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Provide industry-leading retirement solutions for every client and individual we serve

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The Caves - Wiese Group Coming Together

Kelly Caves and Brian Wiese met while at Merrill Lynch and moved to Morgan Stanley together in February of 2012 to form The Caves – Wiese Group at Morgan Stanley.  Later that year, Vanessa Schafer joined the team to enhance operational and administrative efficiencies. By providing advice founded on a culture of excellence and driven by global insight, the team’s professionals deliver the resources of Morgan Stanley with the feel of a boutique investment consulting firm.

Kelly and Brian share a strong commitment to financial planning and long term investing.  Their vision and passion for investment consulting lead them to establish a strong service level as the baseline of their delivery and focus most of their time on value-added advice for their diverse client base.  Being both Senior Portfolio Managers and Corporate Retirement Directors, The Caves – Wiese Group is in a unique position to draw upon the best of both institutional and retail investment solutions and processes. 

Services Include

  • Corporate Retirement Plans
  • Retirement Planning
  • Executive Financial Services
  • Financial Planning
  • 401(k) Rollovers

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  • 444 S Flower Steet
  • 34th Floor
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071



    The Strength of The Caves – Wiese Group

    A team of 3 Financial Advisors focused on the retirement plan market
    Over 48 years of retirement plan experience
    $300 million in overall retirement assets*
    $250 million in defined contribution retirement plan assets*
    Service 50 defined contribution plans
    Collaborations with 10 Financial Advisors throughout the country

    *Data as of: December,2015

    Working With You

    Working With You

    The Caves-Wiese Group is a dedicated group of financial professionals who focus on the retirement space and are part of the Corporate Retirement Division of Morgan Stanley.  We use a consultative process to improve a plans efficiency and performance including pricing, transparency, plan design and investment lineup.  We focus on “retirement readiness” for the employees and investment management,  plan management and plan evaluation for the Plan Sponsors with the overall goal being a reduction in fiduciary liability for the Plan Sponsors.  To that end, we utilize a number of analytical tools to review investment performance and fees on an ongoing basis.   We reduce a Plan Sponsor’s fiduciary risk by acting as a 3(21) or 3(38) Co Fiduciary.  We assist our client’s in matters associated with issue resolution and oversee and coordinate provider searches (RFP process).  Since employee participation is essential to the health of the overall plan, we actively engage employees in a number of communication strategies to keep their level of interest high.  For example, we hold enrollment meetings, ongoing participant education meetings and participants have access (via a dedicated toll free number) to a team (bilingual) of financial advisors to assist with questions.

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    • Retirement Plan Sponsors
    • Corporate Pension Funds

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