Richard Anthony Downer - Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor - LOS ANGELES, CA
Morgan Stanley
Richard Anthony Downer
First Vice President
Wealth Advisor
tel: (213) 486-8820
toll-free: (800) 832-7648 
fax: (213) 403-6179

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. It means striving to ensure they have the means to pursue what’s most important to them. And it means understanding them as people with unique goals, values and circumstances that determine the strategies I develop on their behalf.

My consultative process begins with an in-depth discussion of your current finances and future objectives. We’ll address issues you might have overlooked that can have a significant impact on your ability to retire as planned. Finally, we’ll determine how we can help you adjust your investment strategy as necessary 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
  • 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 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.

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

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