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The Walker/Gaffney Group


Our single focus is to provide complete financial care using our experience & qualifications with financial, intellectual, & technological resources of our Firm to help you meet your life goals

Our Story and Services

Our Story and Services

James Walker, Jr. and Rita Gaffney are distinctly qualified Financial Advisors providing complete financial care to a select group of clients.

Jim and Rita have 34 and 29 years of experience respectively in the financial services industry. Our team takes a comprehensive wealth management approach to deliver customized solutions tailored to each client’s distinct goals and lifestyle aspirations.

Our comprehensive range of services includes:
- Financial Planning: Do you have a road map for your financial future?
- Wealth Planning: Do you have the right strategies in place to grow and preserve your wealth?
- Retirement Services: What do you want to do in retirement and what will it cost?
- Educational Planning: Do you want to contribute towards the education of a child or grandchild?
- Cash Flow Analysis: Will you be able to afford the lifestyle you desire?
- Estate Planning Strategies: What do you want your legacy to be?

The biggest compliment we can receive is when an existing client refers friends, family, and co-workers to our team for an initial consultation. Please be assured that we will do our utmost to meet the goals of all those who engage our services. Please email a link to our website to anyone in your life facing a wide variety of life changing events including: passing of a loved one, divorce, retirement, or family health issue.

Services Include

  • Wealth Management
  • Executive Benefit Services
  • Professional Portfolio Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Stock Option Plans
  • Retirement Planning
  • LGBT Planning Services
  • Trust Services*
  • Lending Products
  • Structured Products
  • Planning for Education Funding
  • Alternative Investments
  • Structured Settlement Annuities

Check the background of our Firm and Investment Professionals on FINRA's BrokerCheck.

Working With You

Working With You

At The Walker/Gaffney Group at Morgan Stanley, we have built enduring relationships spanning multiple generations by providing complete financial care and focusing on the needs of our clients.  As Financial Advisors, we are committed to building a relationship of trust in which we serve to guide our clients through the complexities of wealth management. 

We work closely with our clients to help them answer two fundamental questions we all have:
(1) Will I make it?
(2) Do I have any financial blind-spots that could harm myself or my family? 
As our relationship evolves we hope our clients regard us a trusted advisor and valued resource; there to help them make an informed decision for their well-being. 

Our singular focus and goal is to help our clients achieve their goals and objectives, providing guidance that helps their wealth support the kind of life they want to live. The Walker/Gaffney Group believes it is an honor and a privilege to serve our clients with strategies that are designed to help put their kids through school, retire comfortably, support causes they hold dear and leave a lasting legacy.

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Meet The Walker/Gaffney Group


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 The Walker/Gaffney Group today.

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