About Amy

Amy is a highly seasoned, multi-lingual financial services professional, with greater than 30 years of progressive experience with mass affluent and high net worth personal investing, consumer banking, accounting, and auditing. Amy joined Morgan Stanley in 2017 as a Vice President and International Client Advisor.  Amy helps clients manage assets and liabilities and plan for retirement, tailoring her approach to each client’s individual needs. Amy holds the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation, helping her to better understand her client’s needs and how to deliver results based on those goals. Amy focuses on domestic clients in the San Gabriel Valley and throughout Los Angeles, while also offering advice to international clients based in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Amy worked at JP Morgan as a Vice President. She graduated from Belhaven College, obtaining a B.S. degree in Accounting and went on to work as a Naval Auditor. Amy is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese and enjoys connecting with diverse backgrounds. She is inspired by traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Estate Planning Strategies2
  • Financial Planning3
  • Lending Products
  • Retirement Planning4
  • Sustainable Investing5
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Business Succession Planning6
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International advising

International Advising


Investing in countries that are foreign to you can be difficult to understand due to differing regulatory rules than your home country. Amy strives to help her clients in all aspects of their life when dealing in the U.S. and abroad.

Amy looks forward to discussing your specific needs and goals and how she can work with you to address them.

    Wealth Management Process

    DISCOVER
    Our relationship begins with a thorough understanding of your immediate needs, priorities and goals. We’ll discover details about your credit and basic finances and help you take precautions to maintain credit and preserve assets.

    CREATE
    We develop a tailored roadmap to begin to help you rebuild your wealth and achieve the outcomes you seek. We’ll identify the strategies to help you:
    • Plan for retirement
    • Provide healthcare protection for yourself and your children
    • Revise your estate plan

    ACT
    Next, we help you implement the strategies we formulate together, taking into account special circumstances, such as alimony, child support and tax consequences of selling large assets like your home.

    ADJUST
    Achieving your goals requires vigilance and flexibility. We help monitor your progress and make adjustments as life evolves, markets and tax laws shift and priorities change.

      Manage Your Financial Life & Beyond

      Reaching your goals often involves going beyond investment advice—we provide a wide array of offerings and services centered on you and customized to help meet your needs, and provide access to specialists to help pursue specific goals.

        Connect Your Finances and Investments to Your Goals

        Goals-Based Wealth Management
        Our integrated Goals-Based Wealth Management platform ties goals to implementation, leveraging the intellectual capital and sophisticated institutional capabilities of Morgan Stanley.
        • Discover
          Start with a conversation to uncover your goals and understand your entire financial picture
        • Advise
          Work with you to assess various scenarios and advise you on the strategies to help meet those goals.
        • Implement
          Look across multiple accounts/products to identify the right combination to help meet spending needs and minimize your tax burden.
        • Track Progress*
          Monitor in real time to make adjustments according to your needs, life events and changing market conditions.


          Goals-Based Wealth Management Brochure

          *Available in the future.

        Location

        55 South Lake Ave
        Ste 700
        Pasadena, CA 91101
        US
        Direct:
        (626) 304-2428(626) 304-2428
        From My Desk

        Goals-Based Wealth Management Brochure


        Investment and Market Perspectives

        On the Markets

        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
        The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

        The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

        Given market volatility in 2018, checking in on your retirement plan may be one of the wisest New Year’s resolutions you can make.

        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
        Investing in Artificial Intelligence and Automation

        Investing in Artificial Intelligence and Automation

        AI is an exciting growth area, but the investing opportunities are not always obvious. Here’s how to integrate this theme into your portfolio.

        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
        A Parent's Guide to Talking to Your Kids About Money

        A Parent's Guide to Talking to Your Kids About Money

        Raising kids to be smart about money requires creating an environment where they are neither insecure, nor overconfident about family finances.

        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
        6 Keys to Building a Startup

        6 Keys to Building a Startup

        Entrepreneurs share ideas and learnings from the experience of starting a company.

        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
        Choosing an Environmental Charity

        Choosing an Environmental Charity

        There are a multitude of non-profits dedicated to helping protect the environment. Here’s how to choose where you want to give.

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