Our Story and Services

23 years ago, when our founders began their practice, they shared a common goal of providing one of the finest wealth management experiences available anywhere at any level. They built this business with the guiding principle shared by the Duke of Wellington, “with virtue comes fortune”, hence the name “The Wellington Group.” Each of them focused their study and attention on different needs for different types of clients, and on specific facets of wealth management. Thus they developed a deep understanding of those specializations and the specific needs and challenges that their unique clientele encountered. Together they were able to combine that experience to better serve the needs of all of their clients. This formed the basis of The Wellington Group as we know it today, a successful comprehensive financial planning based wealth management group, offering highly credentialed and experienced professionals to assist you in orchestrating all of your financial affairs.

As a group with more than 85 combined years of financial services, financial planning and active investment management experience, we orchestrate the finances of affluent families, business owners, fiduciary trust fund clients, and retirees to help them navigate the various chapters of their financial lives.

To begin, we help you develop a comprehensive plan that is designed to take you from where you are to where you want to be, with the highest probability of success. To do this, we follow a disciplined process that begins with listening to gain a deep understanding of your personal and professional aspirations. We then tailor your plan to your goals and work alongside you to implement strategies that help you live the life you want and leave the legacy you envision.

Life is about change, and as you move through the stages of your life, your goals and priorities may evolve. We will be here every step of the way, providing the guidance you need to make educated, confident decisions, so you spend less time thinking about your finances and more time enjoying your life. As our motto states, "You manage your life, we'll manage your finances!"
Services Include
  • Financial Planning1
  • Professional Portfolio Management2
  • Wealth Management3
  • Estate Planning Strategies4
  • Business Planning5
  • Corporate Cash Management
  • Business Succession Planning6
  • Trust Accounts7
  • Trust Services*
  • Fixed Income8
  • Municipal Bonds9
  • Life Insurance10
  • Long Term Care Insurance11
  • Retirement Planning12
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Annuities13
  • Cash Management14
  • Lending Products
  • Divorce Financial Analysis15
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Working With You

Our relationship—and your financial future—begins with an in-depth conversation about you—your background, your family, your aspirations and, most importantly, your vision of the future. Truly understanding who you are and where you want to go is fundamental to the process of developing a wealth management strategy that lays out a clear path to your goals.
 
 Our disciplined four-step consulting process is designed to help empower you to achieve and maintain the lifestyle you want for yourself and your family:

Step 1: Detailed Discovery
We spend a great deal of time talking about what is important to you and what you hope to accomplish with your wealth. Learning everything we can about your professional, personal and financial situation enables us to develop a financial plan—a comprehensive evaluation designed to align your resources with your short- and long-term goals.

Step 2: Strategy Development
Based on your financial plan, we help you develop a personalized roadmap that addresses your unique wealth management needs, from your investment strategy and asset allocation to your everyday finances, risk management and retirement planning needs.

Step 3: Strategy Implementation
We implement the strategy we have agreed upon, coordinating the resources required to bring the elements of your plan to life. In working with us, you also have access to a network of highly-credentialed professionals who specialize in trust and estate administration, private banking, and insurance, to help address all of your wealth management needs.

Step 4: Ongoing Review and Monitoring
We monitor your portfolio on a daily basis. If there is need for a change, we make it quickly and efficiently. We also monitor your overall progress toward your goals. As life changes or priorities evolve, we adjust your plan as necessary to help ensure your strategy stays on track. In the meantime, we encourage you to enjoy your life, and let us take care of your finances.

    Our Clients

    Our clients are affluent families, typically successful business owners, corporate executives, and retirees who are concerned with tax strategies and creating a legacy for their family, while also planning for retirement as they continue to focus on their philanthropic endeavors. They appreciate the value of having an experienced professional on their side as they navigate the various chapters of their financial lives. Each stage of their financial success comes with a new set of challenges, and they want to work closely with an advisory group who has the skills, knowledge and resources to guide them every step of the way.

    Over the years, many of our client relationships have evolved into close friendships. We feel privileged to have been invited into our clients’ lives, and to have the opportunity to celebrate important personal and professional milestones with them and their families. These long-term relationships are the foundation of our practice and the cornerstone of our success.

      Community Involvement

      The Wellington Group has been a very active member of the Southwest Florida community for many years.  Our philanthropic support has extended to a long list of very worthwhile causes including:

      The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida
      The American Cancer Society
      The Conservancy of Southwest Florida
      The Junior Diabetes Research Foundation JDRF
      The Cancer Alliance of Naples
      The United Arts Counsel
      The Shelter for Abused Women and Children
      The Humane Society of Naples
      The David Lawrence Center
      The Freedom Waters Foundation
      The Women's Foundation of Southwest Florida
      The Collier Child Care Resources CCCR
      The Make A Wish foundation
      Youth Haven
      The Naples Players
      The Collier County Lacrosse Association
      The Guadalupe Center
      The American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund

        Community Involvement

        The Wellington Group proudly proudly supports many wonderful organizations serving Southwest Florida.

        Location

        8889 Pelican Bay Blvd
        Ste 300
        Naples, FL 34108
        US
        Direct:
        (239) 449-7874(239) 449-7874

        Meet The Wellington Group

        About Me

        As a founder of The Wellington Group at Morgan Stanley, for more than two decades, I have run a successful financial planning based practice that includes a focus on designing, constructing, and actively managing sophisticated multi-strategy global investment portfolios that seek to match or outperform the results from corresponding indexes or benchmarks over the long term with lower beta or volatility parameters.

        Over the years, I have worked very closely with business owners, physician business owners, retirees, and fiduciary trust clients.  Through this time, I have developed a deep knowledge and understanding of the specific challenges and opportunities that come with your various stages of financial success. This experience uniquely equips me to help you navigate the changing landscape of your financial life—from developing and then growing your finances or business all the way through to selling or exiting and transitioning to retirement. My financial planning-based approach to wealth management takes into account every aspect of your financial life, so you can make educated, confident decisions that can help lead to a higher probability of achieving long-term financial success.

        Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2016, I was a Senior Vice President and Private Financial Advisor at SunTrust Private Wealth. Earlier in my career, I was a Vice President and Area Investment Manager at Citicorp Investment Services, and I began my career on Wall Street as an investment banker. This diversity of financial industry exposure gives me a unique lens that allows me to leverage a powerful combination of institutional, portfolio management, financial planning and wealth management experience to the benefit of my clients.
         
        I have lived in Naples, Florida for over 12 years. An active member of the community, I currently serve on the boards of the Parkinson Assoc of SWFL and The Collier County Lacrosse Association.
        Securities Agent: TX, FL, WY, WI, WA, VT, VA, SC, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NJ, NH, NC, MT, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, KS, IN, IL, ID, GA, DE, CT, CO, CA, AR; General Securities Representative; General Securities Principal; Investment Advisor Representative
        NMLS#: 1581670

        About Me

        As a founding member of The Wellington Group at Morgan Stanley, I will work diligently to pull together the experience of the team, and the world class resources Of Morgan Stanley to help you achieve your goals for today, and your milestones for tomorrow.

        Having helped guide clients through various economic cycles for over 20 years, I focus on working with high net worth investors.  I work diligently in the design, implementation, and pro-active management of high quality blue chip individual stock portfolios, concentrated stock positions, and professional money management. 

         As the team’s Fixed Income professional, I proactively build individual tax free municipal and corporate bond ladders. Seeking to mitigate risk, we individually select and control the maturity, credit quality, and revenue source of each individual bond in your portfolio.

        Formerly in my career, I was an A.G .Edwards veteran advisor and a US Merchant Marine Lieutenant out of Ft. Schuyler, Bronx N.Y.

        As a founder of The Wellington Group, I can assure you our client first philosophy enables us to focus on your unique needs, to help you create a legacy that will guide you positively into the future, and for generations to come.

        As the ship captains of old would say… You can’t predict the weather. But you can build a ship strong enough to carry you safely through the storms, and bring you comfortably into port.  That philosophy still holds true today in both sailing and navigating the markets.  

        As our motto says:

        “ You manage your life, we’ll manage your finances.”
        Securities Agent: TX, FL, WY, WI, WA, VT, VA, SC, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NV, NJ, NH, NC, MT, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, KS, IN, IL, ID, GA, DE, CT, CO, CA; General Securities Representative; BM/Supervisor; Investment Advisor Representative
        NMLS#: 1387962

        About Me

        I help clients tailor proactive financial strategies that are designed to comfortably and confidently carry them through any economic cycle and life transition. I serve as the team's primary resource to help customize solutions which may be used to help enhance and protect retirement cash flows, long-term care funding, charitable giving, and legacy planning. I have achieved a professional designation in the field of long-term care, Certified in Long-Term Care Specialist (CLTC).
        Securities Agent: FL, WY, WI, WA, VT, VA, TX, SC, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NH, NC, MT, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, KS, IN, IL, ID, GA, DE, CT, CO, CA, AK; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
        NMLS#: 1393626

        About Me

        For 10 years I've helped clients address their financial concerns and develop sound strategies by focusing on each individual's specific needs. With extensive experience throughout different sectors of the financial services industry, I have dedicated my career to helping deliver the personalized investment planning services that my clients and their families deserve.

        I work with high net worth individuals, families, and businesses to provide integrated wealth management and planning services. I seek integrity, objective advice, attention to detail, and an unwavering concern for the well-being of my clients.

        I earned my undergraduate degree in Business Administration From the National University of Honduras and my Masters in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Miami. I hold the Series 7, series 66, Florida Life Health & Variable Annuity License. Giving back to the community is a passion of mine and I am proud to serve in the Music Therapy Program at the Golisano Children’s Hospital.
        Securities Agent: FL, WY, WI, WA, VA, TX, TN, SC, PA, OR, OH, NY, NJ, NH, NC, MT, MO, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KS, IN, IL, ID, GA, DE, CT, CO, CA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
        NMLS#: 382561

        About Me

        Marsha currently works as a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley in Naples, Florida, to assist clients in maximizing income and reducing volatility in their retirement account investments. She is also committed to educating the community and has conducted financial seminars and workshops at local universities and for organizations throughout the area. In addition, Marsha is specifically focused on creating programs to empower women investors by providing them the tools and knowledge needed to make sound financial decisions.

        She was previously a financial columnist for the Bonita & Estero Magazine and has also become well known as a radio and TV spokesperson for the financial services industry in Southwest Florida. Marsha hold Series 7 and Series 66 licenses as well as a license for Life, Health & Annuities.

        Having over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Marsha has served as Vice President of Marketing for a Top Ten Financial Corporation and also worked with numerous financial institutions, investment firms and insurance companies, while President of her own marketing communications firm.

        Critical issues addressed in Marsha's practice include:

        -In-depth financial analysis

        -Professional portfolio management

        -Retirement income planning

        -IRA/401(k) Strategies for individuals and business owners

        -Adjusting financial plans after the loss of a spouse

        -Coverage for long-term care

        -Leaving a legacy for families and charities
        Securities Agent: FL, WY, WI, WA, VT, VA, TX, TN, SC, PA, OR, OK, OH, NY, NJ, NH, NC, MT, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, KS, IN, IL, ID, GA, DE, CT, CO, CA, AR; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
        NMLS#: 1520220

        About Me

        Ashlee is The Wellington Group’s Client Service Associate.  She is responsible for handling the team’s administrative duties and daily operational client requests. 

        Ashlee has been a stand out to her peers and management for her professionalism and the level of service she has consistently demonstrated after starting her career in retail banking in 2012 and joining Morgan Stanley in 2015.  We hope you agree that the recognition and awards she has received for excellent Customer Service and Leadership are well deserved as she continually strives to provide every client with a Five-Star level of service and attention
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