Michael G. Sperlinga

Over the course of 26 years in finance, Michael has developed and maintained a notable book of clients.  Michael focuses his expertise on retirement and benefit plan services, asset management, philanthropic management, estate planning, executive compensation, 401k rollover and portfolio risk mitigation.  Protecting each client’s downside is his primary goal. His unique approach to financial management begins with a thorough study and daily review of the events impacting the global and national macroeconomic climate. Michael leverages and communicates the potential financial impact stemming from these events during regularly scheduled client meetings. By leveraging an acute understanding of macroeconomic events with each client's personal situation, Michael is able to effectively and strategically position each individual portfolio.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Asset Management2
  • Business Planning3
  • Cash Management4
  • Estate Planning Strategies5
  • Stock Option Plans6
  • Alternative Investments7
  • Business Succession Planning8
  • Executive Financial Services9
Securities Agent: TX, CT, CA, WA, VT, VI, VA, UT, SC, RI, PA, OR, OK, NY, NM, NJ, NH, NC, MS, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, KS, IN, IL, ID, IA, GA, FL, DE, DC, CO, AZ, AK; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
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Education

  • BS in Finance Bentley University
  • Series 7
  • Series 63 & 65

Personal Interests

Michael spent most of his life just outside of Boston before moving to Southern, CA in 2017.  He is an avid baseball fan supporting the Boston Red Sox.  He enjoys traveling, golf and spending time with his wife Shannon and two boys Leonardo (6) and Maximus (4)

    Client Service Team

    • Kimberly Hitchcock - Portfolio Associate
      Kimberly Hitchcock started working in the financial industry after graduating from Indiana University Northwest in 2006. She began her career in the financial industry as a relationship manager focusing on marketing and client communication at Oak Partners Inc. in Northwest Indiana.She joined Morgan Stanley as a Client Service Associate in 2007.  Shortly after she became a Registered Associate by obtaining her FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses.  Kimberly is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and relationship building with a positive attitude and frequent communication.Kimberly currently lives in Southern California with her husband Larry and enjoys spending time with her three children Dominic, Elizabeth and Emily.
    • Grayson McCormick
      Grayson McCormick was born and raised in North County San Diego. He was in the second graduating class at Canyon Crest Academy High School. Following that, he obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Economics with a minor in Business Management from the University of Oregon. Three years ago, Grayson moved to Los Angeles where he began his career in the financial services industry.  More recently, he relocated back to San Diego. Grayson now resides in South Oceanside where he surfs almost every day. When he is not at the beach Grayson enjoys backpacking, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.   

    Location

    5796 Armada Drive
    Suite 200
    Carlsbad, CA 92008
    US
    Direct:
    (760) 602-3540(760) 602-3540
    Toll-Free:
    (800) 676-0460(800) 676-0460
    Fax:
    (760) 931-4647(760) 931-4647
    From My Desk

    Global Investment Committee Weekly


    Investment and Market Perspectives

    On the Markets

    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
    Investing in Artificial Intelligence and Automation

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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
    Facing Financial Stress? Your Employer May Be Able to Help

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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
    Choosing an Environmental Charity

    Choosing an Environmental Charity

    There are a multitude of non-profits dedicated to helping protect the environment. Here’s how to choose where you want to give.

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