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Managing Your Wealth, Making a Difference

As your wealth has grown, so too has its complexity and the resources needed to manage it. As a team of seasoned professionals, we work with a select group of wealthy clients who value our depth of knowledge and experience in providing tailored financial solutions to achieve their most important goals. At The Madison Group at Morgan Stanley, we are committed to providing objective, high-quality advice and services to help simplify your life, and add meaningful value for you and your family. We seek to accomplish this through building trust and developing strategies to help protect and grow your family’s wealth for generations.  

We believe comprehensive wealth management means more than providing investment advice. It means helping you strengthen the financial independence you've worked your whole life to achieve. It means striving to ensure you have the means to pursue what's most important. And it means understanding you and your family as individuals with unique goals, values and circumstances so we may develop effective strategies on your behalf. 

As our relationship grows, we hope you will come to regard us as a valued resource — trusted stewards who can help you make more informed decisions on any financial issue. We are committed to helping you protect and build your wealth and will work to strengthen your family’s financial security for generations to come.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Asset Management2
  • Financial Planning3
  • Retirement Planning4
  • Estate Planning Strategies5
  • Trust Services*
  • Philanthropic Services
  • Planning for Education Funding6
  • Alternative Investments7
  • Lending Products
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Experience

The Madison Group is a tightly-knit team of 10 seasoned professionals with a complementary set of skills, knowledge and experience. Together, we provide highly customized advice and comprehensive wealth management services to high net worth families across the country. We work diligently to deliver exceptional service, objective guidance and results-driven strategies.

As a multigenerational team serving multigenerational families, we focus on building longstanding relationships and are proud of the fact that many of our clients have been with us for more than 25 years. We are honored to work with their children and grandchildren.

Over the years, we have developed a strong understanding of economics and are well versed in the equity and fixed income markets. We have cultivated comprehensive skills in investment management, retirement planning and philanthropic services. Most importantly, we take pride in our ability to effectively communicate advanced concepts, putting them into action, so our clients can achieve their goals and aspirations.    

As our relationship evolves over time, we hope you’ll come to regard us as trusted stewards of your wealth, here to help you make informed decisions on any financial challenge you face. We are dedicated to helping you execute and refine your customized strategy to reflect new priorities, while aligning it with your financial goals and established values.

    Working With You

    At The Madison Group, our commitment to our clients and their success is the cornerstone of our practice. We come to work every day engaged in making a difference in their lives. To that end, we are focused on the following core values that underscore our commitment to an exceptional client experience:
    • Every decision we make will be focused on doing the right thing for you. We simplify your financial life, offering the best solutions for your consideration with unbiased, objective advice.
    • We provide comprehensive solutions for all of your financial needs and strive to be a trusted resource for any financial or life decision. 
    • Believing you are entitled to the best advice possible, we have assembled a group of highly skilled professionals whose number one priority is you. To gain the precise knowledge needed to effectively manage all aspects of your wealth, we work in tandem with your accountant and estate planning attorney.   
    • We focus on building deep and longstanding relationships, based on trust and integrity. We do this by working with a select group of individuals and families. This enables us to dedicate the time, attention and personalized service each deserves.
    • Your satisfaction is our priority. When it comes to service, we go above and beyond. No matter how simple or how complex your needs, we are always here to help.

    Community Involvement

    At The Madison Group at Morgan Stanley, our commitment to helping clients achieve their financial goals and aspirations is equaled only by our dedication to family and our local communities.

    Through a variety of collaborative efforts, we are deeply engaged in creating a better and brighter future for our communities. Our relationship with various organizations supports important causes.

    Collectively and individually, our team serves vital organizations that include:

    Blankets of Love
    Community Recycling Program
    Daniel Pitino Foundation
    Family and Children’s Place
    Golden Retriever Rescue & Adoption of Needy Dogs (GRRAND)
    Habitat for Humanity
    Home of the Innocence
    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
    Redwood
    Smile Train
    W.S. Olson Foundation

    Morgan Stanley’s culture of global citizenship is something we embrace locally by leveraging our global resources in the communities where we do business. The firm invests in children’s health initiatives along with education, diversity and cultural programs that better our people and society. We are proud to be members of the Morgan Stanley family and carry on the firm’s 80+ year tradition.

      Location

      4969 US Highway 42
      Suite 1200
      Louisville, KY 40222
      US
      Direct:
      (502) 394-4000(502) 394-4000
      Toll-Free:
      (800) 626-1592(800) 626-1592
      Fax:
      (800) 626-1592(800) 626-1592

      Meet The Madison Group

      About Me

      As the senior partner of The Madison Group at Morgan Stanley and an investment professional with more than 25 years of experience, Phil has dedicated his career to managing tax-efficient investment portfolios for wealthy families. Phil enjoys working with select advisors across the country to address the complex tax challenges faced by high net worth individuals and families.
      A graduate of DePauw University with a B.A. degree in Economics, Phil earned his Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation in 2005. In 2010, he received the Bill Eager Award, the Portfolio Management Institute’s annual award honoring its “Portfolio Manager of the Year.” In addition, Barron’s recognized Phil as one of the nation’s top financial advisors in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2018.
      Phil has written extensively on the compounding advantages of tax efficient investing . Over the years he has developed comprehensive skills in investment management and advises clients on how to effectively preserve, grow and transition their wealth to the next generation.
      Phil currently lives in Louisville with his wife, Marie. They have three sons, Nathan, Philip and Benjamin. He enjoys time with family, running, cycling and reading. Phil’s areas of interests outside of the financial markets include history, philosophy and statistics. He has run both the Boston and Chicago Marathons and is a member of the Trinity Foundation Board.
      Securities Agent: KY, WV, WA, VA, TX, TN, SC, RI, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NC, MT, MO, MN, MI, MD, MA, IN, IL, GA, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1255533

      About Me

      Paul is a Certified Portfolio Manager (CPM®), Portfolio Management Director and Financial Advisor at The Madison Group. With more than 20 years of investment experience, Paul’s area of concentration focuses on managing portfolios for individuals and families in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas. His disciplined approach includes constructing and presenting detailed wealth analysis plans, as well as the implementation, monitoring and rebalancing of custom-tailored investment models.
      A graduate of Xavier University with a B.A. degree in Accounting, Paul earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification (currently non active) while working at Deloitte and Touche in the mid-1990s. He joined A.G. Edwards in 1995 as a Financial Advisor and became a member of The Madison Group at Morgan Stanley in 2004.
      Over the years, Paul has received numerous distinctions and professional accolades. Most recently, he was recognized by Cincinnati Magazine as a winner of the Five Star Wealth Management Award in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2014, he also received the Bill Eager Award, the Portfolio Management Institute’s annual award honoring its “Portfolio Manager of the Year.”
      Paul serves on Xavier’s President’s Advisory Council and also on Xavier’s Athletic Advisory Board. Paul resides in Edgewood, Kentucky with his wife, Julie, and their children, Madison and Max. Paul enjoys family time, reading, running and being an active volunteer with his children’s academic and athletic endeavors.
      Securities Agent: TX, OH, WV, WA, VA, TN, SC, RI, PA, OR, OK, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NC, MO, MN, MI, MD, MA, KY, IN, IL, IA, GA, FL, DE, CT, CO, CA, AZ; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative

      About Me

      With more than 15 years of financial services experience, Doug is a Portfolio Management Director and Financial Advisor at The Madison Group. He focuses on helping individuals and families understand, preserve and enhance their financial position so they may make more informed and confident decisions in achieving their long-term goals.
      Upon graduating from Butler University with a B.S. degree in Finance with honors, Doug continued his studies, earning his M.B.A. and M.S. in Strategic Finance at Indiana University Southeast, where he was invited to the Beta Gamma Sigma and Pinnacle Honor Societies. Doug began his career as a Financial Advisor with Hilliard Lyons in 1999 and joined Smith Barney, now Morgan Stanley, a year later. In 2005, Doug earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. His writings on personal finance have been published in Business First of Louisville.
      Doug resides in Floyds Knobs, Indiana with his wife, Shannon, and their two daughters, Avery and Alex. He has served on the board of trustees and finance committee for Our Lady of Providence High School and is an active member of the Kentucky Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In his free time, Doug enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, reading, listening to music, exercising, playing tennis and being outdoors.
      Securities Agent: KY, WV, WI, WA, VA, TX, TN, SC, RI, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NC, MT, MO, MN, MI, MD, MA, IN, IL, GA, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1255448

      About Me

      Eric is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and Financial Advisor at The Madison Group, where he focuses on wealth management services to professionals in several industries, including healthcare, financial & insurance services, manufacturing, and professional/collegiate athletics
      As a Financial Advisor, Eric combines two critical skills he has developed over the years: working effectively within a team environment and the ability to leverage his skills as a coach and mentor. He educates his clients not only about the importance of preserving and growing their assets, but also on how to accomplish their goals in a tax- and risk-efficient manner. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2011 and became an integral member of the Madison Group shortly thereafter.
      Throughout his career, Eric has been committed to advanced learning. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Eric obtained his M.B.A. from Seton Hall, while working for the National Basketball Association. In 2014, he earned his CERTIFIED FINANICAL PLANNINGTM (CFP®) designation.
       
      Eric and his wife, Nina, live in Louisville, with their two children, Ella and Layla. Strong supporters of Golden Retriever Rescue & Adoption of Needy Dogs (GRRAND), they have adopted two rescue dogs, Rosy and Andy, important members of their family. When he’s not assisting his clients, you can find him enjoying an active lifestyle with family and friends.
      Securities Agent: KY, WV, TX, TN, SC, NY, NJ, MN, MI, IN, IL, FL, CA, AZ; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1600244

      About Me

      Joining The Madison Group as a Financial Advisor in 2010, Nathan is dedicated to helping professionals, retirees and multi-generational families solve their financial challenges. With an emphasis on financial planning, Nathan’s comprehensive approach includes a thorough planning process and a commitment to providing an exceptional client experience.
      A graduate of Indiana University Bloomington with a B.A. degree in Economics, Nathan earned his Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Xavier University in 2012. He works closely with his clients to bring clarity to the planning process by understanding their personal goals and values. Most importantly, he enjoys creating long-term client relationships to help them simplify their lives so they may pursue their passions.
      Nathan lives in Louisville with his wife Alison and daughter Nora, where he enjoys the local parks and being active in the community. Nathan also enjoys training for and competing in endurance races. He is a finisher of the Ironman 70.3, Chattanooga, the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and is currently looking forward to his next challenge.
      Securities Agent: TX, OH, KY, WV, WI, WA, VA, TN, SC, RI, PA, OR, OK, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NC, MT, MO, MN, MI, MD, MA, IN, IL, GA, FL, DE, CT, CO, CA, AZ; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1592518

      About Me

      Securities Agent: OH, KY, WV, WA, VA, TX, TN, SC, RI, PA, OR, OK, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NC, MO, MN, MI, MD, MA, IN, IL, GA, FL, DE, CT, CO, CA, AZ; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1407176

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