About Us

As your Financial Advisors, our mission is to help make your wealth work as hard as it can. To accomplish this goal, we must ask the right questions, find appropriate strategies and put all of our experience and resources at Morgan Stanley to work for you.  You can count on us to understand the life you envision, and only then can we help create wealth management strategies aimed at meeting the objectives that matter most to you.
Services Include
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Wealth Management1
  • Corporate Retirement Plans2
  • Endowments and Foundations3
  • Estate Planning Strategies4
  • Financial Planning5
  • Lending Products
  • Retirement Planning6
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Working With You

We believe that identifying financial solutions begins with a solid understanding of each client’s situation, goals, objectives and risk tolerance. We follow a disciplined process that enables us to work with you to craft a solution that helps to meet your individual financial needs:

Develop a thorough understanding of your financial goals and objectives
Review and analyze your current financial situation
Identify and tailor solutions that can help you meet your individual needs
Implement your customized strategy, including personalized services and benefits
Review your strategy, meeting periodically to discuss your goals and needs
Whatever your financial goal—whether to grow your wealth, preserve it or pass it on to others, you can count on us to help you with a strategy that is:

Personal: Highly individualized and committed to helping you achieve financial success
Flexible: Responsive to changes in your life and in your priorities over time
Comprehensive: Covering a broad array of investment products and services, with preferred benefits tied to your valued status with us

    The Hallman Group Wealth Management Process

    DISCOVER
    Our relationship begins with a thorough understanding of your immediate needs, priorities and goals. We’ll discover details about your credit and basic finances and help you take precautions to maintain credit and preserve assets.

    CREATE
    We develop a tailored roadmap to begin to help you rebuild your wealth and achieve the outcomes you seek. We’ll identify the strategies to help you:
    • Plan for retirement
    • Provide healthcare protection for yourself and your children
    • Revise your estate plan

    ACT
    Next, we help you implement the strategies we formulate together, taking into account special circumstances, such as alimony, child support and tax consequences of selling large assets like your home.

    ADJUST
    Achieving your goals requires vigilance and flexibility. We help monitor your progress and make adjustments as life evolves, markets and tax laws shift and priorities change.

      Location

      1014 Santa Barbara St
      Santa Barbara, CA 93101
      US
      Direct:
      (805) 564-7907(805) 564-7907
      Toll-Free:
      (800) 874-0282(800) 874-0282

      Meet The Hallman Group

      About Me

      As a Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager and Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley, and founder of the The Hallman Group, Jim Hallman brings an extensive depth of industry knowledge and experience to a select group of wealthy individuals, organizations and foundations. For more than 25 years, he has helped his clients navigate through the maze of complex financial issues surrounding their specific circumstances and matched them with some of the very best investment resources available to help meet their financial needs.

      Jim began his career in financial services with Merrill Lynch in 1990 and served as the Resident Director for the Santa Barbara office while also managing the investment needs of his clients. He and his team joined Morgan Stanley in 2017.  Jim graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics, and an emphasis in finance and tax. He resides in Santa Barbara.
      Securities Agent: TX, CA, VI, PA, NY, NV, NM, ME, IN, ID, HI, GA, FL, CO, AZ, AL; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 95145

      About Me

      Nate Erman plays a key role in the The Hallman Group, putting his extensive analytical and relationship management skills to use on behalf of the team’s individual, corporate and foundation clients. His disciplined approach focuses on the needs of new client relationships as well as day-to-day client-based operations.

      After graduating from Central Washington University with a degree in aeronautical science, Nate began a career as a professional pilot, flying commercial jets out of Los Angeles for more than ten years. In 2015, he joined Merrill Lynch and then moved with the The Hallman Group to Morgan Stanley in 2017. He currently lives in Santa Barbara and enjoys golf, sailing, skiing and snowboarding.
      Securities Agent: TX, CA, PA, NY, NV, NM, ME, IN, ID, HI, GA, FL, CO, AZ, AL; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1371591

      About Me

      As a Senior Registered Associate, Lashawn Hayes's primary focus is on providing first-class client service and strategic and operational support to the The Hallman Group and its clients.  With more than ten years of experience in the financial services industry, she is the first point of contact for many client questions and on a daily basis she opens and monitors new and managed accounts, handles administrative and operational matters and executes non-solicited buy and sell orders.

      Lashawn grew up in Santa Barbara, California, where she attended both Santa Barbara City College and the University of Santa Barbara. She enjoys volunteering for her children's school, staying active and vacationing with her family.
      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
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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.
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      • Foundations
      • Donor Advised Funds
      • Impact Investing
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