My Story

Lee Meeks is an Austin-based Financial Advisor with The Capital of Texas Group at Morgan Stanley. Lee assists clients with three fundamentals of financial security; wealth accumulation, wealth preservation and generational wealth transfer, so her clients can devote their time to their own passions. A founding member of The Capital Group of Texas at Morgan Stanley, Lee also is the team’s primary liaison with client CPAs and estate attorneys, aligning each client’s goals among their trusted professionals.

A native of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Lee moved to Austin to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas, and never left. For almost three decades, she has been helping clients define, articulate and achieve their financial goals.

In addition to her degree, Lee has continued her education in financial services. She earned the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™® designation, which requires hundreds of hours of classroom time and ongoing re-certification.
Lee and her husband are proud parents of two adult children. They enjoy the outdoors with their dogs Bentley and Paisley. Lee is an avid runner, as well as a committed animal lover – she devotes much of her free time working in animal rescue.
Services Include
  • Sustainable Investing1
  • Wealth Management2
  • Financial Planning3
  • Estate Planning Strategies4
  • Retirement Planning5
  • Alternative Investments6
  • Fixed Income7
  • Lending Products
  • Municipal Bonds8
  • Philanthropic Services
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Annuities9
  • Long Term Care Insurance10
  • Business Succession Planning11
  • 529 Plans12
  • Endowments and Foundations13
  • Life Insurance14
  • Planning for Individuals with Special Needs15
Securities Agent: TX, OK, WA, VA, TN, SD, SC, PA, NY, NV, NM, NJ, MO, MI, MD, MA, LA, KY, KS, ID, IA, FL, CO, CA, AK; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
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The Capital of Texas Group

The Capital of Texas Group is founded on a simple principle – We believe that affluent families, business owners and executives are too busy to actively manage their complex financial lives. Between their careers and their rich, full lives, there is no time to create a strategy for retirement, or address issues of wealth transfer, or even clearly define their goals.

An investment portfolio created without specific objectives, may produce excessive risk, inadequate performance lack a clear way to measure how they’re doing.

At the Capital of Texas Group at Morgan Stanley, we work with a select group of clients like these to provide a full range of wealth management advice and service, while simplifying their decision-making and handling day to day management.

We also work with select businesses, institutions and foundations, providing professional portfolio management, retirement plan consultation and other services.

With three highly credentialed advisors each having specific areas of knowledge, our “sophisticated simplicity” model is intended to give you both the wealth management services you need, and more time to live the life you’ve worked hard to build.

Sophisticated Simplicity - what it means for you

Sophisticated Simplicity - what it means for you

“Sophisticated simplicity” is both a guiding principle for our team, and a description of our process for creating wealth management plans for our clients.

We begin with an extensive discovery process, during which we help our clients define and articulate their goals – retire early, purchase a vacation home, fund college educations for subsequent generations, leave a meaningful gift to a cherished institution and so on.

Then, we create a comprehensive wealth management plan centered around those goals. Every recommendation is the result of an exhaustive and detailed analysis of appropriate investments, time horizons, assets and liabilities, liquidity, and tax implications.

Additionally, we believe “sophisticated simplicity” means that our plans are robust but also flexible, to accommodate the changes that inevitably occur. These include both life events (the birth of a child, a marriage or divorce, the sale of a business, for example) and macroeconomic variations, such as a market correction or financial crisis.  Furthermore, with your permission, we may consult with your attorney or accountant, to ensure that all your trusted advisors are in alignment with your long-term strategy.

At The Capital of Texas Group, we have the skill and experience to help you handle even the most complex wealth management situation … and take as much of it off your plate as you deem appropriate.

Through it all, our goal is to help you live your life, knowing that you have a plan in place custom-designed around your goals and objectives.

    Working with endowments, corporations and institutions

    • Retirement plans
      In today’s lean business and non-profit environment, managers are expected to take on more complex challenges than they have time for. Case in point – retirement plans.

      Despite their importance as part of an employee retention strategy, a retirement plan is often just one of many tasks a busy manager is expected to handle.

      The Capital of Texas Group at Morgan Stanley can help, by providing consultation and advice for the most difficult challenges:

      Managing fiduciary responsibility
      Managing an RFP process
      Selecting the most appropriate vendor
      Improving participation rates
      Increasing deferral rates
      Creating an employee education program
      Benchmarking and measurement
    • Investment management
      We also help endowments and institutions manage their investments, from comprehensive portfolio management to thoughtful advice on investment strategy to assisting with presentations to the board, whose investment knowledge can vary widely.
    • Employee compensation
      We frequently work with executives to incorporate their non-cash compensation into a comprehensive wealth management strategy. Our experience and knowledge enables us to advise your executives on issues like concentrated stock positions, when and how to exercise stock options and other complexities. By helping your executives potentially maximize the value of their benefits, we help ensure that your firm enjoys the strategic advantages the programs were designed to deliver.
    • Tax laws are complex and subject to change. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”) , its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors and Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice and are not “fiduciaries” (under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code or otherwise) with respect to the services or activities described herein except as otherwise provided in writing by Morgan Stanley and/or as described at www.morganstanley.com/disclosures/dol. Individuals are encouraged to consult their tax and legal advisors (a) before establishing a retirement plan or account, and (b) regarding any potential tax, ERISA and related consequences of any investments made under such plan or account.

    What I believe about managing wealth

    Ideally, when choosing a financial advisor or a wealth management team, you are starting a decades-long relationship. How do you know if you will be happy working with them? It’s a fair question. To help answer it, we’d like to share the principles that drive The Capital of Texas Group:

    Always start with a goal.

    Financial decisions are about balancing objectives – risk vs. return, for example. Without a target in mind, those decisions are made blind.

    Everything is connected.

    Today’s financial decision affects the ones to come. That’s why we believe in comprehensive wealth management, to help ensure that each choice aligns with a client’s goals.

    Keep it simple.

    Even the most sophisticated wealth management strategies and tactics should feel simple to our client. We do the work so you don’t have to.

    Be prepared.

    No one knows what the future holds. We work to protect our clients against the unforeseen.

    Conserve by being conservative.

    Many clients prefer to focus on wealth preservation, which reflects our values as well.

    Focus on retirement.

    The team’s advisors all have advanced credentials focused on retirement – it is often at the core of our wealth management plans.

    Investing and emotion don’t mix.

    There is considerable research that proves it – we provide the perspective and even hand that help clients stay on track through emotional times.

    Every relationship should last a lifetime.

    We can’t guarantee it will, of course … but our commitment to honesty, integrity and elite service are designed to earn your trust over years, decades and generations.

      Location

      301 Congress Avenue
      Suite 1400
      Austin, TX 78701
      US
      Direct:
      (512) 370-0465(512) 370-0465
      Toll-Free:
      (800) 234-1940(800) 234-1940
      Fax:
      (512) 370-0475(512) 370-0475
      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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      • Asset Management
      • Wealth Planning
      • Traditional Investments
      • Alternative Investments
      • Impact Investing
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      Family

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      • 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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      • Donor Advised Funds
      • Impact Investing
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