Harold Stanley, a JP Morgan partner, agreed to leave JP Morgan to establish Morgan Stanley & Co. The firm opened the doors for business on September 16th, 1935 in 2 Wall Street 19th Floor, NYC. Within first year it achieved 24% market share among IPOs, the rest is history.

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Global Franchise

Global Franchise

Morgan Stanley serves a global clientele of individuals, families, corporations, endowments, foundations, governments and others through three core businesses:

  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management 
  • Institutional Securities Group
  • Investment Management

Our strength and synergies across each of these businesses not only contributes to the economic vitality and stability of the firm, but also expands the vast resources, expertise and global insight that we can offer you.  

Morgan Stanley Franchise Power
  • $2.1tn in client assets under management1
  • Morgan Stanley reported revenues of $9Bn1
  • Nearly 56,000 global employees1
  • Global footprint includes 1,200 offices in 31 countries on six continents1
  • Tier 1 risk-based capital Ratio under U.S. Basel III was approximately 19%1
  • $202Bn in liquidity reserve1
  • Long-term credit rating A3, BBB+ and A, by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively2

Unaudited. As of December 31, 2016, Morgan Stanley Quarterly Financial Supplement 4Q 2016

About PWM

About PWM

Founded in 1977, Private Wealth Management is the division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management that is dedicated to serving the firm’s most affluent clients, including some of the world’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, executives and stewards of multigenerational wealth.  Functioning as an exclusive investment boutique within a global financial firm, we deliver sophisticated solutions that leverage the intellectual capital and insight of Morgan Stanley’s substantial global resources. Drawing on a deep understanding of your financial life, our goal is to help you:

  • Manage investments with an unwavering focus on your financial strategy and personal goals
  • Create comprehensive, multigenerational wealth management plans based on your needs, challenges and the values that guide your life and legacy
  • Simplify financial complexity to help you achieve clarity and control 

Private Wealth Management Highlights
  • Approximately 250 teams1 specialized in assisting individuals and families with $20MM+ in investable assets
  • Over $300 billion in AUM2
  • Comprising over 20% of the Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors list for 20163
  • Direct access to ultra high net worth experts in philanthropy, family dynamics, wealth transfer, lifestyle advisory and other areas of interest to ultra high net worth families

1 Morgan Stanley Internal Compensable Revenue Report, July 21, 2016
2 Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, December 31, 2016
3 Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors, April 16, 2016



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Discovery Process
Investing the time to learn about you and your family; your assets and liabilities and the risk exposures, enables us to formulate strategies and customize the relationship to your needs.

Formulation of Tax, Trust and Estate Strategy
Working with your tax and legal advisors, we help analyze your income and estate tax circumstances to identify and tailor planning techniques that may be used to address your objectives.

Creation of Customized Strategic Asset Allocation
Your customized asset allocation reflects risk, opportunities and taxation across multiple entities, while integrating your investing and estate plans.

Integration of Tactical Asset Allocation
Short-term adjustments seek to capitalize on temporary market distortions. Before making adjustments, we analyze the impact of taxes and trading costs on potential returns.

Implementation of a Customized Wealth Strategy
After comprehensive due diligence and analysis of expected results across multiple market scenarios, strategies are chosen from our expansive investment platform.

Ongoing Assessment
In coordination with your other advisors, we can conduct ongoing reviews and comprehensive reporting to ensure that your strategy adapts to changing financial and family needs.

Meet the Professionals

Managing Significant Wealth

  • Investment Management
  • Wealth Transfer & Philanthropy
  • Cash Management & Lending
  • Family Governance & Legacy
  • Signature Access
  • Business Services

Insights and Outcomes

Thought Leadership for our ultra high net worth clients, which contains thought-provoking articles, authored by leading experts from Morgan Stanley Family Office Resources.

We look forward to discussing your needs and goals, and the exceptional resources we can place at your disposal.

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The securities/instruments, investments and investment strategies discussed on this website may not be suitable for all investors. The appropriateness of a particular investment or investment strategy will depend on an investor's individual circumstances and objectives. The views and opinions expressed on this website may not necessarily reflect those of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”). This website and its associated content are intended for U.S. residents only.

Morgan Stanley and its Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice.  Visitors to this website should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for matters involving trust and estate planning and other legal matters.

Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Advisers may only transact business in states where they are registered or excluded or exempted from registration.  Transacting business, follow-up and individualized responses involving either effecting or attempting to effect transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, will not be made to persons in states where Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Advisers are not registered or excluded or exempt from registration.

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