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Michael Piccolo is a First Vice President at the Morgan Stanley Pearl River office.  Mike began his career as an investment professional in 1993.  Over his 20 year career, Mike has served his clients throughout the Rockland and Bergen Counties at institutions such as the Bank of New York, Wachovia Securities and Wells Fargo Investments.Mike is firmly committed to long-term relationships and strives to deliver exceptional client service.  He listens carefully to clients’ goals, aspirations and concerns and works to help them in achieving their financial objectives.As an alumnus of SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Political Science, Mike continues to deepen his financial education by completing various certifications and investment designations within the industry including the Certified Retirement Counselor Curriculum.Mike’s experience in both the institutional and retail brokerage channels, alongside his involvement with the private banking network supports a full service landscape at Morgan Stanley in order to provide and complete an overall wealth management process for his clients.Born in the Bronx, New York, Michael Piccolo is a first generation Vietnamese-Italian-American. Michael’s father was born in Italy and served two tours in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. During his service in the military, his father met his mother and raised Michael alongside his two brothers Dominic Jr. and John in Long Island, New York.  Mike’s unique family upbringing taught him the importance of giving back. Over the past decade, Mike has served on the Board of Directors for The Jawonio Foundation and is primarily responsible for strengthening the core values of the foundation, which is helping individuals with disabilities and special needs gain independence and equality.
Services Include
  • Wealth Consulting
  • Wealth Management1
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • 529 Plans2
  • Annuities3
  • Asset Management4
  • Business Planning5
  • Business Succession Planning6
  • Cash Management7
  • Certificates of Deposit8
  • Corporate Bonds9
  • Corporate Retirement Plans10
  • Estate Planning Strategies11
  • Exchange Traded Funds12
  • Financial Planning13
  • Fixed Income14
  • Life Insurance15
  • Municipal Bonds16
  • Philanthropic Services
  • Planning for Education Funding17
  • Planning for Individuals with Special Needs18
  • Professional Portfolio Management19
  • Qualified Plans
  • Qualified Retirement Plans20
  • Retirement Planning21
  • Sustainable Investing22
  • Trust Services*
Securities Agent: NJ, WA, VT, VA, TX, SC, PA, OR, NY, NM, NH, NC, MT, GA, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AR; General Securities Representative; BM/Supervisor; Investment Advisor Representative
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Experience

The Bank of New York: 1996 to 2006






Wells Fargo Advisors: 2006 to 2011






Morgan Stanley: 2011 to Present

    Working With You

    I believe that identifying financial solutions begins with a solid understanding of your goals, objectives and risk tolerance.   What are your hopes and dreams, what are the things that keep you up at night?   I follow a disciplined process that enables us to work with you to craft a solution that helps to meet your individual financial needs:   Whatever your financial goal-whether to grow your wealth, preserve it or pass it on to others, you can count on us to help you with a strategy that is personal.

      Location

      1 Blue Hill Plaza
      Pearl River, NY 10965
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      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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      Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
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      • Foundations
      • Donor Advised Funds
      • Impact Investing
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