Garry W. Bridgeman Joins Graystone Consulting


Garry W. Bridgeman Joins Graystone Consulting

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley, announced today that Garry W. Bridgeman, Certified Investment Management AnalystSM, has joined the Firm's Wealth Management office in Atlanta as an Executive Director, Financial Advisor and Institutional Consulting Director.

Mr. Bridgeman specializes in providing consulting services to philanthropic organizations, governments, corporations and individuals. He worked at Merrill Lynch for over 34 years as a Global Institutional Consultant and Private Wealth Advisor and most recently with the Private Banking & Investment Group.

"We are delighted and honored to welcome Garry to Graystone Consulting," said Marc Brookman, Managing Director and Head of Graystone Consulting. "Garry is a leader in the industry and community. His extensive experience, background and reputation make him a valuable addition to the Firm."

Mr. Bridgeman said, "I am pleased to join Graystone Consulting where my clients will have access to some of the most sophisticated investment solutions, tools and expanded institutional capabilities."

Named for three consecutive years1 to Barron's listing of "Top 1000 Financial Advisors," Mr. Bridgeman is as dedicated to his clients as he is to his charitable interests. He is a Trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation, board member for the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia and The Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University.

He held the position of board president for the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA), an industry association delivering premier investment consulting and wealth management credentialing for Advisors.

Mr. Bridgeman is a member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc., The Atlanta Guardsmen and Delta Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.

He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Indiana and began his career as a financial advisor in Jackson, Mississippi where he became the first African-American employed by a major broker dealer in the state's history.

Graystone Consulting provides a complete range of investment consulting services to institutional clients, which include corporations, endowments and foundations, health care organizations, insurance entities, state and local governments, Taft-Hartley funds and family offices. Tailored investment advice is delivered by Institutional Consulting Directors, experienced investment professionals who are backed by a dedicated consulting team and the broad resources of Morgan Stanley. For further information, please visit

Morgan Stanley (NYS: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit

Source: Barron's "Top 1,000 Advisors," February 20, 2012, as identified by Barron's magazine, [Top 1000 Advisors: February, 19, 2011, Top 1000 Advisors: February 20, 2010, Top 1000 Advisors] using quantitative and qualitative criteria and selected from a pool of over 4,000 nominations. Advisors in the Top 1,000 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. 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.

© 2013 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC. Graystone Consulting is a business of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC.

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