Kathleen is recognized as a 2019 MAKER by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in partnership with MAKERS, a project dedicated to identifying and celebrating women of accomplishment across multiple fields. She continues to be named to Barron’s and Forbes Magazine lists. Please see “In the Press” section of our website.

Our team serves as a virtual family office providing ongoing integration of traditional investment management with all other aspects of wealth planning needs as well as providing concierge luxury services. We use customized, comprehensive reporting services1 designed to harmonize a client’s many related details across family members’ structural entities in an effort to better inform decision making across disciplines. Using Morgan Stanley and external planning resources2 we assist in developing long range financial plans as well as utilize a system of ongoing daily care, governance and procedures to seek to optimize outcomes across lifetimes and generations. This means we assist clients’ coordination of internal and external advisors (attorneys, accountants, trust officers, and others) providing flexibility to fit long range planning endeavors as well as daily actionable administrative needs. For many years, our team has developed this consultative, integrated, multidisciplinary process to wealth management that seeks to advise, research, service, manage and simplify the details of clients’ financial lives.

1Addepar 2Lifeview, Goals Planning System GPS, The Portfolio Risk Platform, powered by Aladdin and WealthBench
  • Comprehensive Wealth Planning
  • Pre-Liquidity Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Philanthropy Management
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Consolidated Reporting
  • Corporate Services
  • Corporate Stock Plans
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About PWM

Founded in 1977, Private Wealth Management is the division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management that is dedicated to serving the firm’s most affluent clients, including some of the world’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, executives and stewards of multigenerational wealth. Functioning as an exclusive investment boutique within a global financial firm, we deliver sophisticated solutions that leverage the intellectual capital and insight of Morgan Stanley’s substantial global resources. Drawing on a deep understanding of your financial life, our goal is to help you:
  • Manage investments with an unwavering focus on your financial strategy and personal goals
  • Create comprehensive, multigenerational wealth management plans based on your needs, challenges and the values that guide your life and legacy
  • Simplify financial complexity to help you achieve clarity and control
Private Wealth Management Highlights
  • Approximately 250 teams1  specialized in assisting individuals and families with $20MM+ in investable assets
  • Over $330 billion in AUM2
  • Comprising 26% of the Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors list for 20173
  • Direct access to ultra high net worth experts in philanthropy, family dynamics, wealth transfer, lifestyle advisory and other areas of interest to ultra high net worth families
1 Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, December 31, 2017
2 Morgan Stanley Internal Compensable Revenue Report, December 31, 2017
3 Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors, April 2017


Discovery Process
Investing the time to learn about you and your family; your assets and liabilities and the risk exposures, enables us to formulate strategies and customize the relationship to your needs.
Formulation of Tax, Trust and Estate Strategy
Working with your tax and legal advisors, we help analyze your income and estate tax circumstances to identify and tailor planning techniques that may be used to address your objectives.
Creation of Customized Strategic Asset Allocation
Your customized asset allocation reflects risk, opportunities and taxation across multiple entities, while integrating your investing and estate plans.
Integration of Tactical Asset Allocation
Short-term adjustments seek to capitalize on temporary market distortions. Before making adjustments, we analyze the impact of taxes and trading costs on potential returns.
Implementation of a Customized Wealth Strategy
After comprehensive due diligence and analysis of expected results across multiple market scenarios, strategies are chosen from our expansive investment platform.
Ongoing Assessment
In coordination with your other advisors, we can conduct ongoing reviews and comprehensive reporting to ensure that your strategy adapts to changing financial and family needs.


14805 N Outer Forty Rd
Ste 200
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(314) 889-4862(314) 889-4862
(636) 733-7660(636) 733-7660

Meet The Harmony Family Office

About Me

Kathleen Youngerman CFP has over 26 years of wealth advisory experience. In 2005 Kathleen joined the Smith Barney/Citi Family Office division pre-Morgan Stanley merger. She is one of approximately 400 advisors who are a part of the elite Private Wealth Management Division of Morgan Stanley. This business unit provides a comprehensive wealth management approach with an expertise in complex financial structuring, tax/estate strategies and family office services such as philanthropy and family governance. In addition to leveraging of Morgan Stanley’s global resources; our PWM advisors are supported by a dedicated team of over 100 analyst and experts that are dedicated to assisting PWM advisors serve our most prestigious clientele.

Kathleen was once again named a Barron's Top 1,200 National Advisor a/o March 7, 2017 and was selected for her extensive knowledge and experience, as well as for her superior commitment and sophisticated approach to integrating the wealth management requirements of her clients. Kathleen was also named to Forbes Magazine's Inaugural "Top 200 Women Financial Advisors" a/o February 28, 2017. She has also been named to Working Mother Magazine's List of Top Wealth Advisor Moms a/o October 3, 2017. Additionally, Kathleen has been recognized in the local St Louis community with the 2015 Professional Advisor Legacy Award by the St Louis Planned Giving Council (The Professional Advisor Award is awarded to a professional gift planning advisor. This award recognizes the advisor's skill, knowledge, imagination and insight in meeting the specific needs of his/her clients.)

Kathleen, the senior member of Harmony Family Office, serves high net worth to ultra-high net worth, multi-generational families with liquid investment as well as illiquid assets that consist of privately held companies, commercial real estate holdings and private art & auto collections. About one third of these clients have significant philanthropic endeavors and entities. Kathleen manages the team’s comprehensive financial planning and reporting services. Integrating the details of clients’ complex financial lives includes advising, managing and researching opportunities and risks, as well as overseeing and assisting with the financial implications of their day–to-day legal, tax, cash flow and accounting requirements. Kathleen has experience in managing complex financial structures, tax/estate strategies and delivery of family office services such as philanthropy and family governance. She has developed a focus and concentration on clients’ monetization and liquidity planning for privately held companies and concentrated public stock holdings.

For many clients this includes a HFO Portfolio Management component. She oversees a team of 6 local office professionals and serves as the chairman of the Harmony Family Office investment committee with capital responsibilities of 570 million+ in assets a/o December 31, 2016. She is the Senior Portfolio Manager of the Office’s 160 million+ core portfolio a/o December 31, 2016 comprised of individual stocks and bonds.

The St. Louis Planned Giving Council Professional Advisor Award does not use qualitative or quantitative criteria relating to the recipient’s performance As a Financial Advisor. The rating is not indicative of the advisor's future performance nor representative of any client experience. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors pay a fee to The St. Louis Planned Giving Council in exchange for the rating.
Securities Agent: MO, WI, VA, UT, TX, TN, OR, OK, NY, NV, NC, MN, MI, MD, MA, KS, IL, FL, DE, DC, CO, CA, AZ, AL; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
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About Me

Henry joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 and has obtained his series 7 and 66 licenses as well as the internal Financial Planning Specialist designation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Central Missouri, where he also taught Macro-Economics as a supplemental instructor. Henry was the recipient of the prestigious Presidential Fellowship Award from the Harmon School of Business for his exceptional undergraduate work and involvement in the Economic and Legal Studies department.

Henry has extensive involvement in the community including but not limited to: Youth Lifeline America, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis, and the Friends of Normandy Foundation Board. Henry was recently named to the Inaugural class of the Regional Business Council’s Young Professional Network Leadership 100 group as well as participating in the second cohort of the Consortium for Leadership Development which is a rigorous one year professional development program. Henry lives in St. Louis with his wife and three children.
Securities Agent: MT, PA, AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative

About Me

Rebecca Hance has been in the financial services industry for over 26 years holding a variety of positions at an Investment Bank Brokerage Firms as well as an Ultra High Net Worth Trust Company This gives her a unique skill set to assist the team and clients with high net worth services and solutions. 3

Rebecca's primary role is assisting with discretionary portfolio management including trading and monitoring portfolios In addition, she is responsible for researching, analyzing, selecting and monitoring third party investment managers She is also responsible for coordinating and overseeing the execution of administrative requests, complex projects and assists with performance reporting for clients She is Series 7, Series 63, Series 65 and insurance licensed. Rebecca obtained her Certified Portfolio Manager, CPM license in November of 2018 through Columbia University, NY.

About Me

Valerie Warren has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry She has provided management of privately held companies' corporate retirement plans & services such as 401-k, deferred compensation, stock option plans and cash management needs. In addition, she provides a high level of necessary experience for our particular clients' needs to include cash management solutions, retirement plans, deferred compensation, stock option plans and insurance.

Over the years she has held a variety of positions at her previous firm from cashier to Financial Advisor This has provided her with a unique skill set as the Wealth Management Associate who orchestrates the integration of our service offerings and detailed solutions for our client's complex needs33

She is also responsible for coordinating and overseeing the execution of all of the administrative requests, complex projects and provides administrative harmony of our client's external legal and accounting partners She is Series 7, Series 63, Series 65 and insurance licensed.


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Individuals are urged to consult their personal tax or legal advisors to understand the tax and related consequences of any actions or investments described herein. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC offers insurance products in conjunction with its licensed insurance agency affiliates. Morgan 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.
Professional Insights

How to Make Your Philanthropic Dollars Count

Economic and Market Perspectives

On the Markets

Managing Significant Wealth

  • Investment Management
  • Wealth Transfer & Philanthropy
  • Cash Management & Lending
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Lifestyle Advisory
  • Business Services
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By adopting more professional approaches to hiring, training and retaining staff, you can more easily maintain a well-run and harmonious home.

Insights and Outcomes

Thought Leadership for our ultra high net worth clients, which contains thought-provoking articles, authored by leading experts from Morgan Stanley Family Office Resources.
Art as An Asset
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Art as An Asset

Art may play a significant role in the context of a collector's overall wealth. Generally, a collector may differentiate financial assets, including stocks, bonds and real estate, from other possessions, such as art.

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