Jim has been with Morgan Stanley for the past 40 years, and a member of the Chairman Council since inception, a distinction awarded to an elite group the firm’s top Financial Advisors. Jim is the founder of The Hansberger Group at Morgan Stanley, a comprehensive wealth management platform with an investment management group embedded within.
Jim is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and has been married to his wife, Lyn, since 1968. They have two children, Yancey and Jim, Jr. and seven grandchildren. A member of Cherokee Town and Country Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, and the Gridiron Secret Society, Jim also is quite active in his community.
Jim is the author of Nice Guys Finish Rich, and A Guide to Excellence in Investing: The 100 Most Important Principles. He is a past Guest Lecturer at the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Distinguished Practitioner/Lecturer at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.
He was ranked #10 in the "Top 100 Wealth Advisors in America" by Forbes magazine and Shook Research in 2018, and cited in 2004-2018 by Barron’s as one of “America’s Best Wealth Advisors”. For many years, he has been awarded the honor as the #1 Financial Advisor in the state of Georgia. An experienced marathon runner with two Boston marathons to his credit, Jim and his wife were featured in a special primetime “CNN Presents” entitled “The Fountain of Youth”.
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