Stephen M. Ashworth

Associate Vice President, Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager, Financial Planning Specialist

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Stephen M. Ashworth


Comprehensive wealth planning strategies for your life and legacy

My Story and Services


I manage investment portfolios for individuals and act as an advisor on qualified retirement plans, as well as trusts, foundations, endowments and large, medium and small companies in the Cincinnati area as well as around the United States. My past experience has also provided me the knowledge and experience needed to understand the complex needs and challenges of advising college and professional coaches and professional athletes in various stages of their career. I strongly believe in the team approach to servicing my clients. My belief that having the Financial Advisor, Staff/Board Members, Attorney, CPA, Agent and other interested parties working together as one allows the client to feel as though their investment program is being tailored and monitored in a way as to provide flawless adherence to their investment objectives. I provide in-depth personal attention, financial and estate planning strategies and service to my clients.

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Services Include

  • Wealth Management
  • Professional Portfolio Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Cash Management
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Executive Financial Services
  • Estate Planning Strategies

Securities Agent: CT, FL, GA, IA, IN, KY, MA, MD, OH, OR, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative

NMLS#: 1279112

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Working With You

Working With You

I believe that identifying financial solutions begins with a solid understanding of each client’s situation, goals, objectives and risk tolerance. I follow a disciplined process that enables us to work with you to craft a solution that helps to meet your individual financial needs:

•Develop a thorough understanding of your financial goals and objectives
•Review and analyze your current financial situation
•Identify and tailor solutions that can help you meet your individual needs
•Implement your customized strategy, including personalized services and benefits
•Review your strategy, meeting periodically to discuss your goals and needs

Whatever your financial goal—whether to grow your wealth, preserve it or pass it on to others, you can count on us to help you with a strategy that is:

Highly individualized and committed to helping you achieve financial success
Responsive to changes in your life and in your priorities over time
Covering a broad array of investment products and services, with preferred benefits tied to your valued status with us



2013-Present: Associate Vice President/Financial Advisor/Senior Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
2009-2013: Financial Advisor, Raymond James and Associates
1999-2009: Financial Advisor, Gradison McDonald Investments/UBS Financial Services

Client Service Team

Client Service Team

Julie Behymer

Senior Registered Client Services Associate



  • Morgan Stanley Pacesetter's Club - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Associate National Advisory Council - 2017, 2018



  • 4030 Smith Road Suite 200
  • Cincinnati, OH 45209


    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 Stephen M. Ashworth today.

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