Wealth Planning with Eric Parker

Eric F. Parker is an Executive Director and Wealth Advisor in the Charlottesville office of Morgan Stanley. Eric works with a select group of families to help coordinate their overall wealth management plans. His disciplined, five-step process seeks to address the key wealth management areas that are of greatest importance to his clients relating to the accumulation, protection/preservation, and distribution of wealth.

Eric began his career working in the financial and businesses consulting world. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2002 in the Denver, CO office to consult with individuals and families on their wealth management needs. In 2004, he relocated with Morgan Stanley to the Charlottesville, VA office to be closer to family and put roots down in the town where he and his wife went to school.

A highly regarded professional, Eric has earned the title of Wealth Advisor. This designation recognizes his commitment and sophisticated approach to helping clients meet complex wealth management requirements. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, a highly recognized designation in the financial services industry, awarded to those who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP® Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework, and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination. Eric’s education and experience provide a strong platform for a comprehensive approach to wealth management.
Services Include
  • UGMA/UTMA1
  • Wealth Consulting
  • Wealth Management2
  • 529 Plans3
  • Alternative Investments4
  • Annuities5
  • Asset Management6
  • Business Succession Planning7
  • Cash Management8
  • Estate Planning Strategies9
  • Exchange Traded Funds10
  • Financial Planning11
  • Lending Products
  • Life Insurance12
  • Long Term Care Insurance13
  • Municipal Bonds14
  • Philanthropic Services
  • Planning for Education Funding15
  • Planning for Special Needs Individuals16
  • Professional Portfolio Management17
  • Qualified Retirement Plans18
  • Retirement Planning19
  • Sustainable Investing20
  • Structured Products21
  • Trust Accounts22
  • Trust Services*
Securities Agent: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, LA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative; Managed Futures
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Working With You

We work comprehensively with a select group of families to help coordinate their overall wealth management plans. We do this utilizing a process that seeks to address the key wealth management areas that we've found to be of most importance to our clients. This covers areas such as the accumulation of wealth, the preservation of wealth, and the distribution of wealth.

By leveraging the vast resources of our firm, we give our clients access to some of the best minds in the business. This entails areas such as our due diligence process, our investment experience, our trust and estate specialists, and many other areas.

We provide this high level of service here in Charlottesville in a very customized and personalized way, serving as a sounding board, proactively sharing relevant ideas, and being accessible for any questions or issues that may arise on this long-term journey we take together.
    • Education
      B.S. University Of Virginia
      M.S. Pennsylvania State University
      M.B.A. Regis University 
    • Community Service
      Blue Ridge Mountains Rotary Club (2003-present); 2018 President
      Salvation Army of Charlottesville (2019-present)
      Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia (2005-2014 board member); Chair of Planned Giving committee
      Central Virginia Estate Planning Council
      Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (2015 Affiliate of the Year)
    • Personal Interests
      Tennis
      Biking
      Community Service
      Rotary Club
      Volleyball
      Pickelball, paddle tennis, and other racquet sports
      Spending time with family
      Hiking and the great outdoors
    • Eric and his wife, Kristina, live with their two children, Amber and Justin in Charlottesville.  When Eric is not working with clients, spending time with family, or participating in community service, he enjoys his other passions of tennis, biking, hiking, and the great outdoors.

    Location

    401 E. Market St
    Ste 100
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    US
    Direct:
    (434) 220-3809(434) 220-3809
    Toll Free:
    (888) 814-0639(888) 814-0639

    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
    • Business Planning
    • 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.
    • Endowments
    • Foundations
    • Donor Advised Funds
    • Impact Investing
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