Dennis R McConnell - Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor - The Woodlands, TX
Morgan Stanley
Dennis R McConnell, CFP, ChFC, CMFC
Associate Vice President, Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
Portfolio Manager
24 Waterway Ave.
Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX 77380
tel: (281) 362-4743
toll-free: (800) 422-5766 
fax: (281) 362-4747

For me, retirement planning means more than providing my clients with investment advice. It means helping them maintain the financial independence they’ve worked their whole lives to achieve.

My consultative process begins with an in-depth discussion of your current finances and future objectives. We’ll address issues you might have overlooked and determine how we can help you adjust your investment strategy to accommodate changing conditions and meet any unforeseen expenses and income demands that may arise during retirement.

  • Church Council at Tree of Life Lutheran Church, Conroe, Texas
  • Houston Geological Society, Chairman Publication Sales
  • Financial Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Asset Management
  • Annuities
  • Lending Services
  • Education Planning
  • 529 Plans
  • Estate Planning
Education and Licensing
  • Bachelor of Science
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Master of Science
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Courses leading to CFP certification 2001-2003
    The American College
  • Coursework for CMFC, presented March 2006
    College of Financial Planning
  • Courses leading to ChFC designation 2010. awarded March 2011
    The American College
  • Series 7, 63, 65, 31 licensed
  • Completed American College of Financial Services course: Retirement Income Process, Strategies and Solutions, part of ciriculum preparing for Retiremment Income Certified Professional, September, 2013
Business Experience
  • 1999 - present: Financial Advisor Morgan Stanley*
    I enjoy working with people having experience in the petroleum industry, both retirees and those preparing for retirement.
  • 1974 - 1999: Amoco Production Company
    Multi-discipline team (engineers, economists, geoscientists) evaluations of select areas of Africa, the Middle East and West Texas

Bulletin Board
  • See November On the Markets from the Global Investment Committee featuring

    • "Back on Track" Michael Wilson, chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, explains that the equity markets are back on track for the kind of year he was expecting at the start of the 2015. While not spectacular, he says, the stock market’s 4% return for the year to date is more than respectable for the eighth year of the recovery since the Great Recession and the financial crisis.

    • "Passing Through an Inflection Point" A run of soft economic data has some investors nervous about a global recession. Chetan Ahya and Elga Bartsch, co-heads of Morgan Stanley Global Economics, write that while the global recovery is bumpy, brittle and below par, they don’t expect a recession.

    • "A Quest for Quality" While US stocks have largely recovered the ground lost in the August sell-off, don’t read it as an “all clear” signal, writes Lisa Shalett, head of investment and portfolio strategies for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Going forward, investors will need a different strategy.

    Plus, look for more on equities and bonds, as well as a question-and-answer session with Afsaneh Beschloss, chief executive officer of The Rock Creek Group, hedge fund manager and former treasurer and chief investment officer of the World Bank.

  • As a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) I will review your whole financial picture to help educate you on decisions that you and your family make concerning appropriate investments, within your risk tolerance, while providing high quality service. To learn more, email me.

  • Whenever the S&P 500 experiences a 1% move (up or down), The 1% Move posted in Investing and Market Insights, will provide guidance. Whenever you have questions about market activity, please contact us.

Dennis R McConnell holds the following registrations:
Securities Agent: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, KS, KY, MS, NM, OK, OR, SC, TX, UT, VA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Managed Futures

NMLS#: 1265336

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