Welcome

For me, retirement planning means more than providing my clients with investment advice. It means helping them maintain the financial independence they’ve worked their whole lives to achieve. It means striving to ensure they have the means to pursue what’s most important to them. And it means understanding them as people with unique goals, values and circumstances that determine the strategies I develop on their behalf.

My consultative process begins with an in-depth discussion of your current finances and future objectives. We’ll address issues you might have overlooked that can have a significant impact on your ability to retire as planned. Finally, we’ll determine how we can help you adjust your investment strategy as necessary to accommodate changing conditions and meet any unforeseen expenses and income demands that may arise during retirement.
Services Include
  • Asset Management1
  • Cash Management2
  • Endowments and Foundations3
  • Estate Planning Strategies4
  • Financial Planning5
  • Planning for Education Funding6
  • Professional Portfolio Management7
  • Retirement Planning8
  • Wealth Management9
Securities Agent: VT, TX, FL, WY, WI, WA, VA, UT, SC, RI, PA, OR, OH, NY, NV, NJ, NH, NC, MT, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, IL, IA, GA, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ; Managed Futures; Transactional Futures/Commodities; General Securities Representative; BM/Supervisor; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 176131
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Education

  • University of Vermont, Bachelor in Business Administration 1983, Burlington VT
  • Life, Health and Annuities License, 1984
  • Series 7- General Securities Representative, 1984
  • Series 63- Uniform State Exam, 1984
  • Series 65- Investment Advisory Agent, 1996

Experience

An experienced professional in the financial services industry since 1983; I began my career as a Financial Advisor with EF Hutton, currently known as Morgan Stanley.  I help a select group of high net worth individuals, endowments and foundations with all aspects of their finances.  Since joining Morgan Stanley, I have been part of the President's, Chairman's or Master's Council for over 20 years.  I have been recognized as Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisor for 8 years.  I currently hold my Series 3, 7, 8, 63, 65 and the designation of Senior Investment Management Consultant.

    Awards

    • Barron's "Top 1,200 Financial Advisors" 2009-2017
    • Morgan Stanley's President's, Chairman's or Master's Council for over 20 years

    Client Service Team

    • Carrie Raftery - Financial Planning Associate, Portfolio Associate
      With over 20 years in the financial services industry, Carrie has a vast knowledge of the operational and procedural rules and regulations to assist clients in achieving superior client care.  Carrie takes great pride and care to make sure every client receives the highest level of client service on a day to day basis. Carrie holds the Series 7 and Series 66 licenses and has an Associate's Degree in Accounting.
    • Meg Pelkey - Registered Associate
      “I enjoy gaining an understanding and appreciation for the needs and wishes of the families we serve".

      Meg commenced her career at Morgan Stanley in June of 2015 after graduating from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Meg holds the Series 7 and Series 66. Meg works with clients to efficiently manage all administrative tasks including, account and cash management, technology assistance, philanthropic requests, etc. Meg lives in St. Albans, Vermont. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and friends.

    Location

    105 West View Rd, 5th
    Fl
    Colchester, VT 05446
    US
    Direct:
    (802) 652-6035(802) 652-6035
    Toll-Free:
    (800) 446-0193(800) 446-0193
    Fax:
    (802) 860-1623(802) 860-1623
    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
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    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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    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

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    • Succession Planning
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    • Retirement Plan Sponsors
    • Qualified Retirement Plans
    • Corporate Pension Funds
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    Philanthropy

    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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