Nelson R. Maler, CFP - Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor - MEDFORD, OR
Morgan Stanley
Nelson R. Maler, CFP
Vice President - Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
Senior Investment Management Consultant
Financial Planning Specialist
tel: (541) 618-6425
toll-free: (800) 547-1741 
fax: (541) 773-1720

The most important part of my job is listening to you, asking questions for understanding, caring about you as a person and earning your trust.  I believe that in order to successfully help you reach your financial goals, I need to understand you, your needs and your concerns. 

I am based in the beautiful Southern Oregon Rogue Valley and love servicing Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Cave Junction, Rogue River and the surrounding areas.  Confidential meetings can take place in your home, your work, or my offices in Grants Pass and Medford. 

When I meet with you, I will get to know your financial goals and aspirations so we can formalize a comprehensive financial plan and customize your wealth management strategy. 

I focus in servicing individuals, couples, families and institutions in a comfortable, supporting and caring manner.

  • Rotary Club of Grants Pass
    President Elect, Past Director
    Grants Pass, OR
  • Josephine County/Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce
    Chair, Past-Finance Committee Chair
    Grants Pass, OR
  • Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce
    Cave Junction, OR
  • Rogue River Chamber of Commerce
    Rogue River, OR
  • Josephine County Special Olympics
    Coach & Volunteer
    Grants Pass, OR
  • Western Welcome Newcomers
    Past President and Member
    Grants Pass, OR
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Annuities
  • Alternative Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Business Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Cash Management
  • Education Planning
  • Endowments and Foundations
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Consulting
  • Financial Planning
  • Insurance Services
  • Lending Services
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Philanthropic Services
  • Planning for Special Needs Individuals
  • Professional Portfolio Management
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Retirement Planning
  • Socially Responsible Investing
  • Wealth Management
Education and Licensing
  • Certificate in Personal Financial Planning, 2000
    University of California
    Berkeley, CA
  • M.B.A. - Finance, 1991
    Golden Gate University
    San Francisco, CA
  • B.S., 1983
    California Polytechnic State University
    San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Series 7, 31, 63 & 65 Licensed
  • Life & Health Insurance Licensed
Honors and Recognition
  • Josephine County / Grants Pass Chamber 2011 Man of the Year; 2014 Greeter of the Year
  • The President's Volunteer Service Award
  • Morgan Stanley* Pacesetter's Club
  • Nominated for the 2014 Individual Peacemaker Award
Business Experience
  • 2005 - Present: Morgan Stanley*

    Vice President- Wealth Management
    Senior Investment Management Consultant /
    Financial Advisor
    Financial Planning Specialist
    Grants Pass, OR
  • 1993 - 2004: Bank of The West

    Vice President - Manager
    Walnut Creek, CA
  • 1983 - 1992: Security Pacific National Bank

    Vice President - Manager
    San Francisco, CA

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

    • "What Lies Beneath" Michael Wilson, chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, says the US stock market’s “weak breadth” has many market pundits worried about the next big downturn. Wilson explains that this condition can last for years as the overall market rises at a slower pace, making it imperative to look at what lies beneath the surface in order to make money consistently.

    • "The Dragon and the Elephant" China and India attract investors because together they account for nearly 40% of the world’s population. To invest in China, investors need to be selective; in India, they need to be patient. Sachin Manchanda and Katy Zhao, equity strategists at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, explain it all.

    • "Why Gold Remains Stuck in a Bear Market" With the Federal Reserve and other central banks working to create inflation, why is gold, a traditional inflation hedge, trading near its five-year low? Lisa Shalett, head of investment and portfolio strategies for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, says it has to do with a slump in commodities overall—and anticipation of a Fed rate hike later this year.

    Plus, look for more on equities and bonds, and a question-and-answer session with a veteran investment strategist who is an expert on China.

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  • To see timely market recap, see Cash Market Rates Snapshot.

Nelson R. Maler, CFP holds the following registrations:
Securities Agent: AK, AZ, CA, ME, NC, OR, WA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures

NMLS#: 1268321

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