Michael Kaplan

Portfolio Management Group, Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor

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Michael Kaplan


Helping clients like you achieve all of your retirement and investing goals

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Michael Kaplan

With more than 24 years of experience in the financial services industry, Michael has dedicated his entire career to gaining a deep knowledge and global perspective of the financial markets, so that he may educate his clients about their portfolios and help them develop holistic financial plans. He is committed to long-term relationships and strives to deliver objective advice through exceptional “high touch” client service.  He listens carefully to clients’ goals, values and concerns and works tirelessly to help them achieve their personal and financial objectives.


After attending the University of Houston, Michael joined Morgan Stanley in 1992 as a Financial Advisor.  In 2011, he was recognized as a Portfolio Manager and earned the firm’s accreditation for discretionary Portfolio Management. This is an important benefit for clients, as it can help avoid delays in making timely financial management decisions.


Michael is keenly focused on helping his clients maintain the discipline necessary to navigate today’s challenging markets. For his focus and dedication, Michael was named to Morgan Stanley’s prestigious Master’s Club every year since 2012. This appointment recognizes his consistent creativity and excellence in providing a wide range of investment products and wealth management services to his clients.


Michael lives in Houston with his wife, Dr. Laura Dew, and their four children. A devoted family man, he takes great pride in all of their achievements. When not hard at work or spending quality time with family and friends, he enjoys hiking, biking, swimming and coaching his children’s sports teams. An avid racquetball player, he has won a number of singles and doubles racquetball championships. He is a current board member of the TXRA, the official state association for USA racquetball. Michael is also an accomplished poker tournament player.


In addition to his many social activities, Michael is also a strong advocate for his local community.  He is a founding board member of the Horizon Business Network (HBN) and the BNI Inner Loop chapter of Business Network International.  He is also an active supporter of Easter Seals, Bet El, Chabad of Houston, Houston Food Bank, WUES PTO, West U LL and Telluride Academy.

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Services Include

  • Wealth Management
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • 529 Plans
  • Asset Management
  • Cash Management
  • Divorce Financial Analysis
  • Lending Products
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Planning
  • Sustainable Investing

Securities Agent: CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, MI, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Managed Futures

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  • Houston, TX  77056

    Client Service Team

    Client Service Team

    Stacy Hajduk

    Client Service Associate


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    Drawing on nearly 15 of years of experience in the financial services industry, Stacy provides a wide range of services for the Kaplan Group’s high net worth clients. Her many responsibilities include account opening, fund transfers, retirement distributions, performance reporting and general account maintenance and client correspondence. She is often the first point of contact with Michael’s clients.

    Highly adept at handling a broad range of responsibilities quickly and professionally, Stacy enjoys providing what Michael calls “white glove service” to every client.  Working with investors since 2000, she not only knows how to meet their specific needs, she knows how to anticipate them as well.  Over the years, she has worked in a variety of operational support positions in Morgan Stanley’s Houston, Woodlands and Galleria offices.

    Stacy is a native of Houston, where she lives with her husband, Tom.  They are the proud parents of four boys and one granddaughter.  In her spare time, Stacy enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.



    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


    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

    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

    Ready to start a conversation? Contact Michael Kaplan today.

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