Our Commitment

Our mission is to be a personal trusted advisor for our clients while building a long-term relationship based on integrity, accountability, and understanding. In a world of “Robo-advisors” and “one-size –fits-all ETF Portfolios,” we have found that most affluent investors are treated generically, in portfolios that might or might not meet their objectives. In contrast, Monarch Beach Wealth Management Group works with a limited number of affluent families and individuals utilizing the same principles we use when creating customized plans for our largest institutional clients. Institutions are successful because their plans are created to meet their specific goals. Every plan we create is unique to each individual client needs and aspirations.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Alternative Investments2
  • Asset Management3
  • Endowments and Foundations4
  • Estate Planning Strategies5
  • Exchange Traded Funds6
  • Financial Planning7
  • Institutional Services
  • Planning for Education Funding8
  • Professional Portfolio Management9
  • Retirement Planning10
  • Structured Products11
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Working With You

As one of the few Family Wealth Director, George and his team have undergone extensive training, which enables us to manage and expand upon complex estate planning strategies and solutions that affluence demands. We distinguish ourselves by introducing an entirely exclusive level of wealth planning – our focus is much more holistic to include the most comprehensive estate, tax, and legacy plans. Our team coordinates with your CPA, and attorneys’ to craft an in-depth plan that encompasses all aspects of not only your finances, but your life. When completed, we oversee that the plan is fully implemented with continuous check-ups. Our results are measured not only in the numbers surrounding investment returns, but in personalized strategies to address all challenges of your life. These results are sometimes far more meaningful to future generations, but give our clients the confidence to have peace of mind.

    Our Clients

    Our ideal clients are families and individuals, who through their passion and hard work, spent a lifetime building wealth. For the majority, we are their primary advisor and have been for many years. This level of trust is built over the years. Our clients appreciate the fact that we make the extra effort to educate and explain the reasoning behind our investment recommendations that may impact your overall wealth strategy. We serve as your gateway to the intellectual strength and global resources of Morgan Stanley.  Most clients take a long term, conservative approach to investing, preferring consistent returns with an emphasis on preservation of wealth, rather employing the high risk returns. In the end, it is all about making a difference: When we have done our job right, our clients and their future generations get to live their richest and fullest life.

    As a Family Wealth Director, George and his team at the Monarch Beach Wealth Management Group work with a limited number of affluent families and individuals. We are committed to delivering a custom-made experience for their clients. Each person is different, with diverse goals, needs and objectives, every plan we create is unique to each individual client situation.

      Location

      1901 Main Street
      7th Floor
      Irvine, CA 92614
      US
      Direct:
      (949) 955-7876(949) 955-7876
      Toll-Free:
      (800) 575-7706(800) 575-7706

      Meet Monarch Beach Wealth Management Group

      About Me

      George graduated from the California State University Fullerton where he received his undergraduate degree in 1985. He completed the last year of his undergraduate degree at Somerville College, Oxford England. He is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School University of Pennsylvania and was awarded the designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA).  From 1988 to 1999, George was Senior Consultant with Monarch Beach Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley.  In 1999, he earned his  Senior Institutional Consultant designation. In 2001 George completed the NYU Stern School of Business,  Masters of Wealth Management Program and in 2012 was awarded the title of Senior Portfolio Management Director at Morgan Stanley. In 2015 George earned the prestigious title of Family Wealth Director. There are only just over 200 Family Wealth Directors across the world for Morgan Stanley and only 20 when combined with the Senior Institutional Consultant Designation.
      NMLS#1288360  CA INS LIC 0A58420
      Securities Agent: TX, CA, WY, WI, WA, VA, UT, TN, SC, PA, OR, OK, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NC, MO, MN, MD, MA, KY, IL, ID, HI, GA, FL, CO, AZ, AK; Managed Futures; Transactional Futures/Commodities; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1288360

      About Me

      Stacey is a Financial Advisor with the Monarch Beach Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley working with successful families and business owners managing their financial world. She began her investment career in 2000 where she started as an intern but quickly became captivated by the financial industry and shortly after earned her securities licenses, Series 7 and 66.  She has spent the past 17 years crafting and servicing financial solutions for high net worth individuals and families utilizing principles of true wealth management.  She continues to expand her knowledge so she is able to help her clients navigate through the increasingly complex financial environment. Stacey recently earned the title of Financial Planning Specialist at Morgan Stanley.  She graduated from California State University Fullerton where she received her undergraduate degree in Business Management.   Stacey enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband, David and their two children.  

       CA insurance Lic. # 0K65888  NMLS ID 1460472
      Securities Agent: TX, CA, WY, WI, WA, VA, TN, SC, OR, OK, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NC, MO, MN, MD, MA, KY, IL, ID, HI, GA, FL, CO, AZ, AK; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1460472
      CA Insurance License #: 0K65888

      About Me

      Vinit is a Financial Advisor with the Monarch Beach Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley. He began his investment career at Gabelli Asset Management (GAMCO) as an equity trader for Mario Gabelli’s mutual funds.  His time at GAMCO instilled a strong foundation for the fundamentals of investing and taught him the importance of quantifying the Risk/Reward spectrum, deep-dive fundamental research, and a firm understanding of a prospective investment’s business model along with the competitive forces impacting it. After seeking the advice of Mario, he decided to pursue his MBA to further his interest in asset allocation, suitable investment selection, and risk control. 

      He would later serve as a Portfolio Manager at GAMCO and Noble Partners, a Boston based hedge fund.  It was during his time at Noble Partners, Vinit discovered his passion for technical analysis, and decided to pursue the Chartered Market Technician program, a three year intensive study on the recognition and application of technical analysis.

      After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a MBA in dual concentrations of Finance and Accounting, Vinit joined Ospraie Fund Management, a prominent commodity-based hedge fund, as an Analyst.  Vinit’s investment process begins with generating a Top-down Macro view, examining industry economics, identifying secular trends, and determining industry catalysts. 

      After spending the majority of his early life on the East Coast, Vinit relocated to Orange County with his wife (who originally is from California) and 7 and 9 year old daughters.  When he is away from the office, he enjoys surfing, CrossFit, and coaching his daughters’ sports.

      NMLS ID# 1578887  CA Insurance license # 0M22131
      Securities Agent: TX, CA, WY, WI, WA, VT, VA, UT, TN, SC, PA, OR, OK, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NC, MT, MO, MN, MI, MD, MA, LA, KY, KS, IL, ID, IA, HI, GA, FL, CT, CO, AZ, AK; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1578887

      About Me

      Erica joined The Monarch Beach Wealth Management Group in 2004, and has been in the securities industry for over 12 years.  She graduated from the California Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2003.  Erica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in both Marketing and Advertising.  As a Sr. Client Service Associate, Erica’s primary role is in the management of the daily operations of the business.  She oversees the preparation and administration of new accounts/documents and educates our client about the various management tools such as MS Online and MS Mobile App available to our clients.  Erica’s comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the business, superior attention to detail, and exceptional customer service make her essential to the success of both our team and our clients.

      About Me

      Lauren joined The Monarch Beach Wealth Management Group in 2014.  She graduated from Whittier College in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Marketing.  She completed her Juris Doctorate degree at Western State College of Law in 2017.  Lauren’s primary role consists of the daily asset management of client accounts and assisting clients with their tailored lending needs.
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