Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) To Hold Investment Symposium For Domestic Partners

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced Tuesday that in conjunction with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the Williams Institute – UCLA School of Law and The Principal Funds, it will host a private reception and investment symposium on wealth planning for domestic partners on Thursday, May 27, 2010.

The Wall Street bank said the symposium will focus on findings from two studies by the Williams Institute on challenges gay and lesbian individuals and their partners face under current retirement and real estate tax laws.

“We’re pleased to facilitate this discussion with GLAAD and the Williams Institute, said Robert Perry, Managing Director, Los Angeles Metro Regional Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.  “This event provides a forum for us to highlight our wealth planning expertise with a targeted focus on the individual needs of the LGBT community.”

Morgan Stanley will have Alan Wolberg, Executive Director, Wealth Advisory Resources, Planning Director – Soundview Region, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney as its feature speaker.

“On behalf of GLAAD, we are pleased to partner again with our long-time friends at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney on this symposium,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.  “Wealth planning is critical to protect ourselves and our families, as well as to inspire and engage future generations in the work that is important to each of us.” 

The event will take place on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard, 11461 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049.