My Practice

With over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, my practice focuses on working with publicly traded pharmaceutical company executives, employees, and their families in helping them establish, plan for, and achieve their financial goals. These goals include everything from investment, retirement, and education planning, to executive compensation analysis, tax-efficient stock option/restricted stock execution and pension distribution strategies.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Retirement Planning2
  • Financial Planning3
  • Stock Option Plans4
  • Stock Purchase Plans
  • Corporate Pension Funds
  • Executive Financial Services5
  • Executive Benefit Services6
  • Estate Planning Strategies7
  • Planning for Education Funding8
Securities Agent: CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, WA; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
NMLS#: 907687
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Experience

2016 - Present: Morgan Stanley
Associate Vice President
Financial Advisor

2012 - 2016: Merrill Lynch
Assistant Vice President
Financial Advisor

2006 - 2012: John Hancock Financial Network
Financial Advisor

    Education

    • University of Hartford - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Concentration in Economics and Finance
    • CFP®, Certified Financial Planner - Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
    • ChFC®, Chartered Financial Consultant. - The American College

    Working With You

    My primary goal as an advisor is to provide each of my clients with sound financial advice in a professional, transparent, and personalized manner in order to create strong, long lasting multi-generational relationships built upon trust.

    My approach to wealth management begins by getting to know each client's unique situation by working together to help understand, uncover and establish their personal and financial goals. Then, as a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) designation certificant, I translate these goals into a comprehensive financial plan tailored to each client's specific needs.

    Once the plan is in place, we use low-cost, actively managed investment strategies that fit each client's risk tolerance, timeline, and liquidity needs by leveraging the firm's scale, research and strategies in an effort to best position our clients’ portfolios in the ever-changing financial markets.

    Each investment and financial plan is then consistently monitored and adjusted on an ongoing basis. By doing so we are able to track our clients' progress towards reaching their goals while keeping an open line of communication in regards to investment changes, market commentary and portfolio reviews.

      Awards

      • Nicholas Dawit named to Morgan Stanley's Pacesetter's Club (2018)
      • Nicholas Dawit recognized as Five Star Wealth Manager by Philadelphia Magazine (2018)
      • Nicholas Dawit awarded Senior Portfolio Manager title (2018)
      • Nicholas Dawit named to Morgan Stanley's Pacesetter's Club (2017)
      • Nicholas Dawit recognized as Five Star Wealth Manager by Philadelphia Magazine (2017)

      Client Service Team

      • Heather Laubscher - Registered Client Service Associate
        Heather started in the financial industry with Morgan Stanley in 2009. She received a B.S. in Supply Chain Management within the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University. She holds series 7 and 66 licenses. Heather recently ran the Blue Cross Broad Street Run for the third time. She resides in the Washington Square West neighborhood of center city Philadelphia.

      Location

      1650 Market St 42nd
      Fl
      Philadelphia, PA 19103
      US
      Direct:
      (215) 963-3814(215) 963-3814
      Toll Free:
      (800) 233-1414(800) 233-1414
      Fax:
      (215) 854-6125(215) 854-6125
      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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      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
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