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The Baggs Dixon Powell Group at Morgan Stanley

Describe your practice.
Our wealth management team, which consists of three wealth advisors, one CFP and two sales assistants, is dedicated to high net worth individuals, their families and foundations. We provide recommendations founded on a culture of excellence and driven by global insight. Our team serves as trusted advisors committed to helping protect and grow one’s wealth for both current lifetime needs and future legacy desires.

1. We work comprehensively with our clients’ wealth management plans.

2. We seek to provide a high level of service utilizing our 12 step wealth management process, an in-depth, client-centered strategy that is designed to address fundamental financial planning issues.

3. We utilize the vast resources of Morgan Stanley to customize clients’ wealth management solutions employing an open architecture supported by our due diligence process. As suitable, we proactively implement Morgan Stanley’s Global Investment Committee’s tactical asset allocation frameworks.

4. We deliver this service in a highly personalized way creating a customized communication plan for each client. This plan helps to ensure that each client’s portfolio is designed to keep pace with life events and market changes.

What is your investment philosophy?

Rather than merely placing clients’ money with third parties, our Senior Portfolio Manager, Neil Powell, actively manages assets on a discretionary basis through our firm’s Portfolio Management Program. We have several strategies that vary in risk tolerance from ultra conservative to aggressive. These strategies represent our team’s best ideas in action. Our strategies combine a solid core strategy with a proactive tactical approach. Our over-riding objective is for each strategy to outperform their respective benchmarks net of fees, on both a total and risk-adjusted basis. We are willing to modestly underperform in a bull market, if it means we may outperform in a bear market. We work closely with Morgan Stanley’s Global Investment Committee, analysts, strategists, and economists to help identify the most suitable investments in various asset classes, sectors and countries. We conduct all of our own primary research supplementing the vast resources at Morgan Stanley with research from third party sources.

Do you offer financial planning?

Yes, we offer financial planning and much more. We work with our clients to develop a strategy that lays out a clear path to their goals. We guide our clients through the 12 most important wealth management issues they will face:

1) Investments & Risk Tolerance; 2) Financial Planning;  3) Social Security & Medicare;  4) Liabilities;  5) Qualified Retirement Plans;  6) Insurance;  7) Stock Option Issues;  8) Business Succession Planning;  9) Titling of Assets;  10) Estate Planning;  11) Gifting to Charity/Children/Descendents;  12) Beneficiary Plan & Future Distribution of Wealth. After agreeing to and implementing a plan that reflects each client’s risk tolerance and goals, we carefully monitor and update each plan to incorporate new aspirations and priorities.
Andrew C. Baggs, First Vice President / Wealth Advisor / Investment Management Consultant

As a Wealth Advisor with Morgan Stanley, Andy’s focus is delivering comprehensive wealth planning utilizing the global resources of the firm. He is dedicated to helping the team’s high-net-worth clients build, manage and preserve their wealth through all stages of the planning process. In addition to assisting the team’s clients with their wealth planning needs, Andy is firmly committed to building successful long-term relationships and continuously strives to enhance the client service the team provides.
Andy is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Masters of Agribusiness and a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Resource Economics. He was recently named the 2014 Tournament Chairman for THE PLAYERS Championship, is on the board of the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, and is on the Leadership Council for Take Stock in Children.
Andy and his wife, Leah, currently reside in South Jacksonville Beach with their three children, Redlee, Presley and Ashby. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and spending time with his family.

Bill Dixon, First Vice President / Wealth Advisor / Investment Management Consultant

Bill Dixon has been helping wealthy families develop a financial plan appropriate for their specific needs since 1998. He is committed to delivering exceptional service as he counsels in the areas of financial planning, estate planning, asset protection, liability management, business succession and corporate retirement plans. Bill combines his industry knowledge and communication skills to deepen the team’s existing relationships as well as foster new introductions.
Bill is an active member of the community serving as a board member of The Boys and Girls Club of North Florida and Dreams Come True. He also serves on the Gator Bowl Committee and is a member of the St. Johns Rotary Club and Christian Family Chapel.
Bill graduated from Valdosta State University with a BFA in Communications. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Bill resides in Julington Creek Plantation with his wife, Jenny, and their three children. Bill enjoys playing football, basketball, and golf, as well as coaching youth sports and spending time with his family.

Neil B. Powell, First Vice President / Wealth Advisor / Senior Portfolio Manager

As a Wealth Advisor for Morgan Stanley, Neil brings 14 years of asset management experience to the team. In his role as Senior Portfolio Manager, he develops and implements the team’s customized investment strategies and proactively manages their tactical investment portfolios. In addition to researching information from numerous third party sources, Neil works closely with Morgan Stanley’s Global Investment Committee, strategists, and economists throughout the world.
Neil graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a BSBA degree in Finance. He worked his way through UF as a part time assistant to the director of the Finance department. He is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and he serves our community as the Treasurer of the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps and as a board member of Ponte Vedra Beach Rotary.
A native of Jacksonville, Neil now lives in Ponte Vedra Beach and treasures time with his wife, Kristina, and their three young children, Marin, Davis and Phoebe. He is a long time season ticket holder for both the Jags and the Gators, and he was live in person for all three Gator Football National Championships.

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