Shannon Brightman - Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor - NEW YORK, NY
Morgan Stanley
Shannon Brightman, CFP
Financial Advisor
Senior Portfolio Manager
399 PARK AVE 12TH FL
NEW YORK, NY 10022
tel: (212) 893-6325
toll-free: (800) 223-0270 
fax: (212) 893-6301
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My goal is to thoroughly understand your financial needs and then align the resources to help you meet or exceed them. I can help you evaluate near-term concerns and plan for long-term goals, be a sounding board for investment ideas, assist you in developing and executing a strategy that is precisely your own and helps you meet your needs.

Associations
  • Financial Planning Association
    The largest membership organization for personal financial planning experts in the US
  • Morgan Stanley Environment and Social Finance Forum
    Member, Steering Committee
  • Director, Theodore Gordon Flyfishers
    Founders Fund Society Sponsor
    Awards annual scholarships to outstanding students of the environmental sciences.
  • Director, Juliana’s Anglers
    A women’s fly fishing club based in New York City
  • Interests:
    • Enjoys living amid the art galleries and elevated promenades of West Chelsea with Doug, her partner of 14 years.
Services
  • Professional Portfolio Management
  • Family Consulting
  • Retirement Planning
  • Education Planning
  • Socially Responsible Investing
  • Philanthropic Services
  • Executive Financial Services
  • Insurance Services
  • Planning for Special Needs Individuals
Education and Licensing
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, Cell & Developmental Biology, 1993
  • M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1988
  • B.A., University of California, Davis, 1985
  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative
  • Series 66 – Investment Advisory Agent and Uniform State Exam
  • Life, Health and Variable Annuity
  • Certified Agent, NYS Partnership for Long-Term Care
  • Certified Agent, NJ Partnership for Long-Term Care
Business Experience
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER
    Portfolio Manager and Financial Advisor
    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, 2010 – Present
  • Financial Advisor
    UBS Financial Services, Inc., 2005 – 2010
  • Prior Professional:
    • Chairperson, Department of Biology, 1999 – 2003, 2005
    Sacred Heart University, Fairfield CT
    • Faculty of Biology, 1993 – 2005
    Sacred Heart University, Fairfield CT
    • Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1992 - 1993
    Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research, MA

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.

Shannon Brightman holds the following registrations:
Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative

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