Our Story and Services

As your Financial Advisors, we can help you define and strive to meet your goals by delivering a vast array of resources to you in the way that is most appropriate for how you invest and what you want to achieve. Working together we can help you to preserve and grow your wealth. You’ll have access to some of the world’s most seasoned and respected investment professionals, a premier trading and execution platform and a full spectrum of investment choices.
Services Include
  • Qualified Retirement Plans1
  • Corporate Pension Plans2
  • Business Planning3
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Retirement Planning4
  • Wealth Management5
  • Wealth Planning6
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Corporate Solutions

Our team focuses on advising corporate clients on their 401(k), 403(b), 457(f), 457(b), Stock Plans, Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans, Endowment funds, Donor funds, and others. Our team is led by Christopher Kelly, a CFP Professional and a Corporate Client Group Director with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Utilizing Morgan Stanley firm resources, we are excited to announce our new Financial Wellness Program.
  • Financial Wellness
    Financial stress amongst employees is a key contributor to reduced productivity, lower effectiveness, and higher attrition results in a potential loss for your organization. Morgan Stanley Financial Wellness is an inclusive offering available to all your employees and address a range of needs designed to help reduce their financial stress and empower the to reach their financial goals.

Location

233 S Wacker Dr
Ste 8600
Chicago, IL 60606
US
Direct:
(312) 443-6007(312) 443-6007
Fax:
(312) 267-0233(312) 267-0233

Meet 233 Wealth Management Group

About Me

Christopher Kelly began his career at Morgan Stanley in 2001. He and his team advise families and institutions on asset allocation, investment policy, manager due diligence, customized portfolio management and long term wealth planning. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional and holds the Certified Investment Management AnalystTM and Chartered Retirement Plan SpecialistTM designations.
Chris is a member of the Association of Professional Investment Consultants (APIC) and the Portfolio Management Institute (PMI). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Oakland University and lives with his wife and four children in the University Village neighborhood of Chicago. Chris is an active coach in youth sports, and volunteers extensively at Old St. Mary's School.

(CRC#2413357 02/20)
Securities Agent: TX, IL, WY, WV, WI, WA, VT, VA, UT, TN, SD, SC, RI, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NH, NE, ND, NC, MT, MS, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, KS, IN, ID, IA, HI, GA, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AR, AL, AK; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1297680

About Me

Peter started with Morgan Stanley in 2007 after spending 18 years on the capital markets and trading desks of JP Morgan/Bank One in Chicago. Peter focuses on private wealth planning, portfolio execution strategies, and sophisticated asset allocation techniques.
He studied engineering at Marquette University, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Elmhurst College and an MBA degree from the DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Peter is married with four daughters. He and his family reside in Downers Grove where they actively volunteer, along with their therapy dogs, visiting local nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and schools.

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Securities Agent: TX, IL, WI, WA, VT, VA, UT, TN, SD, SC, RI, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NH, NE, NC, MT, MS, MO, MN, MI, MD, MA, KY, KS, IN, IA, HI, GA, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AR, AL, AK; Managed Futures; Transactional Futures/Commodities; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1316567

About Me

Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2013, Zach served 8 years in the United States Air Force. After settling down in Chicago, he was a surgical sales device consultant in the Chicagoland area. Zach focuses on building customized strategies for clients to achieve short and long term objectives. Through the use of comprehensive financial plans, Zach helps clients determine strategies to manage the expense of higher education, retirement, and other fundamental planning decisions. His areas of focus include financial planning, asset allocation, portfolio management, and risk management.
Originally from Indiana, Zach resides in Wheaton with his wife and two kids. In his free time, Zach coaches his daughter’s traveling softball team and actively participates in community initiatives.

(CRC#2413357 02/20)
Securities Agent: UT, IL, WY, WV, WI, WA, VT, VI, VA, TX, TN, SD, SC, RI, PR, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NH, NE, ND, NC, MT, MS, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, KS, IN, ID, IA, HI, GA, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AR, AL, AK; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1288234

About Me

As a Financial Advisor, Andrew’s goal is to have a positive impact on his client’s and their family’s lives by taking the time to truly understand their needs and provide the outstanding level of service that they expect and deserve. Using Morgan Stanley’s vast resources Andrew and his team create and implement holistic financial plans and actively monitor their client’s portfolio to ensure all needs are met as objectives and market conditions change.
Upon graduating from Indiana University, Andrew moved to Chicago and currently lives in the Roscoe Village neighborhood with his wife, Danielle. Outside of the office, you’ll likely find Andrew on the golf course or exploring the city with family and friends. He also enjoys travelling and being an active member of his community.

(CRC#2413357 02/20)
Securities Agent: TX, IL, WY, WV, WI, WA, VT, VI, VA, UT, TN, SD, SC, RI, PR, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NH, NE, ND, NC, MT, MS, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, KS, IN, ID, IA, HI, GA, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AR, AL, AK; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1663886

About Me

I began my career at Morgan Stanley 11 years ago after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Purdue University. Prior to moving to Chicago in 2017, I was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley’s headquarters in New York City working in the Institutional Equities Division as an account manager to several of the world’s largest hedge funds. For the last two years I served as a Wealth Advisor Associate focusing on modern wealth management and financial planning.
Now, as a Financial Advisor, I implement customized wealth strategies for corporate executives, families and individuals utilizing my experience in financial planning, equities and alternative investments. I am registered as a securities agent in all 50 states, and I hold both Insurance & Variable Annuity Licenses.
Originally from Wilmette, I now reside Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood with my wife and 2 year-old son. I enjoy travelling with my family, playing sports, and am still active with my favorite charity iMentor. I began my work with iMentor over 10 years ago in New York City, where I mentored two different inner-city high school students.

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Securities Agent: TX, IL, WY, WV, WI, WA, VT, VI, VA, UT, TN, SD, SC, RI, PR, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NH, NE, ND, NC, MT, MS, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, KS, IN, ID, IA, HI, GA, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AR, AL, AK; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1809632

About Me

Lexi joined Morgan Stanley after graduating from DePaul University with a major in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. Lexi oversees overall business development for both private and institutional clients. She assists in improving and streamlining the client service model and operational procedures for the team.  Lexi synthesizes client data to generate customized deliverables. This includes Investment Policy Statements, quarterly performance reports and comparisons, strategy reviews and complex issue resolutions.  Lexi lives in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago and enjoys traveling in her spare time.

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About Me

Throughout her more than 25 years of experience, Barb has served in many roles, including Operations Manager and Assistant Branch Manager. Barb joined Morgan Stanley in 2004 and holds the FINRA licenses 7, 9, 10, and 63.
As a Senior Registered Associate, Barb maintains client relationships while managing administrative duties, operational support, as well as oversee special projects. Her years of experience give her heightened knowledge in complex situations such as trusts, estates, international accounts, and Alternative Investments.
She attended Drew University where she graduated with a BA in Art History. Barb lives in the South Suburbs of Chicago with her husband and 2 children.

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About Me

Natalie joined Morgan Stanley in 2017 after studying Business Management at Valparaiso University and graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
She assists the team through offering operational support and oversees practice management, including account maintenance, distributions, and onboarding. As a Registered Associate, Natalie works with private clients to provide exceptional service and enjoys strengthening their relationships with the team.
A new resident of LaGrange, IL, Natalie enjoys trying many of the various restaurants in the suburb’s downtown area.

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About Me

Nick joined Morgan Stanley in 2017. He offers operational support and assists the team with investment management, compiling quarterly investment reviews of corporate retirement plans and portfolio management models.
Originally from Massachusetts, Nick lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, where he is an active participant and leader in neighborhood activities. He is a former collegiate wrestler and football player, and in his spare time he is often found volunteering as an assistant coach at Chicago Trained, an after-school wrestling program on the south side of Chicago dedicated to growing the sport of wrestling.

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Strategic Partners

The Experience to Guide You
Our steadfast committment is to enhance the advice you receive. Working in partnership allows us the opportunity to provide a more holistic approach to help you manage and meet your wealth management goals head-on.
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Michael Gallagher

Managing Director, Wealth Management, Financial Advisor, Corporate Client Group Director

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Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Financial Planning Specialist

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Executive Director, Institutional Consulting Director, Alternative Investments Director, U.S. Government Entity Specialist

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Retirement

Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • IRA Plans
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Participants
  • Annuities
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Family

Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • 529 Plans / Education Savings Planning
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Trust Services
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Business Planning

Helping you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Retirement Plan Sponsors
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Corporate Pension Funds
Executive Financial Services

Executive Financial Services

Our Executive Financial Services team is dedicated to the needs of corporate executives and holders of concentrated positions.

Investing

Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.
  • Asset Management
  • Wealth Planning
  • Traditional Investments
  • Alternative Investments
  • Impact Investing
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Philanthropy

Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Impact Investing
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