David E Lin

Consulting Group, First Vice President, Financial Advisor, Financial Planning Specialist, Senior Investment Management Specialist

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David E Lin


Experience, intellectual capital and dedicated personal service to help you meet your life goals

My Story and Services



David E. Lin is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley in El Segundo California.  He has been advising high net worth individuals and their families for over 32 years.  His clients include business owners, doctors, lawyers, engineers and members of the entertainment industry.  David utilizes a holistic financial planning based approach to helping his clients manage their wealth.  He believes that clients work hard and take risks to make their money and it is his job to help them preserve and grow their wealth.

David currently resides in Manhattan Beach California with his wife Anne and children Arianna and Andrew.  He graduated from The University of Chicago in 1984 with a degree in Economics.  His passions in life, besides his family, include playing the cello, sailing, golf, travelling, food, and Porsche sports cars.

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Services Include

  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • 529 Plans
  • Alternative Investments
  • Annuities
  • Asset Management
  • Cash Management
  • Certificates of Deposit
  • Corporate Retirement Plans
  • Defined Contribution Plans
  • Financial Planning
  • Lending Products
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Planning for Education Funding
  • Planning for Special Needs Individuals
  • Precious Metals
  • Professional Portfolio Management
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Retirement Planning
  • Sustainable Investing
  • Structured Settlement Annuities
  • Trust Accounts
  • Trust Services*
  • Wealth Management

BM/Supervisor; Securities Agent: AZ, CA, FL, GA, HI, IL, ME, MI, MT, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures

NMLS#: 1279518

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David Lin's Approach

Manage Your Financial Life & Beyond 

Reaching your goals often involves going beyond investment advice—we provide a wide array of offerings and services centered on you and customized to help meet your needs, and provide access to specialists to help pursue specific goals.


Client Service Team

Client Service Team

Krista N. Schlappatha

Senior Registered Associate

Krista Schlappatha has been with Morgan Stanley for more than 17 years. She is focused on providing top-notch client service, administrative and operations support.  She holds a Series 7 license so she can also assist with order execution.

Krista grew up in San Pedro and currently lives in Torrance with her husband, Tom. She has three sons, Justin and twin fraternal boys Tyler and Travis.  She enjoys spending time with her family, lake trips, car racing and collecting horse trinkets.  Krista is an active board member of Beach Cities Parents of Multiples.

Aleisha A. Bemis

Wealth Management Associate

Aleisha Bemis is a Wealth Advisory Associate at Morgan Stanley.  She is experienced and knowledgeable in private wealth management for high net worth families.  She creates holistic, comprehensive financial plans to help clients reach their long-term financial goals.  Aleisha graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a high honors/cum laude BS in Business Administration.  She was also a scholarship athlete for the Division I Northeastern Field Hockey team.  After graduation Aleisha became a Division III Field Hockey coach at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.  She then started her financial career at Goldman Sachs in Boston as a Client Analyst.  She eventually moved west and joined Kayne Anderson in Century City before joining Morgan Stanley.   Aleisha currently resides in Hermosa Beach and enjoys spending time with her daughter and is an avid runner.



  • The University of Chicago, AB Economics 1984

Personal Interests

Personal Interests

  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Cello
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Porsche automobiles


Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a truly personalized wealth strategy.  Today and for the years to come.

  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • IRA Plans
  • Retirement income strategies
  • Annuities


Explore ideas and inspiration with captivating, original lifestyle stories created exclusively for Morgan Stanley clients.


Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.

  • Asset management
  • Traditional investments
  • Alternative Investments
  • Impact Investing


Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.

  • Estate Planning
  • 529 Plans / Education Planning
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Trust Services and Accounting

Business Planning

Partnering with you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.

  • Succession Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Retirement Plan Sponsors
  • Corporate Pension Funds


Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same best-in-class service as the rest of your wealth.

  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Impact Investing

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