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We are the Arvista Group at Morgan Stanley, here to provide a Strategic View for your Finances. We believe that managing family wealth involves far more than managing an investment portfolio. It begins with developing a holistic, comprehensive understanding of who you are and the financial forces at work in your life.

Our most important goal: to help you achieve your financial goals and have your wealth do more for you.
  • Comprehensive Wealth Management Strategies
  • Building Relationships Based on Integrity and Trust
  • Dedicated to Helping Clients Grow, Protect, and Transfer Wealth
  • Committed to Investment Excellence
Services Include
  • Executive Financial Services1
  • Executive Benefit Services2
  • Stock Option Plans3
  • Wealth Management4
  • Financial Planning5
  • Retirement Planning6
  • Trust Accounts7
  • Professional Portfolio Management8
  • Estate Planning Strategies9
  • Philanthropic Services
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Long Term Care Insurance10
  • Lending Products
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Location

601 Union Street
Suite 5200
Seattle, WA 98101
US
Direct:
(206) 628-4879(206) 628-4879
Toll Free:
(800) 426-7837(800) 426-7837

Meet Arvista Group

About Me

Amani is a Second Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley. For over 15 years, clients have appreciated his continuous quest to provide them financial solutions in a complex market. Amani began his career in the financial services industry in 2002 after earning his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Seattle Pacific University. Prior to this, Amani served in the Army for 10 years after graduating from Cameron University and the ROTC Leadership Program. These years of selfless service provide the focus on discipline, contingency planning, risk management, and process structure he practices today.  

Amani was named a "Five Star Wealth Manager" by Seattle Magazine in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017.

Amani actively supports local charities and is a board member to several organizations that focus on inspiring youth in education. When not working, Amani enjoys golfing, skiing, chess and the relationships with family & friends.
Securities Agent: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, LA, MA, MD, MI, MS, ND, NH, NJ, OH, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
NMLS#: 1293971

About Me

Barbara is an Associate Vice President and Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley. With over 20 years in the financial services industry, she is a seasoned professional that brings years of experience and knowledge in managing assets, providing guidance that helps clients preserve and grow wealth. Ms. Banon strongly believes in giving back to the community and has served on several charitable boards. She is currently involved with Invest in Youth as an afterschool tutor, and a Board member of the Washington Rhinestone Club, an organization that provides mentoring, cultural experiences and college scholarships for young women. An active member of the Historic 1ST A.M.E. Church in Seattle, Ms. Banon serves on Stewardess Board #1 and the Aids Care Team Ministry.

Barbara was named a "Five Star Wealth Manager" by Seattle Magazine in 2012, 2016, 2017.

In her free time, Barbara loves traveling with her daughter and attending cultural events.
Securities Agent: AK, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, LA, MA, MD, MI, MS, NH, NV, OH, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
NMLS#: 1406586

About Me

Erin is a Client Service Associate with Morgan Stanley. Born and raised in Seattle, Erin is a native of the Pacific Northwest and has over 15 years in the financial services industry where she is known for providing excellent client service. Erin is the team’s primary client support liaison, handling administrative duties ranging from new accounts, funds disbursement (checks, wires, etc.), account transfers in from outside brokerages, and assisting with other key client needs. Her attention to detail, organization, and diligence in taking care of clients is exceptional.

She also enjoys spending time with her family/friends, hiking, and being involved with causes that improve the lives of others in the community. One cause she personally enjoys leading every year is the Toys for Tots Holiday Drive.

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

Areas of Focus

  • General Investment Advice
  • Institution, Government Entity, Foundation Or Endowment
  • Internationally Based Investor / Family
  • Pre-Liquidity Event
  • Wealth Transfer Planning / Inheritance

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
Five Smart Strategies to Use a Bonus or Raise

Five Smart Strategies to Use a Bonus or Raise

Have extra money coming in? Here are ways to put your money to work for you now, so you can reap the rewards down the road.

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
Financial Transition: A Guide for Women

Financial Transition: A Guide for Women

Here's how to take control of your finances if a death or divorce leaves you holding the reins.

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
A New Roadmap for Mission Alignment

A New Roadmap for Mission Alignment

Non-profits, foundations and endowments need to ensure that their sources of capital are in sync with their stated goals.

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1Tax laws are complex and subject to change. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors and Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice and are not “fiduciaries” (under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code or otherwise) with respect to the services or activities described herein except as otherwise provided in writing by Morgan Stanley and/or as described at www.morganstanley.com/disclosures/dol . Individuals are encouraged to consult their tax and legal advisors (a) before establishing a retirement plan or account, and (b) regarding any potential tax, ERISA and related consequences of any investments made under such plan or account.

2Tax laws are complex and subject to change. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors and Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice and are not “fiduciaries” (under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code or otherwise) with respect to the services or activities described herein except as otherwise provided in writing by Morgan Stanley and/or as described at www.morganstanley.com/disclosures/dol . Individuals are encouraged to consult their tax and legal advisors (a) before establishing a retirement plan or account, and (b) regarding any potential tax, ERISA and related consequences of any investments made under such plan or account.

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