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The MGY Group at Morgan Stanley

Describe your practice.

The MGY Group is a collaborative partnership that brings together a diverse mix of personalities, skills and backgrounds with the sole purpose of delivering a comprehensive and unparalleled level of service and advice to its high net worth retail and institutional clientele.

Who is your ideal client?

The ideal client is one that values a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship, and stands to benefit from the expansive resources, both internal and external, from which the team draws to deliver its product.

Describe your customer service model.

The team builds and continually works to strengthen its client relationships by delivering concierge level personal service. Though client needs ultimately dictate how often conversation and meetings occur, the team seeks to visit with each in a formal review setting at least once quarterly. All clients are provided via email with weekly, monthly and quarterly market and economic commentary, as well as at any point that conditions or events warrant special reports be issued. Custom communication is an option, too, for clients wishing to access specific information.

What is your investment philosophy?

Each client is unique, therefore the appropriate strategy for a client is determined by that client’s specific situation. Risk tolerance, time horizon, life circumstances, past experience and preferences help shape a strategy that will give a client a good opportunity to achieve whatever goal(s) have been set.

Do you offer financial planning?

The team members’ personal experiences and education complemented by the extensive resources of Morgan Stanley, allow for the delivery of an unparalleled financial planning product for The MGY Group’s high net worth clients.

What is your risk management philosophy?

The team believes that perhaps the most significant obligation that it has to its clients is to help them understand and minimize the risk in all facets of their financial lives. While risk is typically discussed in the context of investment portfolios, the team also considers insurance and liability management as important components of a comprehensive risk management strategy.

Describe your costs structure for your services and how it relates to value.

Most of The MGY Group’s clients choose to pay an annual advisory fee based on the amount of assets under management, allowing the client’s best interests to be aligned with those of the team. This structure also allows access to all of the resources of the team and Morgan Stanley for one fee, a great value for clients looking for a comprehensive approach to managing their financial lives.

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