Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management


Mark A Allenspach

Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor, Family Wealth Director

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Mark A Allenspach

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

Welcome

Welcome Message

I lead a St Louis-area Private Wealth Management team that serves a national clientele of ultra high net worth families and individuals.  Most of our clients are either senior executives or entrepreneurs who have accumulated significant wealth in the form of concentrated stock positions.  We have extensive experience in developing strategies to manage these positions within the context of comprehensive wealth management plans tailored to their needs, goals and challenges.

Whether you are navigating the complexities of executive compensation, investing the proceeds from the sale of your business, defining a philanthropic strategy or creating a legacy for your heirs, I can serve as the first-call advisor who helps you understand the issues and make solid financial decisions.  Combining my own knowledge and experience with the vast global resources of Morgan Stanley, I will deliver solutions to you and your family in the way that is most appropriate for how you invest and what you want to achieve.  You will have access to some of the worlds most seasoned and respected investment professionals, a premier trading and execution platform and a full spectrum of investment choices.

I look forward to discussing your challenges and aspirations, and the resources I can place at your disposal.

Capabilities

  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • 10b5-(1) Programs
  • Comprehensive Wealth Planning
  • Philanthropy Management

Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures

NMLS#: 1393609


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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

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.

Our Clients

Clients

As of January 2017, we manage over $900 million in assets for a select clientele of approximately 20 highly accomplished executives, entrepreneurs and their families.  Virtually all of them created the vast majority of their own wealth, and most are still actively engaged in the businesses they lead.  They tend to be highly active in their communities, passionate about their interests and deeply committed to the wellbeing of their families.

Though most are financially sophisticated, our clients often lack the time and specialized expertise to handle the complex, multifaceted challenges of managing significant wealth.  Our role is to provide, or provide access to, the full range of experience and resources to address all of these challenges so our clients are free to focus of their next pursuit, whether that is family, a new business opportunity or building a philanthropic legacy.

Philosophy

Philosophy

Our practice is optimized to deliver an exceptional level of personal service to a small group of clients.  This allows us to stay current with the changing needs and goals of each family we serve, and make ourselves available to address the questions and concerns when the need arises.  We believe in getting down in the trenches, working closely to clearly define issues and help them make good financial decisions.  Whenever our clients need to address any investment, lending, risk management or other financial challenge, we either provide the solution or provide access to the appropriate expertise.  We work to build trust by offering unwavering objective advice, well-considered solutions and a transparent fee structure.

Location

Location

  • 7733 Forsyth Blvd, Ste 2100
  • Clayton, MO 63105


    Managing Significant Wealth

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

    Insights and Outcomes

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

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