Welcome

As the demands of your family grow and evolve, you need an advisory team with the knowledge, experience and sophistication to meet your increasingly complex wealth management needs. At the Opus Group at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, we have the capability and confidence to help you address the challenges that come with significant wealth to create a durable family legacy.

We work with a select group of highly successful business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and their families. Our responsibility is to develop a clear picture of your goals, values and aspirations for your wealth and to create a personalized wealth management plan that helps you achieve and protect the outcomes you envision. With this level of customization, every client relationship is unique, and we bring both vigilance and flexibility to our relationship with you to help ensure your wealth strategy is continually aligned with what is important to you, even as life unfolds or priorities change.

Our capabilities span the entire wealth cycle, from pre-liquidity planning and insurance strategies to succession planning and the full suite of family office services. Our mission is to provide objective, high-quality wealth management advice and solutions that help you simplify your life, freeing you to pursue your passions and enjoy the wealth you have created.
Capabilities
  • Tax, Trust & Estate Advisory1
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Sustainable & Responsible Investing
  • Consolidated Reporting
  • Lifestyle Advisory Services2
  • Philanthropy Management
  • Hedging Strategies
  • Risk Management
  • 10b5-(1) Programs
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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.

Clients

Based in San Francisco, we serve a select group of clients in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley and across the country. We work with highly successful business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and their families, assisting them with wealth enhancement, wealth transfer, wealth protection and charitable giving.

While our clients each have a unique wealth creation story, they all have one thing in common—they recognize the value of leveraging our depth of knowledge and experience to help them achieve their most important life goals.

    Philosophy

    As Private Wealth Advisors, we view asset allocation and investments as just one of the essential tactics in a comprehensive wealth management strategy designed to help you achieve your most important life goals. For us, wealth management comprises three key elements:

    Basic planning addresses your fundamental financials needs: cash flow, concentrations of risk and investment consulting

    Advance planning addresses your more complex financial needs: wealth enhancement, wealth transfer, wealth protection and charitable giving

    Relationship management involves connecting the resources and people necessary to bring your strategy to life:

    -       Understanding and meeting your critical needs through a consultative process
    -       Assembling and managing a network of financial experts
    -       Working effectively with other professional advisors, such as your attorneys and accountants

    Before we can help you develop that comprehensive strategy, we need to know what makes you tick and what drives you to succeed. With every client, we perform a thorough discovery that helps us understand the lifestyle and luxury you aspire to, both now and in the future.

    We also believe education is a critical component of informed decision-making, so we focus on combining the intelligence of the firm with our own insights to put everything into a language you can understand.

      Location

      555 California St
      35th Floor
      San Francisco, CA 94104
      US
      Direct:
      (415) 984-6500(415) 984-6500

      Meet The Opus Group

      About Me

      With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Grant Lee concentrates on structuring customized wealth management plans for affluent corporate executives and their families. As part of the Opus Group at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, he focuses on cash flow, concentrated risk, wealth enhancement, wealth transfer, wealth preservation and charitable giving strategies. He also developed the comprehensive wealth management process that helps to distinguish the Opus Group from other wealth advisors.

      As a Corporate Client Group Director and Senior Institutional Consultant, Grant also consults with clients on manager due diligence and selection, performance evaluation and monitoring, and setting global strategic and tactical asset allocations. Prior to 1995, his clients were primarily qualified retirement plans and nonresident aliens, giving Grant a well-rounded perspective on wealth management. Grant is also a Certified Investment Management Analyst and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®.

      Grant has been recognized as a Barron’s Top Advisor (2014-2015), San Francisco Business Times Top Advisor (2013), and Registered Rep magazine Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors (2010). In 2007, he was named Outstanding Advisor by Registered Rep magazine, an award which honors 10 of the most able and most philanthropic financial advisors in the industry.  

      Grant received a B.S. in managerial economics from the University of California at Davis.  Before joining Morgan Stanley* in 1987, he worked in the sales and marketing areas for Franklin Resources, Inc.  

      Grant is a past president and board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of San Francisco and the Peninsula.
      Securities Agent: TX, CA, WY, WV, WA, UT, TN, SD, RI, OR, OH, NY, NV, NJ, ND, MT, MI, MD, MA, IL, ID, HI, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, AZ; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1279638

      About Me

      As part of the Opus Group at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Bill Breck works with entrepreneurs and private companies to address wealth management issues surrounding initial public offerings or merger transactions. He formulates pre-liquidity strategies that may encompass tax and estate planning, as well as diversification strategies through 10b5-1 plans and hedging transactions. Bill also oversees the asset allocation process for clients.

      Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1993, Bill worked for Grubb and Ellis Commercial Real Estate, a San Francisco-based real estate investment firm specializing in office/industrial sales and leasing.

      Bill earned his B.S. in business administration from the University of Arizona in 1994. He currently resides in Tiburon, California, with his wife and two sons.
      Securities Agent: TX, CA, WY, WV, WA, UT, TN, OR, NY, NV, NJ, NC, MT, MI, MD, MA, IL, HI, FL, DC, CO, AZ; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1282706

      About Me

      Part of the Opus Group at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Joy focuses on empowering women to become intentional stewards of their wealth. In 2004, she started a women's speaker series called, "Women in the Know: Empowering Women Through Knowledge" to create a forum for women to learn about personal finance.  Since then, thousands of women have come to learn about topics such as love and money, charitable giving, mission-based investing, education planning, and raising financially healthy children.

      Passionate about philanthropy, investing, and working with people who want to make the world a better place, Joy implements sustainable strategies and impact investments in clients’ portfolios as part of her team’s comprehensive wealth management strategy.
      An active philanthropist and member of her community, Joy supports the arts, education, health, and Korean culture. She co-founded the Asian Art Museum’s Council and chairs the Korean Art & Culture Committee for the museum. Joy also served on the executive board of Junior Achievement of the Bay Area, an organization which teaches 100,000 children about business and finance. 

      In 2009, Joy was appointed to the Civil Service Commission of the City and County of San Francisco by Mayor Gavin Newsom. In 2013, Joy was asked to serve on the San Francisco-Seoul Sister City Committee and escorted Mayor Edwin Lee and his delegation to Seoul for their first trip. 
      As a workout enthusiast, she also created JOYride, a spin class fundraiser in both San Francisco and New York which benefits the JOYfund at Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, where Joy serves as a board member. Joy also serves on the Cornell University Council and is an ambassador for the university where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development. Originally from New York, Joy lives with her two children in San Francisco.
      Securities Agent: CA, WA, VA, UT, OR, NY, NV, NJ, NC, MT, MA, IL, FL, DE, CT, CO; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 558650

      About Me

      Stephen Farmer drives business development for the Opus Group, coming to Morgan Stanley from the world of tech sales. He focuses on establishing new client relationships and enhancing the client experience for clients. Stephen has his FINRA Series 7 & 66 and his CA State insurance licenses, #0K81194.
      Stephen is originally from the Clinton, New Jersey area but spent his summers in Spring Lake, New Jersey. He graduated from Rutgers College with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Stephen is a resident of Oakland who spends his time outside of the office as an officer of Toastmasters. He also enjoys running and pretty much anything that keeps him outside.
      Securities Agent: CA, VA, RI, OR, OH, NV, NJ, MA, IN, HI, FL, AZ, AR; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1482044

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