At the Canal Investment Group at Morgan Stanley we want our clients to succeed in their quest for financial security, and that means asking the right questions, helping to find the right strategies and putting all our experience and resources to work for you. Our client-centered approach helps the families, individuals and organizations we serve to invest in a way that aligns their values with their investments. By drawing from the firm’s wide array of capabilities, Morgan Stanley has been able to leverage its market position as a leading Wealth Management firm to empower our clients to Invest with Impact.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Financial Planning2
  • Retirement Planning3
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • 529 Plans4
  • Annuities5
  • Certificates of Deposit6
  • Corporate Bonds7
  • Municipal Bonds8
  • Long Term Care Insurance9
  • Trust Accounts10
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Financial Planning with the Canal Investment Group

Whether meeting with you for the first time or reviewing your progress and life goals, this is our priority. Your wealth strategy doesn’t just consider your investment objectives. Rather, it is tailored to address the personal life goals you’ve identified and prioritized.
We follow a structured yet flexible approach. We start with finding out your needs and goals and then we assess your existing portfolio to see how your goals and investments line up. After we define a strategy combining your both your financial and impact goals. Once agreed on we implement the strategy and will monitor the impact and results. We check back in with you periodically and will revise our strategy if necessary.

Analyze your current investments, and financial situation
Review and prioritize your goals with you, such as Retirement
Education funding
Major purchases and philanthropic goals
Preserve your goals
Develop wealth transfer strategies
    Your Portfolio Manager will use his/her discretion to identify an investment strategy tailored to meet your needs.
    Throughout your relationship, you’ll have direct access to the investment professional managing your portfolio.
    Each account can be individually customized to meet your requirements for growth, income or preservation of capital within your risk constraints.

Our Approach

Whatever your financial goal—whether you want to buy the lake house, travel the world, plan for retirement or leave a legacy for your children, you can count on us to understand the life you envision. Our approach to wealth planning focuses on what is most meaningful to you.

Only then can we help create the wealth management strategies aimed at meeting the objectives that matter most to you. Let our team members 100-plus years combined experience at Morgan Stanley go to work for you.

Our integrated platform ties goals to implementation, leveraging the intellectual capital and
sophisticated institutional capabilities of Morgan Stanley.


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    Working With You

    Working with our diverse clients and helping manage their financial goals in a complex and changing market increasingly depends on a deeper relationship that extends beyond market fluctuations.

    Step 1: Setting Your Financial Objectives
    We'll begin our relationship by asking questions – a lot of questions. Like what you want to do with your life, the things you want to have, and whether you'd like to pass any of your wealth to others. We'll ask about your current financial resources, your time horizon for various goals, your investment objectives, your tolerance for risk – even how your liabilities are structured. If you're a business owner, we also might discuss your current banking and cash-management needs.

    Step 2: Developing Your Wealth Management Strategy
    Based on your input, our recommendations will likely address income and retirement planning, asset preservation, investment management, strategic borrowing, wealth transfer and business succession. Of course, your plan will include an asset allocation* strategy designed to achieve a return in line with your risk tolerance and investment time horizon.

    Step 3: Implementing Your Plan
    After presenting you with a detailed strategy for your portfolio, we work closely with you to bring the elements to life. Should we decide that outside money managers are appropriate for you, we will rely on our research to select from the hundreds of investment-management firms competing for your business. Or perhaps you'd prefer individual securities; if so, we can identnify specific stocks, bonds and other securities that would be suitable for your portfolio. Whatever approach we decide on, we will help keep your portfolio on track.

    Step 4: Reviewing Your Performance
    When your personal situation or market conditions change significantly, we can recommend adjustments to your portfolio as necessary. Additionally, you will receive comprehensive statements to help you evaluate your progress.


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      Suite 2000
      Richmond, VA 23219
      (804) 644-1104(804) 644-1104
      (800) 488-9888(800) 488-9888

      Meet Canal Investment Group

      About Me

      As a licensed investment professional, for more than 33 years, Bob has found his talent in helping serve the investment needs of high net worth clients and is well qualified to assess their financial situations and implement appropriate portfolio strategies. Bob is firmly committed to a long-term relationship and strives to deliver exceptional service. He listens to client's goals, values, aspirations, and concerns. Based on this input, Bob then works attentively to help them achieve their financial objectives. His emphasis is on retirement planning and overall wealth building.

      Bob graduated from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia earning both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees. He has continued to expand his financial service knowledge by regularly attending advanced training programs including the Morgan Stanley* Senior Financial Advisor Program given at the prestigious Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, as well as the Morgan Stanley* Wealth Advisor Program given at the company headquarters in New York City.

      Bob's past-time activities include golf, music, boating, and dog agility. Bob and his wife Kit, reside in Richmond, Virginia and have four adult children, six grandchildren and two dogs.
      Securities Agent: VA, TX, NC, WV, WA, TN, SC, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NH, MS, MI, MD, MA, LA, KY, IL, HI, GA, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AL; Managed Futures; Transactional Futures/Commodities; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
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      About Me

      Anne is a Senior Registered Associate and began her career with the predecessor firm of Morgan Stanley* in 1985. After spending five years in our Roanoke, Virginia office as Operations Manager, she returned to Richmond to help Bob and Joe build their team. Anne's multifaceted duties include assuring a high level of quality client service and coordinating the team's overall day to day operation. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia where she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree. Anne's extensive knowledge permits her to provide personal comprehensive assistance and she welcomes the opportunity to serve our clients and their families.

      Anne and her husband, Mike, live in Quinton, Virginia with their four dogs. She is the mother of an adult daughter and has two grandchildren as well. When not working, Anne enjoys scrapbooking, quilting, music and jewelry making.
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      4Investors should consider many factors before deciding which 529 plan is appropriate. Some of these factors include: the Plan’s investment options and the historical investment performance of these options, the Plan’s flexibility and features, the reputation and expertise of the Plan’s investment manager, Plan contribution limits and the federal and state tax benefits associated with an investment in the Plan. Some states, for example, offer favorable tax treatment and other benefits to their residents only if they invest in the state’s own Qualified Tuition Program. Investors should determine their home state’s tax treatment of 529 plans when considering whether to choose an in-state or out-of-state plan. Investors should consult with their tax or legal advisor before investing in any 529 Plan or contact their state tax division for more information. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC does not provide tax and/or legal advice. Investors should review a Program Disclosure Statement, which contains more information on investment options, risk factors, fees and expenses and possible tax consequences.

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