Len Martinez is a Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager in the Morgan Stanley office in Barrington, Illinois. Len is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional and a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing), with over 25 years’ experience in the financial field. He holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation from DePaul University and Bachelors in Accounting from Northern Illinois University. Len is former Branch Manager for both the Lake Forest and Crystal Lake, Illinois branches of Morgan Stanley. He is prior Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Safety-Kleen Corp (NYSE SK), in Elgin, IL; and past President of the Safety-Kleen Federal Credit Union. In addition, Len has in the past served in the following positions: President of the McHenry County Catholic Education Foundation; School Board President of the Montini Catholic School in McHenry, IL; Board of Directors Member of the Catholic Foundation for the People of the Diocese of Rockford, IL; Board Member of Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in McHenry, IL; and member of the McHenry County, IL Zoning Board. Len and his wife Mary Ann live in Woodstock and have been active in fundraising activities for Marian Central Catholic High School. They enjoy life with their four children and their families.
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The individuals mentioned as the Portfolio Management Team are Financial Advisors with Morgan Stanley participating in the Morgan Stanley Portfolio Management program. The Portfolio Management program is an investment advisory program in which the client’s Financial Advisor invests the client’s assets on a discretionary basis in a range of securities. The Portfolio Management program is described in the applicable Morgan Stanley ADV Part 2, available at www.morganstanley.com/ADV or from your Financial Advisor.
Past performance of any security is not a guarantee of future performance. There is no guarantee that this investment strategy will work under all market conditions.
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Working with Len Martinez and Morgan Stanley
When you choose to work with Len Martinez and Morgan Stanley, you can call upon the broad knowledge and professional ability of a wide variety of globally acclaimed Strategists, Analysts, Economists and Financial Professionals, covering virtually every area of the world. Among these are:
Morgan Stanley Global Investment Committee
The Global Investment Committee (GIC) is made up of senior professionals from Morgan Stanley Research, Morgan Stanley, and outside financial market experts. The committee provides advice on asset allocation decisions through the creation and maintenance of various model portfolios.
Top Rated Stock Portfolio (TOPS) – A Price Momentum Investment Strategy & Balanced Portfolio
The Top Rated Stock Portfolio (TOPS) and Balanced Portfolios are created and maintained by Len Martinez. TOPS uses strict rules based strategy. The basic strategy is as follows: The TOPS Portfolio includes highly rated stocks with positive price momentum; worthwhile 1 year price appreciation potential; and characteristics which have historically tended to moderately or significantly outperform the market over the following 12 month period. The portfolio is not a standard Morgan Stanley portfolio; however investors may choose to create all or part of the stock portion of their portfolio from this list. The Balanced Portfolio follows the Morgan Stanley Global Investment Committee (GIC) asset allocation guidelines and uses TOPS in addition to Closed-End Funds (CEFs), Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) and Mutual Funds (MFs) followed by Morgan Stanley Research.
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Model Portfolio Solutions
The Morgan Stanley Model Portfolio Solutions program is a dynamic investment process that combines the benefits of professional stock selection with the flexibility of individual stock ownership. The Portfolios are structured and guided by the Morgan Stanley Portfolio Strategy Team (PST). Periodically, the Portfolio Strategy Team makes buy and sell recommendations, which are conveyed to clients through their Financial Advisor.
Morgan Stanley Consulting Group
Portfolio Advisory Services - Mutual Fund ETF and SMA Model Portfolios
The Morgan Stanley Consulting Group - Portfolio Advisory Services (PAS) Mutual Fund, ETF and SMA Model Portfolios include the mutual funds, ETFs and separately managed accounts (SMAs) that Consulting Group believes are most likely to optimize the overall efficiency of the firm’s asset allocation models. The Mutual Funds, ETFs and SMAs chosen are reviewed on an ongoing basis both to ensure that they continue to meet our rigorous research and evaluation standards and to confirm that they remain appropriate for investor’s portfolios.
Morgan Stanley Investment Research
Morgan Stanley Investment Research is one of the financial industry’s global leaders in equity and fixed-income investing. Research teams are organized by country, region and global industry to cover all major markets in North America, Asia, Europe, Emerging Markets, Japan and Latin America, with over 2,300 stocks under coverage. Our economists not only forecast economic activity, but also provide daily insights into policy, economic and political trends.
Fixed Income Model Portfolios
The Fixed Income Model Portfolios consist of Individual Securities recommended by the Morgan Stanley Global Investment Committee and the Strategy & Research Group.
Tactical opportunities including individual stocks and bonds, ETFs, Mutual Funds, CDs, Closed-End Funds, annuities, options, futures, inverse (short strategy) ETFs, and other investments may be incorporated into a client’s portfolio strategy as the opportunities arise. Tactical Opportunities may be selected from Morgan Stanley Research, the Morgan Stanley Global Investment Committee and Equity Focus Lists, The Morgan Stanley ETF and Closed-End Fund Research Highlights Lists, Thomson Reuters, Standard and Poors (S&P), Morningstar, and other sources as deemed appropriate.
A Full Complement of Investment Alternatives
My Investment Process and Portfolio Strategies allow investors to choose from a full complement of Investment Alternatives including: Individual Stocks, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Closed-End Funds (CEFs), Mutual Funds, Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs) and Individual Bonds.
Investors may choose a traditional brokerage account where each transaction and compensation is authorized by the client. As an alternative, investors may choose a fee based account where compensation is a percentage of assets in the account, rather than based on each transaction. In discretionary fee based accounts, the client delegates investment selection and execution to the Financial Advisor. In non-discretionary fee based accounts, the client approves and authorizes the Financial Advisor to make each investment.
A Global View
Our world-wide research capabilities allow us to take a global approach to investing.Years Registered: 24
Years At Morgan Stanley*: 19
DePaul University, Masters in Taxation
Northern Illinois University, Bachelors in Accounting
DistinctionsCertified Financial Planner (CFP)
Certified Public Accountant
Masters in Taxation
Bachelors in Accounting
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Len Martinez holds the following registrations:
BM/Supervisor; Securities Agent: AZ, FL, IL, WI; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
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