Steven Knudsen - Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor - Seattle, WA
Morgan Stanley
Steven Knudsen, CIMA
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
Senior Investment Management Consultant
601 Union Street Suite 5200
Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 628-8862
toll-free: (800) 426-7837 
fax: (206) 628-4425

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
  • Investment Management Consultant's Assoc.
Education and Licensing
  • University of Washington B.A. 1979
Business Experience
  • 2006 - Present: Morgan Stanley*
    Senior Vice President-Investments
    Senior Investment Management Consultant
  • 1994 - 2006: Piper Jaffray
    Senior Vice President
  • 1990 - 1994: Kemper Securities
    Vice President
  • 1983 - 1990: Oppenheimer and Co.
    Financial Representative

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    • "Still Prefer Developing to Emerging Markets" Morgan Stanley & Co. equity strategists say the best opportunities this year are in the developed markets, especially Europe and Japan. They expect the emerging markets to continue to underperform.

    • "ContagEM: Could It Be Worse Than in the 1990s?" The emerging markets went through two sizeable economic shocks in the 1990s, with little noticeable impact on the developed markets. Because the emerging markets now make up a larger share of the global economy, an EM economic shock today could hit the developed markets much harder.

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Steven Knudsen holds the following registrations:
BM/Supervisor; Securities Agent: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, ID, IL, KY, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, WI; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative;

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