Our Story and Services

As Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors, we combine our own talents and experiences with the vast resources of a global financial services firm to address the complexities of high net worth clients. We are a team of multi-cultural advisors that understands the unique needs and challenges of families, individuals and institutions. Whether it is planning for retirement or a life event such as new employment, we can help you achieve your financial goals.

Our team is built on decades of experience working with leading clients in the markets we cover. At The Andes Group, we speak: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Korean which enables us to better connect with and serve clients. Our experience across asset classes allows us to provide investment solutions tailored to unique needs, with the goal of achieving competitive performance consistent with the client’s goals.

We look forward to learning more about you and your family, and discussing the resources we can place at your disposal.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Trust Services2
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Structured Products3
  • Alternative Investments4
  • Life Insurance5
  • Endowments and Foundations6
  • Estate Planning Strategies7
  • Lending Products
  • Stock Option Plans8
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Clients

We work with clients, aligning their goals and needs creating tailored investment solutions that unlock opportunities and growth. Our team covers strategic markets in Latin America and Asia including Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, Korea and Taiwan.

Some of our clients include:
  • High Net Worth Clients
    C-Suite Executives
    Business Owners
    Entrepreneurs
    Sole Proprietors
  • Institutions
    Family Offices
    Investment Advisors
    Trusts & Foundations
  • International Wealth Management
    Part of a global financial legacy that dates back over 150 years, Morgan Stanley is one of the few truly global institutions with the scale, scope and commitment to serve the international investor. We serve among the world’s most capitalized institutions, and stand as one of the largest wealth management firms in the world.

    Morgan Stanley International Wealth Management (IWM) harnesses the extensive capabilities of the firm to serve investors located outside the United States. Functioning as a specialized group within Morgan Stanley, IWM is staffed by specially trained International Client Advisors and managers who understand your wealth management needs. Our International Client Advisors are familiar with the investment challenges and opportunities that are unique to your part of the world, and can recommend highly customized strategies to help you address your specific goals.

Location

399 Park Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10022
US
Direct:
(212) 271-0573(212) 271-0573
Toll Free:
(800) 223-0270(800) 223-0270

Meet The Andes Group

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Gabriel Lee

Managing Director, Wealth Management, Financial Advisor, International Client Advisor

Phone:
(212) 271-0573(212) 271-0573

About Me

Gabriel Lee has built his career working with many leading wealth-generating families. He has vast financial planning experience and has been providing investment solutions to high net worth families and businesses over a decade. His primary focus is to advise and build portfolios based on his client’s specific needs, with the goal of achieving competitive risk-adjusted performance.

Gabriel has a multi-cultural background. He was born in South Korea and has lived in Argentina and the United States. He speaks fluent Korean, Spanish and English.

Gabriel received his Masters in Economics from the National University of Tucuman, Argentina, and previously worked for Merrill Lynch,Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., Prudential Securities Inc. and Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC as Managing Director before joining to Morgan Stanley in 2016.

He holds his Series 7, 3, 63 and 65, and the Insurance license of Life, Accident, Health and Variable Product in New Jersey.
Securities Agent: CA, GA, NJ, NY, TX; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
NMLS#: 1706393

About Me

Tomas Kim is Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley and has over 7 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career at Wells Fargo Advisors as a registered associate, helping clients to create customized investment strategies and wealth management plans to meet their unique financial goals.

Born and raised in Brazil, Tomas moved to the United States and received his Bachelor’s in Economics from The University of Michigan. Tomas speaks Portuguese and Korean. He holds his Series 7 and 66 licenses.
Securities Agent: CA, GA, NJ, NY; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative

About Me

Christine provides financial planning and wealth management solutions to individuals and family owned businesses. She is passionate about connecting with people and understanding their needs before offering tailored solutions. Over the last decade, Christine has dedicated her career to client service and investment solutions.

Christine earned a Bachelor's degree with a dual concentration in Finance and Accounting from Boston University. She previously worked at Goldman Sachs, AllianceBernstein, Schroders and J.P.Morgan before joining The Andes Group at Morgan Stanley in 2017.

Christine was born in Taipei and has lived in Guatemala and Mexico.  She is fluent in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and English.  She holds her Series 7 and 66.
Securities Agent: CA, FL, GA, MD, NJ, NY; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
NMLS#: 1722151

About Me

Alfonso Peña is a senior registered associate with Morgan Stanley since February 2014. He is registered with all major U.S. stock exchanges. He assists The Andes Group wealth management team in New York.  

Alfonso has extensive experience in financial services. In the past 20 years, Alfonso has held various positions including financial advisor at UBS, banking representative with Santander Bank, mortgage advisor with Sunset Mortgage, stock broker and junior fixed income trader with Quick & Reilly.

Prior to his financial career, Alfonso served as an officer with the US Navy with campaigns in the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Lebanon and the Red Sea. He received his qualification as a Surface Warfare Officer and received the “Navy Achievement Medal” and the “Navy Commendation Medal” for individual performance and leadership.
Investment and Market Perspectives

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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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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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2Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC does not accept appointments nor will it act as a trustee but it will provide access to trust services through an appropriate third-party corporate trustee.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors and 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 matters involving trust and estate planning and other legal matters.

3Structured 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.

4Alternative Investments are speculative and include a high degree of risk. An investor could lose all or a substantial amount of his/her investment. Alternative investments are suitable only for qualified, long-term investors who are willing to forgo liquidity and put capital at risk for an indefinite period of time.

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