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As your Financial Advisors, we can help you define and strive to meet your goals by delivering a vast array of resources to you in the way that is most appropriate for how you invest and what you want to achieve. Working together we can help you to preserve and grow your wealth. You’ll have access to some of the world’s most seasoned and respected investment professionals, a premier trading and execution platform and a full spectrum of investment choices.
Services Include
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Alternative Investments1
  • Annuities2
  • Cash Management3
  • Certificates of Deposit4
  • Financial Planning5
  • Fixed Income6
  • Planning for Education Funding7
  • Retirement Planning8
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Location

4401 82nd St
Lubbock, TX 79424
US
Direct:
(806) 698-5229(806) 698-5229
Toll-Free:
(800) 858-4169(800) 858-4169

Meet The Combest Grice Group

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J Grice

First Vice President, Wealth Management, Financial Advisor, Branch Manager

Phone:
(806) 698-5218(806) 698-5218

About Me

James Alex Grice began his Wealth Management career in 1982 when he joined Merrill Lynch. His responsibilities increased during his tenure there including a promotion to Branch Manager. In 1998 Alex was recruited by Smith Barney and remained there through the merger with Morgan Stanley in 2011. Alex has had numerous roles and responsibilities over the years. His current designations/positions include: Financial Planning Specialist, Portfolio Management Advisory Representative II, 1st Vice President of Wealth Management, Producing Branch Manager and Financial Advisor.

Alex grew up in Shallowater, TX and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1979 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is active with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, March of Dimes and United Way. Alex and wife Linda have two children, Hannah and Colt.
Securities Agent: TX, WI, WA, UT, SD, SC, RI, PR, OK, NV, NM, NE, ND, NC, MS, MO, MN, MI, MA, KS, IN, IL, GA, FL, CO, CA, AZ, AR; Managed Futures; Transactional Futures/Commodities; General Securities Representative; BM/Supervisor; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1413971

About Me

James Paul Combest has been in the Wealth Management business since 1977. He began his career at Merrill Lynch and remained there until 1998 when he was recruited to join Smith Barney. In 2011 Smith Barney merged with Morgan Stanley. Paul brings to the team a wealth of knowledge and experience. At Merrill Lynch Paul’s titles included Financial Advisor and First Vice President. Currently his Morgan Stanley designations include Financial Advisor, First Vice President of Wealth Management and Portfolio Management Advisory Representative I.

Originally from Electra, TX, Paul graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Midwestern State University. He relocated to Lubbock in 1976. Paul has served on the board of Texas Tech Alumni Association since 2010. His past community involvement includes membership in the Southwest Lubbock Rotary Club (1991-2006) including a seat on the Board from 1997-1998. Paul has two children, Callie and Kelby.
Securities Agent: TX, OK, NM, MS, MO, MI, CO, CA; Managed Futures; Transactional Futures/Commodities; General Securities Representative; BM/Supervisor; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1265227

About Me

With over 25 years of financial industry experience, Leslie McEntire has worked for several firms including Merrill Lynch, Edward Jones and SWBC Investments. She began her career with Morgan Stanley in 2010 when she joined Smith Barney and remained through the merger. As a Portfolio Associate and Branch Administrator, Leslie brings a wealth of experience and passion in wealth planning, client service and account administration to the Combest/Grice Group. She has proven to be a valuable asset to Morgan Stanley and their clients.

Originally from Midland, TX, Leslie grew up in Memphis, TN and studied General Business at the University of Mississippi. She returned to Texas in 1998. She has a Series 7, Series 63, Series 65, Series 31 and General Insurance License. She is active in the Lubbock community and shares her life with her son, Peyton.
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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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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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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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1Alternative 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.

2Annuities are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.

3Morgan 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.

Investment, insurance and annuity products offered through Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC are: NOT FDIC INSURED | MAY LOSE VALUE | NOT BANK GUARANTEED | NOT A BANK DEPOSIT | NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY

4CDs are insured by the FDIC, an independent agency of the U.S. Government, up to a maximum of $250,000 (including principal and accrued interest) for all deposits held in the same insurable capacity (e.g. individual account, joint account, IRA etc.) per CD depository. Investors are responsible for monitoring the total amount held with each CD depository. All deposits at a single depository held in the same insurable capacity will be aggregated for the purposes of the applicable FDIC insurance limit, including deposits (such as bank accounts) maintained directly with the depository and CDs of the depository.

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