Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Jim Moriarity / Brad DeHond / Emily Mulka

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Jim Moriarity / Brad DeHond / Emily Mulka

A boutique group within a global firm, Private Wealth Management is optimized to serve ultra high net worth individuals, families and foundations.



We are a senior Private Wealth Management team at Morgan Stanley, focused exclusively on the needs of ultra-high-net-worth entrepreneurs and senior executives of publicly traded companies with a minimum investable net worth of $20 million. Experience has taught us that affluent families like yours face complex challenges that call for customized, multi-disciplinary approaches from a well-coordinated advisory team. By staying in close contact with you and your accountants, attorneys and other key advisors, we maintain an up-to-date understanding of your family dynamics, goals and risk tolerances. This allows us to tailor a process that meets your needs and objectives. Our approach combines our understanding of the global financial markets with deep insight into your financial situation, resulting in a comprehensive plan to help you manage your entire personal financial life.

Among the qualities that distinguish our practice are:

*A high degree of customization
*A focus on tax efficiency
*Inclusion in an elite network of like-minded clients
*Expertise in structured product and block trades
*Extensive experience helping clients diversify large, concentrated equity positions
*An understanding of best investment practices from foundations, endowments, and academia
*The ability to incorporate alternative investments into well-diversified investment portfolios
*Close collaboration with Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division


  • Pre-Liquidity Planning
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Hedging Strategies
  • 10b5-(1) Programs
  • Manager Selection
  • Investment Management
  • Proprietary Investment Opportunities
  • Philanthropy Management
  • Sustainable & Responsible Investing
  • Consolidated Reporting

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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



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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


Our team oversees more than $2.2 billion in assets for 54 exceptionally successful families1. We are honored that they have chosen us to help them address their personal financial challenges and are delighted to welcome them into an exclusive network of interesting and influential people.


• One of the world’s largest jewelry companies
• Leading provider of online learning services
• Family owned, national trucking company
• Commercial wholesale insurance brokerage firm
• Large, family owned agricultural company


• Fortune 500 C-suite individuals
• Professional board members


• Private equity general partners
• Current/retired Morgan Stanley board members
• Investment Banking executives


• >$3b captive insurance company
• Employee-owned crop insurance company
• Founder of VC firm which advises and invests in women-focused businesses



1As of 12/31/2016



  • 440 South Lasalle Street, 38th Fl
  • Chicago, IL 60605

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    Managing Significant Wealth

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

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