About Us

We provide investment strategies designed to help protect & grow your wealth. A strategy that is:

-Custom-tailored for all of your needs, goals and objectives.
-Focused on managing risk and finding opportunities.
-Value-based, long-term, contrarian, disciplined & patient – we believe the price you pay always matters.

We have the experience, credentials, and resources to serve you:

Experience – Steve and Matt have been providing financial advice to individual and institutional investors for over 50 years (30+ years for Steve and 20+ years for Matt).

Credentials –
-CFP®, Certified Financial Planner. CFP® is considered the mark of excellence for financial planning.
-CIMA®, Certified Investment Management Analyst. CIMA® is considered the mark of excellence in investment consulting for institutions and wealthy investors.

Education – Steve and Matt each earned their bachelor’s degrees in Economics. Steve also has earned a MBA degree. Both Steve and Matt have received executive education from Wharton in association with earning their CIMA® designations.

Resources – Morgan Stanley is a global powerhouse in investment banking, institutional securities and wealth management. Steve and Matt have the know-how and the “know-who” to customize and deliver solutions from across the entire firm for their clients.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Alternative Investments2
  • Asset Management3
  • Business Planning4
  • Business Succession Planning5
  • Cash Management6
  • Corporate Retirement Plans7
  • Corporate Trust Services
  • Endowments and Foundations8
  • Estate Planning Strategies9
  • Financial Planning10
  • Lending Products
  • Life Insurance11
  • Philanthropic Services
  • Professional Portfolio Management12
  • Qualified Retirement Plans13
  • Retirement Planning14
  • Sustainable Investing15
  • Trust Services*
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Location

111 Monument Circle
Suite 3100
Indianapolis, IN 46204
US
Direct:
(317) 263-8723(317) 263-8723
Toll-Free:
(800) 624-2545(800) 624-2545
Fax:
(317) 263-8730(317) 263-8730

Meet The Stapleton Fox Group

About Me

Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor with 30+ years financial services industry experience, all with Morgan Stanley

CIMA®, Certified Investment Management Analyst;  CFP®, Certified Financial Planner practitioner
Senior Investment Management Consultant, Wharton Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania  
MBA, Bellarmine University    
BS in Economics, with Honors, University of Kentucky, Beta Gamma Sigma

Community Service:
Catholic Community Foundation Board of Trustees (past president) and Investment Committee
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis , Planned Giving Council
Ball State University Foundation, Professional Advisors Committee
Catholic Charities Indianapolis Board (Agency Council)

Married 30+ years to his wife Jo Ann and blessed with three children
Securities Agent: TX, IN, WI, SC, PA, OK, OH, NY, NV, NE, NC, MI, MD, LA, KY, IL, IA, GA, FL, CO, CA, AZ, AK; Managed Futures; Transactional Futures/Commodities; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1279167

About Me

Vice President and Financial Advisor with 24+ years of financial services industry experience, all with Morgan Stanley

CIMA®, Certified Investment Management Analyst, CFP®, Certified Financial Planner practitioner 

BA Economics, 1991, DePauw University
Wharton Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania, 2009

Community Service:
2009-Present Hearts and Hands of Indiana, Board Member
2005-Present Indiana Council on World Affairs (Past President) 
2000 Rotary International Group Study Exchange to India
1995-Present Phi Kappa Psi Home Association (Past President) 

Married to wife Natalie and blessed with three children
Securities Agent: TX, IN, WV, WI, VA, SC, PA, OK, OH, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NC, MO, MN, MI, MD, LA, KY, KS, IL, IA, GA, FL, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AK; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; BM/Supervisor; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1316511
CA Insurance License #: OG16163
From Our Team

Individual Investors and Business Owners


Investment and Market Perspectives

On the Markets

Retirement

Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • IRA Plans
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Participants
  • Annuities
The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

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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
Investing in Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Investing in Artificial Intelligence and Automation

AI is an exciting growth area, but the investing opportunities are not always obvious. Here’s how to integrate this theme into your portfolio.

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
From Clueless to Clued In: Teaching Teens About Money

From Clueless to Clued In: Teaching Teens About Money

As your children grow into young adults, you can help them learn how to manage their own finances. Here’s how to go about it.

Business Planning

Helping you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Retirement Plan Sponsors
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Corporate Pension Funds
Facing Financial Stress? Your Employer May Be Able to Help

Facing Financial Stress? Your Employer May Be Able to Help

Many of us face money worries. You may be able to get advice and education from an unexpected source.

Philanthropy

Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Impact Investing
Choosing an Environmental Charity

Choosing an Environmental Charity

There are a multitude of non-profits dedicated to helping protect the environment. Here’s how to choose where you want to give.

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