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Helping a limited number of clients build what matters to them
As Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Advisors, we combine our own talents and experience with the vast resources of a global financial services firm to address the planning, governance, liability management and investing needs of ultra high net worth families, their businesses and philanthropic enterprises. We take a holistic approach that is grounded in investment strategy, but covers virtually every aspect of your financial life: risk management, liabilities, trusts and estate structures and even family dynamics and lifestyle management issues. Our 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.
We look forward to learning more about you and your family, and discussing the resources we can place at your disposal.
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:
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
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.
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 do not need our help creating wealth. In fact, virtually all of them had accomplished that well before we met. Most of them are more interested in strategies to protect what they have earned, and a sophisticated few wish to explore relatively complex investment strategies. As lifelong investment professionals, we have the knowledge, experience and resources to support them in those efforts. That alone, however, would be a poor measure of our success.
We prefer to measure success in terms of family harmony and the happiness and well-being of each family member.
We came to that conclusion because we have worked for many years with families who created multigenerational wealth and we have yet to come across one that cares more about their money than their family. So, we focus on the complex issues that beset affluent families. We bring in experts on tax, trust and estate, and family governance issues. We can also assist with a myriad of lifestyle advisory issues such as healthcare and household staffing.
We help our clients mitigate risk, provide wealth education to their children, and find common cause through philanthropy and shared mission. We believe that a legacy needs more than wealth to endure. So, we work to help our clients protect and pass along what matters most to them.
Morgan Stanley serves a global clientele of individuals, families, corporations, endowments, foundations, governments and others through three core businesses:
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Robert joined Morgan Stanley in 2007 from Bear, Stearns & Company where he was an Associate Director in Private Client Services. He now co-leads a team of professionals focused on Individuals, Foundations, Endowments, Hedge Funds, and Middle Market Institutions.
After graduating from business school, Robert began a 17-year career as a portfolio manager. Initially, he worked for a large mutual fund investing in U.S. equities. In 1987, he founded a registered investment advisory firm named EastWest Capital Management and the hedge fund EastWest Partners, L.P. Both these entities concentrated on diversifying client assets globally with a strong emphasis on emerging markets.
Robert graduated in 1979 from Stanford University with a degree in International Relations. After working three years as an investment banker, he attended Harvard Business School and graduated in 1984. Robert has three daughters.
Securities Agent: CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, MA, MI, NJ, NY, SC, SD, TN, TX, WA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
Zach joined Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in 2013 after graduating from business school. Zach works with clients assessing their overall wealth needs and objectives, focusing on translating clients’ circumstances to appropriate strategic and tactical asset allocation positioning. Zach is also responsible for wealth planning and needs forecasting for clients by leveraging in-house quantitative modeling tools and risk simulations.
He previously worked within Morgan Stanley as a Portfolio Management Associate, helping to grow and run the team’s equity trading and research desks for high-touch trading clients. He also supported the team's PM, helping manage several discretionary portfolio strategies for clients.
Zach earned his BS in Economics from Bucknell University, and graduated from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business in 2013. He currently lives in Manhattan with his fiancée.
Securities Agent: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
Tricia joined Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management (PWM) Los Angeles in 1999 and moved to the New York PWM office in 2001. She brings almost two decades of financial industry experience in virtually all areas of client management. Previously, Tricia worked at Lehman Brothers’ Private Investment Management division, as well as at Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking Group. She plays an essential role in managing daily activities of the team, and supports all sales and trading for our high net worth clientele. Tricia holds Series 7, 63 and 65 FINRA registrations and is an Assistant Vice President of the firm. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College with a B.S. in Business Management, and is currently working towards her Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification. Tricia has volunteered with Student Sponsor Partners and Young Autism Program. She also enjoys spending time outside the office running, swimming and travelling.
Peter joined Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in 2013. Previously he worked at Barclays Bank in Structured Product distribution. He manages all sales and trading activity for the business in addition to other client services. Peter holds Series 7 and 63 licenses. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Economics. In his spare time, Peter enjoys playing tennis and the saxophone. He has volunteered in the past for Street Squash, a Harlem based non-profit that promotes academic tutoring and squash instruction.
Thought Leadership for our ultra high net worth clients, which contains thought-provoking articles, authored by leading experts from Morgan Stanley Family Office Resources.
This collection of resources provides highly actionable, jargon-free advice for young investors navigating major life milestones such as starting a new job, getting married, buying a home, and more.
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