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Morgan Stanley was pleased to announce that John Mirsepahi, Managing Director—Wealth Management, Financial Advisor, has been named to Barron’s annual list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors in 2014 State-by-State, ranking 44th in the state of New York. He was also named to Barron’s Top 1,000 Advisors: 2013 State-by-State, ranking # 23 in the state of New York and Barron’s Top 100 Advisors in 2013, ranking # 52 overall. The announcements appeared in the February 22nd, 2014; February 18, 2013 and April 13, 2012 issues of Barron's magazine, respectively.
Source: Barron’s “Top 1,000 Advisors,” February 18, 2013, as identified by Barron’s magazine, using quantitative and qualitative criteria and selected from a pool of over 4,000 nominations. Advisors in the Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 1,000 Financial Advisors and the Top 100 Financial Advisors have a minimum of seven years of financial services experience. Qualitative factors include, but are not limited to, compliance record, interviews with senior management, and philanthropic work. Investment performance is not a criterion. The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor’s future performance. Because individual client portfolio performance varies and is typically unaudited, this rating focuses on customer satisfaction and quality of advice. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors pay a fee to Barron’s in exchange for the rating. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management is pleased to announce that John Mirsepahi, Managing Director-Financial Advisor, has been named to the Financial Times 400 List. The announcement was made on April 11, 2013, as the Financial Times launched its inaugural Financial Times 400 list, recognizing the top financial advisors at broker-dealers across the US. The FT 400 advisors come from 37 states and Washington, DC, and the financial advisors represent 16 different broker-dealer firms, including the four largest. The average advisor on the list has 26 years of experience in the industry and manages an impressive $1.3 billion.
Source: FT 400 List, April 11, 2013: The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organizations, is recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 602,000 (Deloitte assured, Q4 2012). FT.com has over 316,000 paying digital subscribers and the newspaper has a global print circulation of 269,121 (ABCs, February 2013). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving 30% of FT.com traffic and 15% of digital subscriptions. FT education products now serve 25 of the world’s top 50 business schools.
See February On the Markets from the Global Investment Committee featuring
• "The ECB Delivers" Michael Wilson, chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, sees the European Central Bank’s recently announced Quantitative Easing plan as being larger and more credible than the market expected, showing the bank’s commitment to fighting deflationary forces. It also has implications for how investors should position their portfolios.
• "Lower Oil, Higher Dollar Lift GDP Forecast" Cheaper energy bolsters consumer spending, but could dampen capital spending later in the year. The higher dollar puts downward pressure on prices and gives consumers more purchasing power. All told, Morgan Stanley & Co.’s 2015 US GDP forecast shifts to 3.3% from 2.9%.
• "Will Consensus Earnings Ever Be Right?" In January of most years, consensus earnings estimates show, on average, a 14% earnings gain for the S&P 500 companies—a forecast that usually falls to 6%, on average, by December. This year, analysts have slashed forecasts for energy and related companies so much that the current 2015 forecast is for 2% growth, which Adam Parker, chief US equity strategist for Morgan Stanley & Co., argues is just too low.
Plus, look for more on US and global equities as well as fixed income investments.