Shannon Brightman - Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor - NEW YORK, NY
Morgan Stanley
Shannon Brightman, CFP
Financial Advisor
Senior Portfolio Manager
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.

  • 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.
  • 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
    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 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.

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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