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Experience, intellectual capital and dedicated personal service to help you meet your life goals
Experience, intellectual capital and dedicated personal service to help you meet your life goals
As the financial world becomes increasingly complex, sound financial planning is no longer a luxury. It has become a virtual necessity. The Spectrum Group is a seasoned team of financial professionals who have served the diverse needs of high net worth investors, foundations, and corporations for many years. We have the resources and experience to craft a comprehensive plan for you and manage it prudently over time. The Spectrum Group takes a holistic approach to planning. Before we make any recommendations, we will work closely with you addressing a broad spectrum of issues, such as your current family situation, career aspirations, education costs, retirement goals, and estate planning.
What we learn becomes the foundation for a sound strategy based on your unique profile and goals. From there, we will discuss such issues as your risk tolerance, asset allocation and the most suitable investments for you. But that is just the beginning. Over time, we’ll meet with you regularly to modify your plan to reflect changes in your life. At the Spectrum Group, our goal is to create a comprehensive plan that you can follow confidently, regardless of the ever-changing economic landscape.
Joseph Fezza was recognized as a Top Wealth Advisor by South Florida Business Journal in 2007 and 2008 and one of the Top 1000 Advisors by Barron’s in 2009 and 2010*. He has been a Member of Morgan Stanley’s President’s Club and Chairman’s Club since 1993. He completed his Certified Financial Planner™ designation in 1991 and Morgan Stanley Wharton Graduate School Senior Advisor Program in 1997.
Having been with Morgan Stanley, since December of 1984, he has witnessed and experienced scores of market conditions that have influenced the performance of his clients’ portfolios. His first priority is to help you achieve your financial goals.
*Barron's “Top 1,000 Advisors,” February 20, 2010, 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 1,000 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.
Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
Kate DeSoto, CFP serves as a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley as well as a valued member of The Spectrum Group at Morgan Stanley. She entered the financial services industry in 2007 as a Registered Marketing Associate at UBS Financial Services in Charlotte, NC. Her focus during that period was on municipal and taxable fixed income markets where she was responsible for generating financial plans and conducting client reviews.
Originally from Columbus, Indiana, she is a graduate of Indiana University, with a BS in Psychology and a BA in Criminal Justice. Kate and her husband Starkey moved to South Florida in January 2012, where she joined The Spectrum Group in September of 2012. An avid runner and a seasoned traveler, she regularly runs in major racing events.
Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, WA, WV; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Managed Futures
Howard Lerner is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley. He also holds the Family Wealth Advisor designation with the Company. Howard began his financial services career at Merrill Lynch in 1987 on the Middle Markets Fixed Income Desk in New York. In 1993 Howard moved to Florida to pursue a career as a Financial Advisor. In 1994, he joined Dean Witter, now Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, where he has served in a variety of roles, including ten years in management. Howard sits on the Boards of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida. He is also active in the Arts through his relationship with The Broward Center for The Performing Arts.
BM/Supervisor; Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, WA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
Natasha Lark began her career in wealth management in 2008 after graduating from University of Wisconsin, with BAS in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis on Political Science and Economics. Prior to moving to Florida and joining Morgan Stanley in March of 2014, Natasha has served in compliance and management roles at MassMutual Financial and U.S. Bancorp Investments in Madison, WI. Originally from Minsk, Belarus, Natasha speaks three languages and studied to be a lawyer in her home country.
Natasha’s primary responsibility on our team is supporting Financial Advisors in analyzing portfolios and developing solutions and strategies for our clients as well as preparing portfolio performance reports and creating customized financial plans. She proactively evaluates and updates platforms for the Portfolio Management models and implements decisions by trading. Natasha is committed to bringing integrity and compassion to the work she is doing to help our clients achieve their financial goals.
Stephanie Hammer joined Morgan Stanley, formerly Dean Witter in September 1988. She started her career in 1985 in the financial sector in New York City. She has worked in different roles within the company, including Operations Manager for 10 years. Stephanie brings to our team a wide-range of knowledge in the operational area as a Senior Client Service Associate. Her outstanding skills, communication, and attention to detail allow us to provide exceptional service to our clients. Stephanie is a mother to four beautiful children and an exceptionally young grandmother to four. She loves to read, travel, and cook for her growing family.
Karen Pupo is the newest addition to the Spectrum Group at Morgan Stanley joining us in November 2015. She graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Communications & Leadership Development. Prior to teaming up with The Spectrum Group, Karen worked for the Florida Department of Agriculture as a Health Inspector. She was responsible for the regulation of the commercial food supply while ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations to minimize the risk of food borne illness. Karen brings a unique marketing background to The Spectrum Group. She has created several lucrative marketing campaigns including a private doctor’s office and a non-profit museum located in Gainesville, FL. Outside of work Karen enjoys traveling, hot yoga, and spending time on social media. She is extremely customer service oriented and loves engaging in conversations with clients.
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