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The Gannon Group

Delivering the experience, resources and personalized service needed to help affluent families address their most complex wealth management issues.

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The Gannon Group

The Gannon Group at Morgan Stanley helps manage wealth exclusively for high net worth and ultra high net worth families, CEOs, and business owners – serving select private investor families/five living generations. With over 25 years of experience, Niall Gannon along with Matt Rogers, Scott Seibert, Cindy Feaster, and Sarah Govreau serve a broad dynamic of clients.

The Gannon Group and Niall Gannon are well positioned as a thought leader and high net worth advisor, focusing on potential investor returns net of taxes, fees, inflation and spending.  Their investment approach & after-tax analysis of securities have been featured in BusinessWeek (2009)2, the CFA Institute (2008)3, and the Journal of Wealth Management (2006)4.  Niall Gannon’s first major book: Investing Strategies for the High Net-Worth Investor:  Maximize Returns on Taxable Portfolios, published by McGraw-Hill in December 2009, has additionally received recognition among investing and business media including: Forbes, Morningstar, the Institute for Private Investors (IPI)5 and the St. Louis Business Journal (2009)6.

We offer clients prudent financial advice, investment strategy and customized plans designed to help wealth fortification.  The Gannon Group’s direct wealth management model allows us to balance our time between money management and working together with family members.



1. Mary Buffett and David Clark, The Tao of Warren Buffett: Warren Buffett’s Words of Wisdom: Quotations and Interpretations to Help Guide You to Billionaire Wealth and Enlightened Business Management, (New York: Scribner, 2006), p. 153. Copyrighted Material: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/warrenbuff173492.html
2. “Stocks vs. Bonds: Tax Strategies, State by State”, Lewis Braham, BusinessWeek, December 21, 2009,http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_51/b4160082982242.htm
3. ‘Rethinking Tax-Efficient Asset Allocation for the High-Net-Worth Investor’, from the 2008 CFA® Institute Annual Conference, http://www.cfawebcasts.org/modules/Catalog/CourseDetails.aspx?ProductGroupID=5571
4. “After-Tax Returns on Stocks Versus Bonds for the High Tax Bracket Investor”, Niall J. Gannon and Michael J. Blum, Journal of Wealth Management, Fall 2006, Vol. 9, No. 2: pp. 35–45 
5. Niall J. Gannon, Investing Strategies for the High Net-Worth Investor:  Maximize Returns on Taxable Portfolios, (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009) 
6. “Make more millions”, Greg Edwards, St. Louis Business Journal, January 29, 2010 http://stlouis.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2010/02/01/tidbits1.html


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Capabilities

  • Investment Management
  • Retirement & Pension Plans
  • Comprehensive Wealth Planning
  • Sustainable & Responsible Investing
  • Risk Management
  • Pre-Liquidity Planning
  • Philanthropy Management
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Proprietary Investment Opportunities

Approach

Approach

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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.

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

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


1
Unaudited. As of December 31, 2016, Morgan Stanley Quarterly Financial Supplement 4Q 2016
2MorganStanley.com/InvestorRelations

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Managing Significant Wealth

  • Investment Management
  • Wealth Transfer & Philanthropy
  • Private Banking Solutions
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Lifestyle Advisory
  • Business Services

Insights and Outcomes

Thought Leadership from our Morgan Stanley ARC specialists for our ultra high net worth clients, which contains thought-provoking articles, authored by some of the Advanced Resources Center’s leading experts.

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