Led by Anna Winderbaum and Joseph Lerner, we are a highly experienced team with a common goal: to help our clients address the complex, multifaceted challenges of managing significant wealth.

We work with a select group of ultra-high net worth individuals, families, family offices, endowments and foundations.  Our clients are typically entrepreneurs, senior executives, multigenerational families and foundations.

We take a holistic approach with a focus on understanding our clients’ personal and financial goals, family dynamics, balance sheet needs and philanthropic activities.  This approach enables us to advise our clients broadly and cohesively across many aspects of their lives.  We then develop customized wealth strategies with a keen focus on portfolio analysis and asset allocation.

While investment strategy is at the core of our offering, nothing is more important to us than delivering a superior client service experience. We serve as a virtual family office for many high net worth families, and pride ourselves on addressing complex service requests promptly and professionally.

We are here to help our clients make confident decisions and simplify their day-to-day finances, so they are free to focus on their families, businesses and charitable endeavors.
  • Comprehensive Wealth Planning
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Investment Management
  • Open-Architecture Platform
  • Consolidated Reporting
  • Manager Selection
  • Philanthropy Management
  • Hedging Strategies
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainable & Responsible Investing
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About PWM

Founded in 1977, Private Wealth Management is the division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management that is dedicated to serving the firm’s most affluent clients, including some of the world’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, executives and stewards of multigenerational wealth. Functioning as an exclusive investment boutique within a global financial firm, we deliver sophisticated solutions that leverage the intellectual capital and insight of Morgan Stanley’s substantial global resources. Drawing on a deep understanding of your financial life, our goal is to help you:
  • Manage investments with an unwavering focus on your financial strategy and personal goals
  • Create comprehensive, multigenerational wealth management plans based on your needs, challenges and the values that guide your life and legacy
  • Simplify financial complexity to help you achieve clarity and control
Private Wealth Management Highlights
  • Approximately 250 teams1  specialized in assisting individuals and families with $20MM+ in investable assets
  • Over $330 billion in AUM2
  • Comprising 26% of the Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors list for 20173
  • Direct access to ultra high net worth experts in philanthropy, family dynamics, wealth transfer, lifestyle advisory and other areas of interest to ultra high net worth families
1 Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, December 31, 2017
2 Morgan Stanley Internal Compensable Revenue Report, December 31, 2017
3 Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors, April 2017


Discovery Process
Investing the time to learn about you and your family; your assets and liabilities and the risk exposures, enables us to formulate strategies and customize the relationship to your needs.
Formulation of Tax, Trust and Estate Strategy
Working with your tax and legal advisors, we help analyze your income and estate tax circumstances to identify and tailor planning techniques that may be used to address your objectives.
Creation of Customized Strategic Asset Allocation
Your customized asset allocation reflects risk, opportunities and taxation across multiple entities, while integrating your investing and estate plans.
Integration of Tactical Asset Allocation
Short-term adjustments seek to capitalize on temporary market distortions. Before making adjustments, we analyze the impact of taxes and trading costs on potential returns.
Implementation of a Customized Wealth Strategy
After comprehensive due diligence and analysis of expected results across multiple market scenarios, strategies are chosen from our expansive investment platform.
Ongoing Assessment
In coordination with your other advisors, we can conduct ongoing reviews and comprehensive reporting to ensure that your strategy adapts to changing financial and family needs.


  • Serial Entrepreneurs who have exited in sale or IPO
  • Ultra high net worth multigenerational families
  • Family offices with primary businesses in Real Estate and Private Equity
  • Individuals who have undergone Life Changing Special Situations
  • Senior Executives (Private & Public Companies)
  • Hedge Fund & Venture Capital Founders & Partners
  • Foundations & Endowment


We serve our clients as their personal family wealth advisor. Our mission is to evaluate and understand their important and sensitive family issues so that we can help them realize their goals.

Collaboration and education is a fundamental part of how we interact with clients. We provide continuous and informed communication, research and access to Morgan Stanley thought leadership.

We first seek to understand each client’s situation before recommending tailored investment solutions. As our clients’ needs evolve and the global markets change, we work diligently to align and rebalance portfolios to meet client objectives.

We build structure and manage customized portfolios in a transparent and liquid manner. This gives us the flexibility to design strategic investment strategies and incorporate tactical ideas.

We provide objective advice, but also think from an investor’s perspective. Our recommendations may include passive investments, our own discretionary strategies and/or investments chosen from the expansive Morgan Stanley open architecture platform.

We consider investments across every asset class, narrowing our focus to those opportunities we believe to be best suited for our clients’ specific needs and objectives.


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Meet Lerner Winderbaum Team

About Me

Anna Winderbaum has been advising wealthy families, foundations and family offices on a comprehensive and holistic basis for over 20 years. She works closely with clients to analyze their overall asset allocation and structure integrated and customized investment solutions that meet their current and long-term goals. Anna also helps her clients navigate the complexities of wealth and the changes of circumstance that occur in their business and personal lives. Anna and her partner, Joseph Lerner, lead an experienced seven person team within Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management division. Together, Anna and her team deliver the vast capabilities of the Firm to their clients in a highly customized manner. 

In 2018, Anna was named to Forbes Magazine’s list of “Top Women Wealth Advisors” and America’s Best-in-State Wealth Advisors. She was also recognized by Barron’s as one of the "Top 100 Women Financial Advisors" in the United States for the seventh year and one of the Top 1200 Financial Advisors in the United States for the second year.

Anna received her MBA in finance from Columbia Business School and her B.A. in international relations from Tufts University. Anna currently serves on the Board of Trustees and is a former Officer of B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue. Anna has also held many leadership roles for UJA-Federation on a national and local level; she is currently a member of the Investment Management Division Executive Committee and the Women's Executive Circle. She previously served as the Chair of the Investment Committee and member of the Board of Trustees of a New York City Private School.
Securities Agent: TX, NJ, WY, WV, WI, WA, VT, VI, VA, UT, TN, SD, SC, RI, PR, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NV, NM, NH, NE, ND, NC, MT, MS, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, KS, IN, IL, ID, IA, HI, GA, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AR, AL, AK; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
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About Me

Joseph Lerner advises families of significant wealth on matters involving how they preserve, maintain, grow and transfer their wealth. With over 22 years of investing experience in various aspects of the financial markets, Joseph and his partner, Anna Winderbaum, lead a seven person team within Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management division. Joseph draws upon his particular skills as a longtime investor in equities, private equity and alternatives as well as his training as an attorney. Together, Joseph and his team deliver the vast capabilities of the Firm in a customized and relevant manner to solve complex investment considerations. 

In 2018, Joseph was recognized by Barron's as one of the Top 1200 Financial Advisors in the United States and by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best-in-State Wealth Advisors. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2015, Joseph served as a senior relationship manager at Credit Suisse Private Bank in New York for 15 years after starting his career in wealth management at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1999. Prior to CS/DLJ, Joseph worked in the alternatives space in both hedge funds and private equity. 

Joseph graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a Juris Doctor and is an inactive member of the NY Bar Association. He received his B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, and serves on the executive board of the JCC of Tenafly, New Jersey. He has previously served on various finance & investment sub-committees for local non-profits.
Securities Agent: TX, NJ, WY, WV, WI, WA, VT, VI, VA, UT, TN, SD, SC, RI, PR, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NV, NM, NH, NE, ND, NC, MT, MS, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, KS, IN, IL, ID, IA, HI, GA, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AR, AL, AK; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1581086

About Me

With over 18 years of wealth management experience, Deanna oversees all of the team's administrative and operational activities She is responsible for all transactional activity for the team Deanna drives the client experience by ensuring that client needs are promptly met on an ongoing basis She also supports the team's efforts to create and implement highly customized investment strategies.

Deanna graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tulane University with a B.A. in economics.


About Me

Kiran has over 10 years of experience as an investment analyst, covering both equity and fixed income portfolios. He is an integral part of the team's asset management process. He focuses on investment research, portfolio analysis, providing asset allocation and plays an integral role in client performance reviews. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in July 2016, Kiran worked with Credit Suisse for over 9 years in New York and Mumbai.

Kiran is a Chartered Accountant from India and is a CFA Charter holder.

K iran.kumar@morganstanleypwm.com

About Me

Drawing on over320 years of experience in the financial services industry, Rebecca helps with all marketing, reporting, research and administrative matters She handles a great deal of the team's trading, oversees the account maintenance process and plays an instrumental role in creating client presentation materials Rebecca is dedicated to the client experience She provides exceptional service and ensures proper execution of all investment and administrative matters. 3

Rebecca received her B.S. in communications from Northeastern University.


About Me

Daniel joins our team from the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Analyst program, where he concentrated on investment research, financial planning, lending and cash management. Daniel focuses on business development, as well as investment proposals and market strategy.

Daniel received his B.A. in Economics from University of Michigan.

D aniel.orleans@morganstanley.com
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