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With our breadth of talent and wide range of skills, we serve local and global clients with sophisticated financial needs. Our clients are builders, developers, doctors, lawyers, architects, accountants, entrepreneurs, executives and scions of family wealth.

Whether you are seeking portfolio management in stocks and bonds, other alternative investments, private wealth advice, institutional investing, estate planning strategies, retirement planning, or insurance solutions, our group offers comprehensive services with depth and breadth of skills and experiences, backed by the global resources of Morgan Stanley.

We are an experienced team that is discreet and dedicated to putting our clients’ interests first. We understand the unique needs of each client whether they are U.S. or international investors and can provide tailored solutions to their needs.

Our clients can expect institutional delivery, guidance, and personal attentive service and most importantly, unfailing integrity to their best interests.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Professional Portfolio Management2
  • Fixed Income3
  • Institutional Services
  • Cash Management4
  • Lending Products
  • Qualified Retirement Plans5
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Estate Planning Strategies6
  • Life Insurance7
  • Annuities8
Securities Agent: CA, CT, FL, GA, MA, NJ, NY, PA, TX, WA; General Securities Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
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  • Experience
    Over the past twenty years, Barbara Yee has been providing clients with advice on wealth planning with a focus on wealth accumulation, legacy planning, and wealth transfer. Currently as a Senior Vice President of Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley, a Portfolio Management Director and International Client Advisor, she manages investment assets for personal wealth, trusts and private foundations, with stocks, bonds, municipal bonds, ETFs, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equities, structured products, many other alternative investments, annuities and other insurance products. She also employs a combination of professional money managers to execute her strategies to help achieve clients’ financial goals. Barbara has been awarded the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®), Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) and Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM (CRPS®) professional designations. She also holds life, annuity, long-term care and disability insurance licenses.

    Prior to this role, Barbara was a senior member of the portfolio management team for a major financial institution where she helped manage a $270Bn portfolio. She earned M.S. and B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Cooper Union, and her M.B.A. in finance and accounting from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

    In her spare time, Barbara volunteers with several nonprofit groups and her hobbies include golf, skiing and snowboarding. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and two daughters and enjoys supporting her daughters’ interest and accomplishments in fencing.


Barbara Yee was invited to attend the 2015 Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top 100 Women Financial Advisor Summit and she was a member of the 2015 President’s Council and had been nominated for the Global Circle of Excellence with her prior firm.

In addition to being an award recipient, Barbara was one of approximately 550 financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the ninth annual Barron’s Top Women Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.

The invitation-only conference was held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL from December 3rd to 5th. The exclusive conference was designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry.

Participants attended workshops, led by the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors, which explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and families to portfolio management and retirement planning.


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    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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    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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    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

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