Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management


Paul Cox

Executive Director, Private Wealth Advisor

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Paul Cox

Bringing a passion for client advocacy and transparency by delivering solutions to the complex financial needs of multi-generational family wealth

Welcome

My Story

As a Private Wealth Advisor to an exclusive group of ultra-high net worth families, business owners, and executives, I understand the complexities that come with substantial wealth and the importance of providing bespoke solutions through a vast network of resources.  Over the years my clients have come to rely on my unique ability to manage their assets to help provide retirement income streams and address the planning, governance, liability management and investing needs of their families, their businesses and philanthropic enterprises.  Lastly, I combine my extensive experience in international investment banking and private wealth management with the global resources Morgan Stanley offers.  My goal is to help preserve and grow your financial, family and social capital so that it can have the greatest positive impact today and for generations to come. 

I look forward to learning more about you and your family, and discussing the resources we can place at your disposal.

Capabilities

  • Proprietary Investment Opportunities
  • Retirement & Pension Plans
  • Philanthropy Management
  • Comprehensive Wealth Planning
  • Pre-Liquidity Planning
  • Sustainable & Responsible Investing
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Corporate Services
  • Corporate Stock Plans
  • Risk 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, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative

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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

My Bio

My Bio

Drawing on over a decade of domestic and international experience in asset management, institutional lending and wealth planning I create and implement highly customized solutions for my clients.

Prior to joining the Morgan Stanley, I served as an Executive Director and Banker in the Private Bank at J.P. Morgan. Additionally, I previously worked in the investment bank at Morgan Stanley in New York, Moscow, and London, where I was a Vice President on the Leveraged Finance team and Head of Emerging Market Loan Syndicate.

I received my M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, my MSc. in international political economy from the London School of Economics, and my B.A. in international politics and Russian Studies from Brigham Young University.

I enjoy being  active in my community and I’m currently involved with several charitable organizations, including the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Seacology, a non-profit organization focused on preserving island habitats around the world.

Away from the office, I enjoy family time with my wife, Lindsey, and our four boys, Owen, Jack, Matthew, and Henry.  Being raised by two middle-class parents who were both educators and who stressed the importance of education, I developed a love for reading at an early age and became an avid reader.  When not reading research reports or books about investing and the markets, I particularly enjoy books on history, especially military history. 

Although I’ve been fortunate to have lived and worked around the world, in such places as Australia, England, Russia, Samoa and Sweden, I’m proud to have made a home for my family here in Dallas, Texas and to be back in the United States.


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.

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

Location

Location

  • 300 Crescent Court Ste 120
  • Dallas, TX 75201


    Managing Significant Wealth

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

    Insights and Outcomes

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