Welcome

As Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Advisors, we combine our own talents and experience with the vast resources of a global financial services firm to address the planning, governance, liability management and investing needs of ultra high net worth families, their businesses and philanthropic enterprises. We take a holistic approach that is grounded in investment strategy, but covers virtually every aspect of your financial life: risk management, liabilities, trusts and estate structures and even family dynamics and lifestyle management issues. Our goal is to help preserve and grow your financial, family and social capital so that it can have the greatest positive impact today and for generations to come.We look forward to learning more about you and your family, and discussing the resources we can place at your disposal.
Capabilities
  • Comprehensive Wealth Planning
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Philanthropy Management
  • Open-Architecture Platform
  • Risk Management
  • Hedging Strategies
  • Pre-Liquidity Planning
  • Corporate Services
  • 10b5-(1) Programs
  • Sustainable & Responsible Investing
  • Proprietary Investment Opportunities
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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

Approach

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.

Global Franchise

Morgan Stanley serves a global clientele of individuals, families, corporations, endowments, foundations, governments and others through three core businesses:
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Institutional Securities Group
  • Investment Management
Our strength and synergies across each of these businesses not only contributes to the economic vitality and stability of the firm, but also expands the vast resources, expertise and global insight that we can offer you.
Morgan Stanley Franchise Power
  • $2.4tn in client assets under management1
  • Morgan Stanley reported revenues of $11.9Bn1
  • More than 55,000 global employees1
  • Global footprint includes 1,200 offices in 31 countries on six continents1
  • Tier 1 risk-based capital Ratio under U.S. Basel III was approximately 17.8%1
  • $206Bn in liquidity reserve1
  • Long-term credit rating A3, BBB+ and A, by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively2
1Unaudited. As of March 31, 2018, Morgan Stanley Quarterly Financial Supplement
2MorganStanley.com/InvestorRelations

Location

1747 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Ste 700
Washington, DC 20006
US
Direct:
(202) 292-5470(202) 292-5470

Meet Michael J. O'Neill and Kevin D. Nee

About Me

Michael is a Managing Director, Wealth Management with Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management division.  He has been with Morgan Stanley since 1983.  Michael has been nationally recognized by Forbes in 2018 on their Best-in-State Advisors list, by Barron’s Top 1000 Advisors 2009-2013 and Top 1200 2014- 2018, by the Financial Times on their Top 400 Advisors list in 2014 and 2017 and as one of the Washington DC area Top Money Advisors by Washingtonian Magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

 

He has served on Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Advisor Council and as a Trustee or Director with several Washington, DC based non-profit organizations.

Professional Details:
35 Years with Morgan Stanley
University of Delaware, B.A.
Securities Agent: VA, FL, DE, DC, WI, WA, VT, VI, TX, TN, SC, RI, PA, OR, OK, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NC, MO, MI, MD, MA, LA, IN, IL, IA, GA, CO, CA, AL; Managed Futures; Transactional Futures/Commodities; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1262201

About Me

Kevin is a Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor with Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management division. He has been with Morgan Stanley since 2006. Kevin has been nationally recognized by Forbes in 2017 and 2018 as a Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisor. According to Forbes, the list includes 1,000 young, talented advisors who represent the future of the wealth management industry. Prior to joining Private Wealth Management, Kevin worked as part of the Morgan Stanley Washington D.C. management team as a Compliance and Risk Officer. Kevin lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two children. He is an active supporter and member of the Cornell Lacrosse Alumni Association and enjoys coaching youth players in the area.

Professional Details and Designations:
12 Years with Morgan Stanley
Cornell University, B.S.
University of Maryland, M.B.A.
Securities Agent: TX, DC, WI, WA, VT, VI, VA, TN, SC, RI, PA, OR, OK, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NC, MO, MI, MD, MA, LA, IN, IL, IA, GA, FL, DE, CO, CA, AL; General Securities Representative; BM/Supervisor; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1426083

About Me

Cathie Landon is a Vice President, Group Director with over 33 years of industry experience.  She joined Morgan Stanley in 1989 and served on the National Service Advisory Council from 2012 to 2014.  Cathie manages the operational and client service functions for the team.  She resides in Rosslyn, Virginia with her husband and enjoys traveling and tennis.

 

Professional Details and Designations:
28 Years with Morgan Stanley
Attended Ohio Wesleyan University

About Me

Michael Hill is a Senior Registered Associate with Morgan Stanleys Private Wealth Management Division. He has been with Morgan Stanley since 2010. Michael currently resides in Rockville, MD with his wife Rosa and son Michael Jr.

 

Professional Details and Designations:
7 Years with Morgan Stanley
West Virginia University, B.A.
Economic and Market Perspectives

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  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Lifestyle Advisory
  • Business Services
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