OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We sweat the details so our clients are free to enjoy the rewards of their success
We sweat the details so our clients are free to enjoy the rewards of their success
We are a six-member wealth management team led by two highly experienced Financial Advisors, Christi Edwards and Jason Pharris. Christi and Jason are hands-on investment managers with a true passion for their craft. Both are steadfast in the belief that they should never recommend a security that they would not consider for their own portfolios. The team works with some truly exceptional people. Our clients have built thriving businesses, led major corporations, and achieved extraordinary success in the sports and entertainment industry, while raising families and contributing to their communities. Such active lives often leave little time to address the complex challenges of managing wealth they have created along the way. That's where The Edwards Pharris Group steps in.
We serve as our clients' go-to advisors. No situation our clients face is too complex. We help create and implement comprehensive wealth management plans based on specific needs and goals; work to help our clients protect and grow their assets; and help clients create a legacy of support for the people, causes, and institutions that enhance their lives.
The Clients We Serve
For over 30 years, we have had the opportunity to work with some truly exceptional people. Our clients have built thriving businesses and achieved success at the highest levels possible in the sports and entertainment industry. They have raised families, contributed to their communities and led active lives. Often, these pursuits and commitments leave little time to address the complex challenges of managing the wealth they have created along the way. That’s where we step in.
Serving as our clients’ go-to advisors, we help them create and implement comprehensive wealth management plans based on their specific needs and goals. We are at our best when the issues they are facing are the most complex. Providing access to whatever expertise and resources they require, we work to help our clients protect and grow their assets, create the legacy they want to leave and support the people, causes and institutions that enhance their lives.
Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment is a specialized wealth management division of Morgan Stanley that focuses exclusively on addressing the unique needs of top professionals like you, in the sports and entertainment industry.
As a Sports and Entertainment Director, Christi Edwards has the specialized experience, continuing education and access to world-class resources needed to understand the complexities and pressures facing high-achieving professionals in the sports and entertainment industries, and to help them make smart choices about how they save, spend, invest, borrow, protect and give.
Her focus is working with established and emerging industry executives, writers, producers, musicians, etc. helping to provide advanced experience in their field, an extensive range of resources needed to address their unique immediate financial challenges, and to create comprehensive plans to reach their long-term goals.
Christi Edwards is a founding member of The Edwards Pharris Group and brings over 30 years of investment management experience to the service of her clients. Christi provides highly customized advice to corporate executives, business owners, recording artists, music industry professionals, athletes, and other successful people throughout the Nashville area and across the country. Her approach includes a thorough planning process that concentrates on investment consulting, financial planning and relationship management. Christi takes the lead on fixed income and cash management recommendations when helping the team’s clients create and maintain highly customized portfolios.
Christi returned to her hometown Nashville after earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University in 1981. It was a challenging time for women to break into the financial services industry but her determination landed her a job with a local investment firm. She gained experience working on trading desks for bonds, equity, option, mutual funds and syndicate. In 1984, Christi became a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley.
Christi has received numerous distinctions and professional accolades throughout her career. Barron’s named her to their Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list in 2008; recognized her as one of America’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012; and as one of America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2014, 2015, and 2016. She was also ranked among Tennessee’s top advisors in 2009 (#3), 2010 (#10), 2011 (#5), 2014 (#11), 2015 (#17), and 2016 (#15).
Christi is involved with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville as a past board member and chair of Women Build in 2013. She has been active in the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Iroquois Steeplechase, and L'Ete du Vin (one of the nation's largest charity wine auctions). Christi enjoys working out, running, and skiing with her husband, James, and playing with her cats, Woodrow and Gus.
Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
Jason E. Pharris is a founding member of The Edwards Pharris Group. He provides customized advice and comprehensive financial planning services to affluent individuals and families throughout Tennessee and across the country. Jason concentrates on wealth planning services and portfolio architecture for corporate executives, business owners, professionals planning for retirement, recording artists, music industry professionals, athletes, and other successful people. He is dedicated to helping his clients achieve their financial goals so they may attain the financial freedom to pursue their passions..
Jason’s life as an investor began in his teens, after he received a small settlement from a life-changing car accident. He studied philosophies of the great investors and made his own plan to invest his settlement in the stock market. Jason went on to study finance and marketing at Belmont University, where he earned a B.B.A. He began his career as a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley in 1993.
Jason is committed to financial education. He understands the complex and evolving factors driving wealth management and knows the importance of keeping up with these changes. Studying investment analysis at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania cultivated specialized skills in investment management, stock option optimization, retirement and estate planning. Jason takes pride in his ability to take complex financial concepts and effectively communicate them to his clients—teaching them how the market works and how to effectively grow, protect and transition their wealth.
A native of Nashville, Jason and his wife, Wendy, live in Old Hickory with their dog, Rudy.
In his leisure time, Jason enjoys working out, spending time with his wife, studying company balance sheets to find great opportunities for his clients, reading about the great investors of our time like Warren Buffett, and meeting with clients. Be careful, he might give you a book to read on investing.
BM/Supervisor; Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Managed Futures
Tyler Beaudoin is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and is dedicated to helping families and individuals solve their financial challenges, whether they are currently retired or still actively engaged in their careers. Focused on financial planning services, Tyler’s comprehensive approach emphasizes a commitment to providing an exceptional client experience.
After graduating high school in Topsham, Maine, Tyler served for five years in the United States Marine Corps. Working overseas as a member of the Embassy Guard, Tyler received the Global War on Terror medal and was awarded twice for good conduct. His military experience had a profound impact on his life, helping him develop strong values of duty, honor and discipline. He also learned the importance of executing on a well crafted strategic plan. These tenets serve as the foundation of his financial services practice today.
After his military service, Tyler became a true Tennessee Volunteer, playing football for the University of Tennessee under Coach Phillip Fulmer, and earning a B.S. in political science. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2012.
Born and raised in Maine, Tyler chose to make Tennessee his home and lives here with his wife, Erin. He works closely with severely combat wounded veterans through his work with the Joshua Chamberlain Society. Tyler volunteers to raise funds to support the Ronald McDonald House, The Joshua Chamberlain Society, and Camp Sycamore Creek. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking, and training his German Shepherds, Gunner and Delta.
Tyler is a life, health, disability and long-term care licensee and holds the Series 7 and 66 FINRA registrations.
Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
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