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The Mitchell, O'Bradaigh Group

We are a multi-generational team serving the complex needs of multi-generational clients.


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Led by Neil Mitchell and Cillian O'Bradaigh, our team provides comprehensive wealth management services to an elite clientele from the Morgan Stanley Headquarters building in New York City. Neil Mitchell, our founding partner with over 30 years of investing experience, has been nationally recognized as a top ranked adviser by Barron's “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” every year since 2016, the Financial Times “Top 400 Financial Advisors” every year since 2016, and in 2018 by Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors”. Cillian O'Bradaigh is a Family Wealth Director and an International Wealth Advisor of Morgan Stanley.

What really distinguishes our team, however, isn’t what we provide. It’s how we work.

We believe that better financial decisions result from collaborative efforts. So, we look for ways to leverage the relationships that we have built over decades to provide our clients with insightful counsel. Our clients benefit from being part of a community of like-minded families who share best practices and review special opportunities together.  They are part of a collaborative ethos that drives all aspects of our advice including investment policies, asset allocation and security selection.

We are proud to say that we have grown our practice primarily through referrals from those who know us best, our clients. We look forward to learning more about you and your family, and discussing how we can help you achieve your goals.


  • Comprehensive Wealth Planning
  • Pre-Liquidity Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Open-Architecture Platform
  • Manager Selection
  • Proprietary Investment Opportunities
  • Sustainable & Responsible Investing
  • Risk Management
  • Philanthropy Management
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education

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Our Story

Something really interesting happens when you spend most of your time working with exceptionally accomplished people like our clients. You learn something from the general partner of a hedge fund that applies directly to the needs of a prominent executive. A major family office teaches you something that helps solve a problem for an athlete’s business manager. You add the insight and perspectives of other sophisticated investors, not to mention the intellectual capital of Morgan Stanley, and the circle expands. Two-way conversations become collegial networks and the whole becomes more powerful than the sum of the parts.

When we say that we are dedicated to helping highly affluent families address the complex challenges of managing significant wealth, that is only half the story. The other part is that we enable some of the country’s sharpest and most sophisticated financial minds to empower each other by participating in a community of like-minded investors. This circle includes:

• Family Offices
• Business Owners
• Corporate Executives
• Professional Athletes & Entertainers
• Endowments & Foundations
• Private Banks & Trust Companies

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.



  • 1585 Broadway, 21st Fl
  • New York, NY 10036

    Meet the Professionals

    Managing Significant Wealth

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

    Insights and Outcomes

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

    We look forward to discussing your needs and goals, and the exceptional resources we can place at your disposal.

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