Welcome

As Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Advisors, we provide portfolio management, financial planning, and family office services. Clients choose us for our integrity, and consistency. Our team distinguishes itself by our comprehensive offerings where we can help those whose financial lives require the broadest possible spectrum.

We are committed to helping you have an experience that is more rewarding, and we do so by our collaborative efforts as a team and our personalized service. We look forward to learning more about you and your family, and discussing how we can work together.
Capabilities
  • Investment Management
  • Comprehensive Wealth Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Pre-Liquidity Planning
  • 10b5-(1) Programs
  • Proprietary Investment Opportunities
  • Sustainable & Responsible Investing
Securities Agent: WA, VT, VA, UT, TX, TN, SC, RI, PA, OK, OH, NY, NV, NJ, NH, NC, MN, MI, MD, MA, LA, IN, IL, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AR; Managed Futures; Transactional Futures/Commodities; General Securities Representative
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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

Approach

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.

About Patrick

PJ Schwarz, CFP, is a Managing Director and Private Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley’s headquarters in midtown Manhattan.  He brings over two decades of investment, financial planning, and trust/estate experience to his team and clients. He focuses on organizing and prioritizing client objectives through a consultative planning approach.

Over his 25-year career, PJ has developed the experience and process to address the financial and generational issues facing today’s affluent families and entrepreneurs.  From an investment perspective, PJ translates clients’ circumstances and goals into an appropriate plan of action. 
 
Industry wide, PJ has been recognized in Barron's Top 1200 Financial Advisors (2012-2018) and Forbes' Best-In-State Wealth Advisors (2018).   PJ is a graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in Economics, and earned an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business.  

Outside of work, PJ enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, reading, golf and woodworking.  He is President of the Board for the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of the Archdiocese of NY, which serves 26,000 children.

    Location

    1585 Broadway, 21st
    Fl
    New York, NY 10036
    US
    Direct:
    (212) 761-7828(212) 761-7828
    Fax:
    (917) 720-9553(917) 720-9553
    Economic and Market Perspectives

    On the Markets

    Managing Significant Wealth

    • Investment Management
    • Wealth Transfer & Philanthropy
    • Cash Management & Lending
    • Family Governance & Wealth Education
    • Lifestyle Advisory
    • Business Services
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