Our Story

Athletes training for a big game seek out a coach with the knowledge and expertise to offer the professional guidance and support needed to not only achieve victory, but do so with greater confidence, strength and determination.

The same is true for managing wealth in today’s complex global markets.

Comprehensive wealth management takes a unique set of skills that goes well beyond managing a portfolio of assets. It takes experienced professionals who have acquired the insights, wisdom and world-class resources needed to tackle today’s fierce challenges.

At The Graves Group, we are a seasoned advisory team who knows what it takes to achieve results. With a deep history of client loyalty and enduring relationships, we focus on what is most important to you. We serve as your financial coach, providing the specialized skills, sophisticated strategies and disciplined process needed to make informed decisions about your future, your family and your finances with clarity and confidence.
We are proud of the services we provide our clients and welcome the opportunity to deliver this same level of excellence to you and your loved ones.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Cash Management2
  • Professional Portfolio Management3
  • Retirement Planning4
  • Alternative Investments5
  • Trust Services6
  • Estate Planning Strategies7
  • Executive Benefit Services8
  • Cash Management and Lending Products9
  • Life Insurance10
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A Focus on Sports & Entertainment

We serve an exceptional group of people, all having a unique wealth creation story. Some are professional athletes. Others are entertainers. Still others are the executives that run these powerful industries. Essentially, all have accumulated significant assets and need expertise in developing a plan to effectively built, protect and ultimately transfer their wealth.

For nearly 25 years, I have worked with individuals just like you. I understand the challenges you face and the decisions you must make. Your unique career and earnings profile require a special approach to managing your wealth now and for the future. I’ve built my practice around customizing financial solutions to address your specific needs and goals.

With offices in New York City and Los Angeles, I am available to meet with you face-to-face on a regular basis. What’s more, I have earned Morgan Stanley’s Global Sports and Entertainment Director designation. This designation gives me access to special services that are designed specifically to help high achievers like you:

• Create and implement a long-term strategy that covers your current expenses, while giving you greater control over your future lifestyle and career choices

• Help maintain financial success by providing the advice and information you need to make more informed and confident decisions about saving, spending and investing

• Access cash management and lending solutions

• Develop a personal brand that contributes to your financial success beyond your peak earning years

• Understand and navigate the complexities of your executive compensation package

Working together, we will build a financial framework that enhances your life and realizes the ambitions you have for your future. We look forward to getting started.

Core Values

We come to work every day focused on making a real difference in the lives of our clients and their families. The following core values serve as the cornerstone of our practice and underscore our commitment to an exceptional client experience.
  • Your Interests Always Come First
    We are proud to uphold our firm’s personal code of conduct and work diligently to provide suitable strategies, products and services that put your interests above all else. We believe it is essential that you not only know what we recommend, but why we recommend it.
  • Caring Relationships
    We are dedicated to building deep and longstanding relationships, based on trust and integrity. We do this by working with a select group of individuals, families and business executives, who value our depth of knowledge in providing comprehensive solutions that go well beyond investments.
  • Confidentiality
    We understand confidentiality is core to any financial relationship. We recognize your personal and financial data is your private information, and we are committed to keeping it secure and confidential. At Morgan Stanley, we employ a full suite of strategies to protect your assets, guard your online interactions and keep your personal information as confidential as you intend it to be.
  • Unbiased Advice
    We take the time to clearly understand your background, values, needs and concerns so that we may craft a comprehensive strategy that is uniquely yours. We work in collaboration with your family as well as other trusted advisors to deliver a straightforward solution that offers transparency around costs and compensation and discloses any potential conflicts of interest.
  • Accountability
    We maintain a close working relationship with our clients by scheduling frequent review meetings. These informative sessions ensure we review your portfolio and make sure you remain on track toward reaching your goals. Maintaining your financial health is critically important to us.

Our Process, Your Journey

The hallmark of our disciplined approach is a commitment to building customized solutions from the ground up. We then fine-tune them over time to help achieve your specific goals, while responding more effectively to today’s economic and fiscal challenges.

Our process focuses on you, your career and your family – where you are today and where you want to go. Together we will develop the strategies to help get you there, navigating life’s challenges and helping you make informed decisions about your wealth.

Step 1: Initial Meeting
• Listen carefully to understand what is truly important to you and what keeps you up at night
• Learn about the values that shape your decisions
• Understand your investment experience and tolerance for risk
• Uncover any challenges unique to your situation
• Request important information about your finances

Step 2: Analysis
• Evaluate your current and future financial situation
• Analyze current investment portfolio and income stream
• With your permission, reach out to your CPA and estate attorney to understand any existing tax and estate plans to ensure coordination and cohesive set of strategies

Step 3: Plan Development and Implementation
• Develop your personalized investment plan, utilizing world-class investments and results-driven asset allocation strategies
• Present recommendations, prioritizing activities and establishing timelines
• Implement investment strategies
• Finalize other wealth management strategies that may include risk management techniques, cash management programs and estate planning solutions

Step 4: Ongoing Service and Standard of Care
• Review your initial statements to ensure full understanding
• Set up tools to provide convenient access to your accounts
• Apply due diligence process to evaluate investment performance
• Develop a call or meeting schedule to review and track progress towards your goals
• Discuss changes in your life, adjusting your portfolio accordingly

Personalized Solutions

As one of only 130 teams in the country led by a Sports and Entertainment Director, we have access to special advisory services that include – and extend beyond – investment management. Our ability to evaluate solutions and formulate an individualized strategy based on extensive resources, credentials and education makes our practice distinct.
Here is a broad overview of the many capabilities we offer:
Wealth Management
• Financial planning tools customized to help those with inconsistent cash flow, multiple streams of income, multistate taxation and more
• Family governance and family dynamics counseling services
• Wealth Planning Centers

Investment Management
• Open architecture platform provides access to vast range of traditional and alternative investment products for qualified investors
• Development of multigenerational strategies to help protect your wealth

Cash Management and Lending Services
• Cash management solutions to provide worldwide access to your funds
• Access to specialty financing for funding creative projects

Executive Planning
• Benefits and incentive compensation analysis
• Stock options and concentrated position analysis
• Executive stock monetization

Risk Management and Insurance
• Permanent Total Disability/Career Ending Injury
• Temporary Total Disability
• Loss of Value
• Key Person Disability Insurance
• Exclusion Buyback
• Event Cancellation/Failure to Appear1

Lifestyle Advisory Services
• Aircraft advisory, charter and management resources
• Art advisory, management and finance
• Home advisory resources for multi-home management and staffing
• Private health advisory
• Personal security

Philanthropy Management
• Development and implementation of philanthropic strategy
• Collaboration with tax advisors on funding and deduction strategies
• Identifying effective and strategic giving structures

Location

Park Ave Plaza/55 E 52nd St
28 Floor
New York, NY 10055
US
Direct:
(212) 883-7700(212) 883-7700

Meet The Graves Group

About Me

Jim Graves is the Global Sports and Entertainment Director, Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor with The Graves Group at Morgan Stanley in New York City.

Jim has provided wealth management advice and services to affluent individuals and families throughout the Sports and Entertainment Industry on a bi-coastal basis since 1994. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Jim was Senior Vice President of Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch.

Jim’s comprehensive approach to wealth advising covers more than just portfolio management; he is here to protect and grow what you’ve spent a lifetime working towards. Whether for NFL, MLB, NHL all-stars, Grammy Winners, Entertainers, or High-Level Entertainment Studio Executive’s, he provides personalized strategies for long-term investments and tax mitigation, sound fiscal counsel for managing cash flow, and an unsurpassed level of commitment to your career and retirement goals.

With over 24 years of experience as a Wealth Management Advisor for Celebrities, Professional Athletes and High-Level Entertainment Studio Executive’s, I oversee all aspects of your finances so you can keep your focus on achieving excellence.

Jim is a graduate of Missouri State University where he majored in Finance with a minor in Economics. Jim also attended graduate school classes at The University of Washington in Seattle, which focused on International Finance.

Jim lives in Upper Saddle River, NJ with his wife Allisen and their two kids Madison and Ryan. He is active in his community, and coaches Ice Hockey for the Palisades Predators Hockey Club. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and attending sporting events with his family.
Securities Agent: TX, NJ, WA, VA, UT, SC, RI, PA, OK, OH, NY, NH, NC, MO, MN, MD, MA, KY, IL, GA, FL, CT, CO, CA, AZ; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 578248

About Me

Jaslinne Pantiga is the Wealth Management Associate for The Graves Group within the Private Wealth Management Group for Morgan Stanley in New York City.

Jaslinne brings over 12 years of experience in finance, banking and real estate, working with large financial firms and affluent clients. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley she was Registered Client Associate at Merrill Lynch, specializing in the sports and entertainment industry. She brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of client service, sales support and complex operations. She partners with the Global Sports and Entertainment Director, Jim Graves to seamlessly customize financial plans and wealth management strategies tailored to the individual needs of professional athletes, celebrities and entertainment studio executives. Jaslinne will often be your first point of contact and plays a key role in managing daily operations with excellence and integrity.

Jaslinne is a New York City native and resides in Westchester, NY with her family. In her spare time she enjoys tennis, traveling, writing and exploring new restaurants.
Investment and Market Perspectives

On the Markets

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  • IRA Plans
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Participants
  • Annuities
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  • 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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Philanthropy

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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Wealth Management for Athletes and Entertainers

Understanding the unique financial challenges of athletes and entertainers and how they differ from one profession to the next, we deliver the experience and resources you need to help create and implement a comprehensive, multigenerational wealth management plan based on your needs, values and aspirations.
  • Investment Management
  • Wealth Transfer & Philanthropy
  • Private Banking Solutions
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Lifestyle Advisory
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