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What kind of impact do you want your money to have in the world? Increasingly, investors of all sizes are catalyzing large-scale solutions to complex social and environmental challenges. Nicholas helps his clients develop and implement sustainable investing strategies. He does so through Morgan Stanley's Investing with Impact Platform, a selection of investment solutions that can align your values with your financial goals.

The purpose of sustainable investing is to direct capital towards companies that are effectively dealing with environmental and social issues in an effort to improve communities and move to a more sustainable global economy.

Morgan Stanley's Investing with Impact platform identifies solutions aiming to generate market-rate financial returns while demonstrating positive social and/or environmental impact. A growing amount of data - coming from both academic and financial institutions is debunking the myth that sustainable investing means sacrificing returns.

While having a passion for Sustainable Investing, Nicholas focuses on tax efficient asset management for successful individuals and people moving into retirement through the use of traditional equity, fixed income, and also alternative investments. He helps individuals diversify large positions of highly appreciated, single stock holding in Mid to Large market capitalization companies.

Nicholas applies and emphases Goal-Based financial planning. He listens to your values and needs, identifies the return required to achieve your individual goals, and invests accordingly. As a result, his clients are not taking on unnecessary risk that could ultimately derail their future.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Retirement Planning2
  • Sustainable Investing3
  • Structured Products4
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Cash Management5
  • Executive Benefit Services6
  • Executive Financial Services7
  • Financial Planning8
  • Municipal Bonds9
  • Philanthropic Services
  • Trust Accounts10
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    Goals Planning System | GPS

    Our integrated platform ties goals to implementation, leveraging the intellectual capital and
    sophisticated institutional capabilities of Morgan Stanley

    Discover
    Start with a conversation to uncover your goals and understand your entire financial picture.

    Advise
    Work with you to assess various scenarios and advise you on the strategies to help meet those goals.

    Implement
    Look across multiple accounts/products to identify the combination to help meet spending needs and invest tax-efficiently

    Track Progress*
    Periodic review of your financial situation with the ability to make adjustments according to your needs, life events and changing market conditions*

      Location

      101 W Broadway
      Ste 1800
      San Diego, CA 92101
      US
      Direct:
      (619) 544-6554(619) 544-6554

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      • Retirement Plan Participants
      • Annuities
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      • Foundations
      • Donor Advised Funds
      • Impact Investing
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      1Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.

      2Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.

      3The returns on a portfolio consisting primarily of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) aware investments may be lower or higher than a portfolio that is more diversified or where decisions are based solely on investment considerations. Because ESG criteria exclude some investments, investors may not be able to take advantage of the same opportunities or market trends as investors that do not use such criteria.

      4Structured Investments are complex and not suitable for all investors, and there is no assurance that a strategy of using structured product for wealth preservation, yield enhancement, and/or interest rate risk hedging will meet its objectives.

      5Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC is a registered Broker/Dealer, Member SIPC, and not a bank. Where appropriate, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC has entered into arrangements with banks and other third parties to assist in offering certain banking related products and services.

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      9Income generated from an investment in a municipal bond is generally exempt from federal income taxes. Some income may be subject to state and local taxes and to the federal alternative minimum tax. Capital gains, if any, are subject to tax.

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