Richard Anthony Downer - Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor - LOS ANGELES, CA
Morgan Stanley
Richard Anthony Downer, CDFA
First Vice President
Wealth Advisor
tel: (213) 486-8820
toll-free: (800) 832-7648 
fax: (213) 784-5554

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.

  • Multicultural Financial Advisors Forum
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Alternative Investments
  • Annuities
  • Asset Management
  • Commodities
  • Defined Contribution Plans
  • Education Planning
  • Endowments and Foundations
  • Exchange Traded Funds
  • Family Consulting
  • Financial Planning
  • Fixed Income
  • Access to Lending Services
  • Professional Portfolio Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Wealth Management
Education and Licensing
  • Morgan Stanley*
    Wealth Advisory Specialist Designation, 2009
    First Vice President, 2007
    Vice President, 2001
    Associate Vice President, 1999
    Account Executive, 1996
  • MBA - Finance, 1995
    Pepperdine University
    Malibu, CA
  • BA - Socio/Economics, 1990
    University of California - Los Angeles
    UCLA Westwood, CA
  • Series 7, 1996
    General Securities Representative
  • Series 31
    Futures Managed Funds Examination
  • Series 63
    Uniform Securities Agent
    State Law Examination
  • Series 65
    Uniform Investment Adviser
    Law Examination
  • Insurance Licensed
    Life, Health, Variable Annuity & Long Term Care
Business Experience

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  • Richard Downer Brings Passion, and a Sheer Competitive Nature to His Work with Clients

  • See October On the Markets from the Global Investment Committee featuring

    “Frozen” We are close to a record percentage of investors who are “neutral” on the outlook for stocks, writes Michael Wilson, chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, which also coincides with a survey showing a record number of consumers saying they’re uncertain about the next 12 months. What’s behind this uncertainty?

    “We Think US Stocks Are Going Higher”  Adam Parker, chief US equity strategist for Morgan Stanley & Co. lifted his 12-month S&P 500 forecast based not on higher earnings, but higher price/earnings ratios.

    “The Gender Advantage” Companies that score well in gender diversity also tend to do well for those who invest in them, according to studies by Morgan Stanley & Co. analysts.

    • Plus, look for more on equities, fixed income and a Q&A with John Bellows of Western Asset Management and former assistant US Treasury secretary. 

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Richard Anthony Downer holds the following registrations:
Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, FL, ID, IL, MI, NC, NV, NY, OK, TX, VA, WA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Managed Futures

NMLS#: 1278896

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