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As Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Advisors, we combine our own talents and experience with the vast resources of a global financial services firm to address the planning, governance, liability management and investing needs of ultra high net worth families, their businesses and philanthropic enterprises.

With over 50 years of combined experience in financial services, The Lawrence Roddy Group is focused on providing our clients with objective, sophisticated and customized financial solutions through an open architecture platform that enables us to identify and offer the investment options that are most appropriate for our clients.

We prefer to take a holistic approach to wealth management — one that is grounded in investment strategy — but covers virtually every aspect of our client’s financial lives, including risk management, liabilities, family dynamics, lifestyle management issues and trusts and estate structures. Our team works alongside senior professionals that specialize in these areas, making us uniquely capable of offering the full suite of wealth management services directly, continuously and expertly to our clients.

As the only Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Advisory team in the state of Louisiana, our goal is to help preserve and grow your financial, family and social capital so that it can have the greatest positive impact today and for generations to come. We look forward to learning more about you, your family and your business and discussing the resources we can place at your disposal.
Capabilities
  • Comprehensive Wealth Planning
  • Pre-Liquidity Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Manager Selection
  • Proprietary Investment Opportunities
  • Sustainable & Responsible Investing
  • Risk Management
  • Hedging Strategies
  • Consolidated Reporting
  • Corporate Services
  • Corporate Stock Plans
  • Retirement & Pension 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

Approach

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.

Location

1100 Poydras St
Ste 1900
New Orleans, LA 70163
US
Direct:
(504) 587-9631(504) 587-9631

Meet The Lawrence Roddy Group

About Me

• M.B.A., Finance, Tulane University
• B.S., Engineering, Oklahoma State University
• Oil and Gas Industry experience with Mobil Oil
• Private Wealth Advisor, Montgomery Securities
• Senior Vice President, UBS

Wealth Management Focus:

• Focused on  advising families of significant wealth in the areas of investment management consulting, corporate retirement plans, diversification and monetization strategies, alternative investments, fixed income and tax / estate planning strategies.
• Pre-IPO and Pre-M&A planning: income taxes, charitable planning and timing, wealth transfer structures
• Capital markets, asset allocation, portfolio construction and management and private equity.
Securities Agent: TX, OK, LA, WY, WV, WI, WA, VT, VI, VA, UT, TN, SD, SC, RI, PR, PA, OR, OH, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NH, NE, ND, NC, MT, MS, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, KY, KS, IN, IL, ID, IA, HI, GA, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AR, AL, AK; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1487147

About Me

• B.A., Hampden-Sydney College
• Vice-President, W.J. Mayer & Co.
• Senior Vice-President, Links Securities
• Executive Director, Lehman Brothers
• Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Wealth Management Focus:

• Focused on delivering customized investment strategies and implementation to high-net-worth individuals, families, executives and entrepreneurs
• Expertise in capital markets, equity, options and fixed income portfolio management, traditional and alternative manager selections, portfolio construction, and asset allocation
• Single stock risk management
Securities Agent: TX, LA, WA, UT, PA, OK, NY, NJ, NE, MD, GA, FL, DE, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AL; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1369286
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  • Lifestyle Advisory
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