Our Story and Services

Morgan Stanley serves many of the world’s most sophisticated investors, and our firm is one of the nation’s leading firms to help clients with their personal wealth. As your Financial Advisors, we have experience with the unique challenges, styles and strategies that distinguish wealthy investors. We will work with you to help you preserve and grow your wealth, relying on the insights of seasoned investment professionals, a premier trading and execution platform and a full spectrum of investment choices.
Services Include
  • Retirement Planning1
  • Alternative Investments2
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Trust Services3
  • Corporate Pension Plans4
  • Long Term Care Insurance5
  • Institutional Services
  • Sustainable Investing6
  • Professional Portfolio Management7
  • Philanthropic Management8
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Location

One 10th St
Suite 600
Augusta, GA 30901
US
Direct:
(706) 724-2601(706) 724-2601

Meet The Hark Group

About Me

Heather J. Seigler, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor
Senior Institutional Consultant
Heather is a twenty plus year veteran of the industry. She currently holds the title of Senior Vice President and Senior Institutional Consultant with designations of Financial Planning Specialist and Guided Portfolio Manager within the Portfolio Management Group of Morgan Stanley.

Heather graduated magna cum laude from Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC with a BS in Business Management. Heather is active in community activities including Board Chair Safe Homes of Augusta, Junior League of Augusta sustaining member, and is a Leadership Augusta class of 2014 graduate
Securities Agent: GA, VT, VA, TX, TN, SC, RI, PA, OR, NY, NJ, NH, NC, MS, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, IL, ID, HI, FL, DE, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AL; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1278858

About Me

Katy Hartnett, CFP®
Vice President/Financial Advisor
Katy has been with Morgan Stanley since 2011 and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP™). For nine years, prior to joining this industry, she was a respected expert in the thoroughbred racehorse industry where she worked with some of the largest owners in the world. She has lived in Australia and Ireland and traveled extensively for work in Japan, New Zealand, Europe and all over the United States.

Today, Katy is an important and active member of the community. She is the Board Treasurer for the Child Advocacy Center, and volunteers for the Hitchcock Woods Foundation.
Securities Agent: SC, GA, VT, VA, UT, TN, RI, PA, OR, NY, NJ, NH, NC, MS, MI, ME, MD, MA, KY, IL, ID, HI, FL, DE, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AL; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1312560

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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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  • Retirement Plan Sponsors
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Corporate Pension Funds
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2Alternative 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.

3Morgan 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.
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