Eric F. Parker

CFP, CWS, Executive Director, Wealth Management, Wealth Advisor

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Eric F. Parker


Comprehensive wealth planning strategies for your life and legacy

My Story and Services


Eric F. Parker is an Executive Director and Wealth Advisor in the Charlottesville office of Morgan Stanley. Eric works with a select group of families to help coordinate their overall wealth management plans. His disciplined, five-step process seeks to address the key wealth management areas that are of greatest importance to his clients relating to the accumulation, protection/preservation, and distribution of wealth.

Eric began his career working in the financial and businesses consulting world.  He joined Morgan Stanley in 2002 in the Denver, CO office to consult with individuals and families on their wealth management needs.  In 2004, he relocated with Morgan Stanley to the Charlottesville, VA office to be closer to family and put roots down in the town where he and his wife went to school.  

A highly regarded professional, Eric has earned the title of Wealth Advisor.  This designation recognizes his commitment and sophisticated approach to helping clients meet complex wealth management requirements. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, a highly recognized designation in the financial services industry, awarded to those who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP® Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework, and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination. Eric’s education and experience provide a strong platform for a comprehensive approach to wealth management.

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Services Include

  • Wealth Consulting
  • Wealth Management
  • 529 Plans
  • Alternative Investments
  • Annuities
  • Asset Management
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Cash Management
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Exchange Traded Funds
  • Financial Planning
  • Lending Products
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Philanthropic Services
  • Planning for Education Funding
  • Planning for Special Needs Individuals
  • Professional Portfolio Management
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Retirement Planning
  • Sustainable Investing
  • Structured Products
  • Trust Accounts
  • Trust Services*

Securities Agent: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, LA, MD, NC, NY, OH, OR, SC, TN, UT, VA, VT; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Managed Futures

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My Family

My Family

Eric and his wife, Kristina, live with their two children, Amber and Justin in Charlottesville.  When Eric is not working with clients, spending time with family, or participating in community service, he enjoys his other passions of tennis, biking, hiking, and the great outdoors.

B.S. University Of Virginia
M.S. Pennsylvania State University
M.B.A. Regis University

Community Service
Blue Ridge Mountains Rotary Club (2003-present) - current board member
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia (2005-2014 board member); Chair of Planned Giving committee
Central Virginia Estate Planning Council
Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (2015 Affiliate of the Year)

Personal Interests
Community Service
Rotary Club
Pickelball, paddle tennis, and other racquet sports
Spending time with family
Hiking and the great outdoors

Working With You

Working With You

I work comprehensively with a select group of families to help coordinate their overall wealth management plans. I do this utilizing a process that seeks to address the key wealth management areas that I've found to be of most importance to our clients.  This covers areas such as the accumulation of wealth and preservation of wealth, and the distribution of wealth.

I look to leverage the vast resources of our firm and give our clients access to some of the best minds in the business.  This entails areas such as our due diligence process, our investment experience, our trust and estate specialist, and many other areas.

I provide this high level of service here in Charlottesville in a very customized and personalized way, serving sounding board, proactively sharing relevant ideas, and being accessible for any questions or issues that may arise on this long-term journey we take together.

What are your hopes and dreams?

Our approach to wealth planning focuses on what is most meaningful to you.
Whether meeting with you for the first time or reviewing your progress and life goals, this is our priority.

Leveraging our vast resources—including intellectual capital, experience and dedicated personal service—we can work with you to create a personalized wealth strategy.

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Our relationship begins with a thorough understanding of you – your needs, your lifestyle and family, and your goals for the future.


I work with you to develop a roadmap to help you achieve and protect the outcomes you envision.


Next, I can help you implement investment, retirement, trust services, lending, cash management and insurance solutions suited to your needs.


Achieving your goals requires vigilance and flexibility. I’ll help you monitor your progress and make adjustments as life evolves, markets and tax laws shift, and priorities change.



  • 401 E. Market St Ste 100
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902

    Our Clients


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    Financial Planning with Eric Parker

    Your wealth strategy doesn’t just consider your investment objectives. Rather, it is tailored to address the personal life goals you’ve identified and prioritized.

    Using our suite of tools — our Asset Aggregation; platform — we can create your personal roadmap to help achieve and protect your goals — a framework that makes the connection between your life goals and your financial resources, and provides a baseline for future discussions. 

    Asset Aggregation and Morgan Stanley Online helps us:
        • Analyze your current investments, and financial situation
        • Review and prioritize your goals with you, such as Retirement
        • Education funding
        • Major purchases and philanthropic goals
        • Develop wealth transfer strategies

    Click the links below to access the Asset Aggregation Client Guide and Morgan Stanley Online Client Introduction:

    Asset Aggregation Client Guide

    Morgan Stanley Online Client Introduction

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC offers a wide array of brokerage and advisory services to its clients, each of which may create a different type of relationship with different obligations to you.  Please visit us at or consult with your Financial Advisor to understand these differences.


    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

    Insights and Outcomes

    Thought Leadership from Morgan Stanley Family Office Resources for our ultra high net worth clients, which contains thought-provoking articles, authored by some of the leading FOR specialists.


    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


    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

    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

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