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Whether you are planning for retirement, saving for a child’s education, managing a small business, furthering a career, or directing a nonprofit—you need a wealth management plan. That’s why we get to know you as both a person and an investor so that we have a 360-degree understanding of your financial situation. Then we help create a truly personalized investment strategy based on your unique objectives.  

In terms of our client relationships, we live and work locally, so we are able to offer you the personal attention of a neighborhood firm coupled with the global resources of a major financial institution. As Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors, we have access to some of the most up-to-date research and analysis, a wide spectrum of investment choices and some of the best trading platforms in the industry. Our aim is to put these resources to work for you as we devise a financial strategy for you and your family. We believe in partnering with our clients, and we are honored by the faith they place in us.
Services Include
  • Retirement Planning1
  • Financial Planning2
  • Wealth Management3
  • Life Insurance4
  • Long Term Care Insurance5
  • Annuities6
  • 529 Plans7
  • Alternative Investments8
  • Municipal Bonds9
  • Cash Management and Lending Products10
Securities Agent: TX, CA, WI, WA, VA, UT, SC, PA, OR, NY, NV, NJ, MN, MI, IA, HI, GA, FL, AZ, AR; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
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CA Insurance License #: 0D72760
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    Working With You

    We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service, and work diligently every day to perform at the high standards we set for our team.  Obviously we don’t work with everyone, which is why the ‘boutique’ nature of our team at Morgan Stanley has been and will be successful in the future.  We remain in touch with our clients through regular face to face meetings, seasonal hard copy letters, regular events and educational seminars, and individualized calls and emails during times of personal or market volatility.

    Hopefully we’ll present an opportunity and structure that you find appealing – not only with regards to investment selection, monitoring, and performance, but also with our team’s service and consistent communication.  We look forward to the opportunity to work together, in whole or in part, whether it be now or in the near future.

      Location

      6004 La Madrona Dr
      Santa Cruz, CA 95060
      US
      Direct:
      (831) 440-5297(831) 440-5297
      Toll-Free:
      (800) 488-3436(800) 488-3436
      Fax:
      (831) 440-5201(831) 440-5201

      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

      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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      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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      1Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.

      2Morgan Stanley offers a wide array of brokerage and advisory services to its clients, each of which may create a different type of relationship with different obligations to you. Please consult with your Financial Advisor to understand these differences.

      3Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.

      4Insurance products are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.

      5Insurance products are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.

      6Annuities are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.

      7Investors 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.

      8Alternative Investments are speculative and include a high degree of risk. An investor could lose all or a substantial amount of his/her investment. Alternative investments are suitable only for qualified, long-term investors who are willing to forgo liquidity and put capital at risk for an indefinite period of time.

      9Income generated from an investment in a municipal bond is generally exempt from federal income taxes. Some income may be subject to state and local taxes and to the federal alternative minimum tax. Capital gains, if any, are subject to tax.

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