Welcome to the Wilson Group at Morgan Stanley’s website. Our site is full of resources designed to help empower you as a family, and as an investor, regardless of whether you work with us or not. My name is Eric Wilson and I lead this family wealth advisory team here at Morgan Stanley. We believe that your family, and your capital, can make it beyond the proverbial third generation. “Shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves in three generations” is how I believe the saying goes.
On the left hand side of this web page, you will find several tabs including ones entitled Meet Our Group, Working Together, and In the Press. I encourage you to visit all of the tabs if you have time, but if you’re here for a quick visit, then start with the previously mentioned tabs. For instance, by selecting the Working Together tab, you will find among the pages, insight into why clients choose to work with us, our investment process, and how our team helps clients pass on their life’s work to subsequent generations.
Our focus is on people and outcomes, not products. We combine knowledge of the financial aspects of governing and managing family wealth with sensitivity to wealth’s psychological and interpersonal effects. The core of our strategy is its single-minded commitment to client advocacy and to the elimination of potential, or perceived, conflicts of interest.
We believe that our clients, many of which are new to the world of affluence/wealth, deserve a different kind of working relationship with their advisors – one that you may not have encountered at any other financial services company. We try and personalize each client family’s experience and relationship with us in many ways, beginning with a dedicated advisor and support staff per 25 families. You can see that with such an intimate staff-to-client ratio, our client family’s experience gets off on the right foot from the start.
Our clients hear how much we value them by our actions, not by our words. We make this distinction because we recognize that wealth is not an end unto itself. Wealth is merely the means by which you can achieve things for yourself and your family. And while it may seem like a simple equation, we have long understood that for our distinct clientele, governing wealth and the opportunities it may create is anything but simple.
If what you see on this site piques your interest, and you find yourself at a point in life where you need another viewpoint, please give us a call to set up a confidential review. We begin every new potential relationship with interested families by simply offering a second pair of eyes.
The deep commitment of the Wilson Group at Morgan Stanley is to invest in our clients every day by helping them plan, and ultimately deliver upon, their legacy.
See December On the Markets from the Global Investment Committee featuring
• "Keep Those Emotions in Check" Michael Wilson, chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, notes that the greatest determinant of investment success may be one’s ability to control his or emotions and not overreact on the downside—or the upside.
• "Lower Your Sights" The 10-year outlook from Morgan Stanley & Co. strategists calls for lower stock and bond returns. They also anticipate lower inflation in which case real returns should not go down as much as nominal returns.
• "Gold and Inflation—It’s Complicated" Of course, gold has a link to inflation, but growth in money supply and nominal GDP count, too.
• Plus, look for more on global equities and fixed income investments.
People are looking for retirement to be more fulfilling and engaging. A solid strategic plan – along with investments that are right for you – is one way to help ensure success. Learn more about some of the resources we can use to help you achieve your goals in today’s new retirement.