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.
  • Comprehensive Wealth Planning
  • Pre-Liquidity Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Open-Architecture Platform
  • Manager Selection
  • Risk Management
  • Philanthropy Management
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
Securities Agent: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, PR, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, WY; BM/Supervisor; General Securities Principal; General Securities Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
NMLS#: 1268255
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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.


  • Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors in the U.S.
  • Forbes Magazine America’s Top 100 Financial Advisors
  • Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors by Wealthmanagement.com
  • Financial Times Top 400 Elite Advisers
  • Barron’s Top Advisors by State

Client Service Team

  • Robert Vaughan - Private Wealth Advisor Associate
    Robert graduated from the University of Arizona in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Prior to graduation, he spent a summer interning for Makena Capital in the Asset Allocation division. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley full time, he worked as an account executive for Apttus, a Bay Area-based startup. Robert joined The Sawyer Group in October of 2017 and his duties include business development, client relations, client performance appraisals, research and investment manager due diligence. Robert holds the Series 7 and 66 registrations with FINRA. He resides in New York City.
    Securities Agent: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, PR, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; General Sercurities Representative
    NMLS#: 1764845
  • Barbara Fazio - Business Development Director, Private Wealth Management
    Barbara joined Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in 2003. Her career began in Consumer Banking with NationsBank in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In 1996, she transferred from Florida to New York as a Business Manager in the Corporate Banking Division. In 1998, following the merger of NationsBank and Bank of America, Barbara moved over to Corporate & Investment Banking as a Marketing Analyst. In 2001, she then joined Private Client Services at Banc of America Securities LLC as a Sales Analyst with The Sawyer Group. Prior to her career at Bank of America, she was part of a management training program at First Investors Life Insurance Company, and upon graduating from college, worked in retail as a Business Administrator. Barbara has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Social Sciences from Montclair State University. Her duties encompass all facets of client relationships, coordination of team operations, cash management, trading, restricted stock transactions, new account establishment, account maintenance and funds disbursements. Barbara holds the Series 7, 66 and 31 registrations with FINRA. She resides in Ocean, New Jersey.
  • Caitlin Kauke - Registered Associate
    Caitlin graduated from the University of Scranton in May of 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing. Upon graduation, she spent a year working as an account executive in the advertising sales department of Crain's New York Business. In July of 2006, she left Crain's to intern on the Institutional Equities Sales desk at Deutsche Bank, and subsequently joined our team at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. Her duties include sales team support, client relations, new account establishment, account maintenance, correspondence and funds disbursements. Caitlin holds the Series 7 and 66 registrations with FINRA. She was born and raised in New York City and currently resides in Rockville Centre, New York.
  • Andrew Sawyer - Registered Associate
    Andrew graduated from Boston College in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the Carroll School of Management. Prior to graduation, he spent a summer interning for Morgan Stanley in their Private Wealth Management division. Andrew joined The Sawyer Group in February of 2016 and his duties include client relations, client performance appraisals, research and investment manager due diligence. Andrew holds the Series 7, 66 and 31 registrations with FINRA. He resides in New York City.


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New York, NY 10036
(212) 603-6269(212) 603-6269
(212) 307-3870(212) 307-3870
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  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Lifestyle Advisory
  • Business Services
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