Deborah Montaperto, CFP® – Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor, Alternative Investment Director, Institutional Consulting Director
Deborah Montaperto is a partner of The Polk Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley in New York, an 18 person team advising on more than $10 billion as of April 2017 for ultra-high net families, their foundations and businesses. She is responsible for strategic business development on behalf of The Polk Wealth Management Group. In addition, Deborah executes liability management transactions for the team’s clients and has developed the family advisory platform, a holistic approach to dealing with the interface between wealth, family dynamics, and the next generation.
Deborah began her career on Wall Street in 1986. As a Managing Director in Citigroup's Investment Banking division she was responsible for fostering client relationships between the Institutional Clients Group and Global Wealth Management. Deborah joined the Polk Group in 2008; she became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER in 2011, and has since been named an Institutional Consulting Director within Graystone Consulting, an Alternative Investments Director, and a specialist within Morgan Stanley’s inaugural Impact Investing initiative. In 2014, Deborah was selected to coach other advisors for a Morgan Stanley Peer-to-Peer Lending Pilot and she has recently been selected to be a participant in the Firm’s National Strategic Partnership program. Deborah is a frequent presenter at Morgan Stanley and industry conferences such as Barron’s. She and the team have been featured and/or quoted in the following publications: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Barron’s, Worth Magazine and Super Yacht magazine.
Deborah has received the following industry recognition:
- MAKERS, Class of 2016
- Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors*** (2010 – 2017)
- FT (Financial Times) 100 Women Financial Advisors***** (inaugural list 2014)
- WealthManagement.com and Registered Rep.’s Top 50 Wirehouse Women**** (2011-2015)
- New York Magazine’s Five Star Wealth Managers (2014-2015)
Within the Firm, Deborah contributes by serving on the Firm’s Leadership Council, The Banking and Lending Council, and the Morgan Stanley New York Metro Women’s Business Development Council; she is a former member of the inaugural Morgan Stanley PWM Advisory Council. Within the community, Deborah is an active member of the Lincoln Center Women’s Leadership Council and the National Arts Club; she is also a member of the Economics Club of New York, and a member of the Board of Directors of Teen Cancer America and the Hunts Point Alliance for Children. Deborah graduated with a B.A. cum laude from Tufts University and earned an M.A. degree from the Villa Schifanoia in Florence, Italy.
Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” June 6, 2016. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” bases its ratings on qualitative criteria: professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records, client retention reports, customer satisfaction, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues and assets advised by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Because individual client portfolio performance varies and is typically unaudited, this rating focuses on customer satisfaction and quality of advice. The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience because it reflects a sample of all of the experiences of the Financial Advisor’s clients. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor’s future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee to Barron’s in exchange for the rating.
Source: Financial Times “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” November 19, 2014. Using quantifiable and objective criteria and selected from a pool of over 400 candidates, financial advisors in the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors are required to have a minimum of ten years’ experience and at least $200 million assets under management (“AUM”). Financial advisors were graded based on various factors including, but are not limited to, AUM, compliance record, years of experience. AUM growth rate, industry certifications and online accessibility. The rating may not be representative of any one client's experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor's future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors pays a fee to Financial Times in exchange for the rating. For more on methodology please go to www.ft.com/reports.
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Source: Top 50 Wirehouse Women,” Oct. 1, 2014. Advisors on the Top 50 Wirehouse Women list are ranked exclusively by assets under management custodied at their firm. Only advisors for whom 80 percent or more of assets corresponding to retail clients were eligible for the list. Assets under management are as of the end of the first quarter 2014. REP. magazine and WealthManagement.com do not receive any compensation from the financial advisors, participating firms, affiliates or the media in exchange for rankings
Five Star Professional, as a third party research firm, identified pre-qualified award candidates based on industry data and contacted all identified broker dealers, Registered Investment Advisor firms and FINRA-registered representatives to gather wealth manager nominations. Self-nominations are not accepted. Award candidates are then evaluated against 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria associated with wealth managers who must have a minimum of five years’ experience as an investment adviser representative or other accepted credentials, client retention rates, client assets administered, firm review and a favorable regulatory and complaint history as defined by Five Star. Five Star Professional determines the final list of Five Star Wealth Manager Award winners. The Award does not evaluate the quality of services furnished to clients and it is possible that the recipient may have received unfavorable ratings from those surveyed. Five Star Professional collected the information for this Award through surveys it conducted.
Wealth managers and/or their firms do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers.
The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance.
Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients’ assets.
The inclusion of a wealth manager on the list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional.
Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future.
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