Welcome

My goal is to be the quarterback of my clients’ financial lives. Financial markets can be intimidating to the average investor. I build meaningful relationships with my clients through unparalleled service and a commitment to enhancing their financial literacy.

My wife and I live in Los Angeles with our two dogs. We are committed animal welfare advocates. I'm a huge sports fan and an avid golfer. Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, I'm proud of both my Hispanic Heritage and American citizenship. I'm passionate about using my incredible team's resources to help diverse, minority communities build their wealth.
Areas of Specialty
  • • Pre- and Recent Retirees
  • • Divorced and Widowed Clients
  • • Financial Planning for LGBT
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Retirement Planning2
  • Financial Planning3
  • Sustainable Investing4
  • Corporate Retirement Plans5
  • Estate Planning Strategies6
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • 529 Plans7
  • Life Insurance8
  • Annuities9
Securities Agent: CA, WA, TX, TN, PA, OR, NY, NV, NJ, NC, MO, MN, MD, MA, LA, IN, IL, ID, HI, GA, FL, DC, CT, CO, AZ, AL; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 995031
CA Insurance License #: 0I98231
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Biography

About Rances


Rances Sainz, with the backing and expertise of Morgan Stanley, works to create customized financial plans for each client based on their specific needs.  Whether clients are looking to prepare for retirement, supplement their income or save for their children’s education, his wealth management practice helps ensure his clients on track to realize their dreams.

Rances started his career in finance five years ago at JP Morgan Chase.  After starting as a banking novice he worked his way up the ranks.  Rances was a national award winning Private Client Banker when he decided to take the next step in his career and joined Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor.  He built his reputation working with business owners, professionals, retirees and families.  His service model always puts clients first and his commitment to his clients is unsurpassed.

Born in Cuba, Rances and his family exiled to Miami when he was an infant.  He became a naturalized citizen as a child and called Miami his home for 30 years.  While a proud U.S. citizen, he carries his Hispanic heritage and his hometown close to his heart.  Rances loves to cook and is a passionate sports fan and avid golfer.  He relocated to beautiful Los Angeles five years ago and currently lives in Studio City with his wife Tana and their two Pekingese rescue dogs, Boston and Gemz. 

    4 Step Process

    • ESTABLISH FINANCIAL OBJECTIVES
      Work with you to establish a realistic set of objectives based on:

      Your financial goals
      Time horizon
      Liquidity needs
      Tolerance to volatility and risk
    • DEFINE INVESTMENT STRATEGY
      Develop an investment strategy designed to help produce optimal portfolio performance
      Seek to generate the highest return potential consistent with the strategy’s level of risk
    • EVALUATE AND SELECT INVESTMENTS
      Leverage the global resources of Morgan Stanley to select investments to implement your personal strategy
    • ONGOING REVIEW PROCESS
      Monitor your portfolio to track its performance relative to your stated objectives
      Modify the portfolio on a discretionary basis as your needs and circumstances change over time

    Manage Your Financial Life & Beyond 

    Reaching your goals often involves going beyond investment advice—we provide a wide array of offerings and services centered on you and customized to help meet your needs, and provide access to specialists to help pursue specific goals.

      Connect Your Finances and Investments to Your Goals

      Goals-Based Wealth Management

      Our integrated Goals-Based Wealth Management 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 right combination to help meet spending needs and minimize your tax burden.
      • Track Progress*
        Monitor in real time to make adjustments according to your needs, life events and changing market conditions.

      Location

      15260 Ventura Blvd
      Ste 1900
      Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
      US
      Direct:
      (818) 382-5746(818) 382-5746
      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
      A Parent's Guide to Talking to Your Kids About Money

      A Parent's Guide to Talking to Your Kids About Money

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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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      3Morgan Stanley offers a wide array of brokerage and advisory services to its clients, each of which may create a different type of relationship with different obligations to you. Please consult with your Financial Advisor to understand these differences.

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      7Investors should consider many factors before deciding which 529 plan is appropriate. Some of these factors include: the Plan’s investment options and the historical investment performance of these options, the Plan’s flexibility and features, the reputation and expertise of the Plan’s investment manager, Plan contribution limits and the federal and state tax benefits associated with an investment in the Plan. Some states, for example, offer favorable tax treatment and other benefits to their residents only if they invest in the state’s own Qualified Tuition Program. Investors should determine their home state’s tax treatment of 529 plans when considering whether to choose an in-state or out-of-state plan. Investors should consult with their tax or legal advisor before investing in any 529 Plan or contact their state tax division for more information. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC does not provide tax and/or legal advice. Investors should review a Program Disclosure Statement, which contains more information on investment options, risk factors, fees and expenses and possible tax consequences.

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      9Annuities are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.

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