SOURCE: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

May 06, 2011 08:00 ET

Jonathan Madrigano Named to Barron's 2011 "Top 100 Financial Advisors"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management announced today that Jonathan Madrigano, Director, Private Wealth Advisor in New York City, has been named to Barron's annual list of America's Top 100 Financial Advisors.

The "Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors" is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are assets under management, revenue produced for the Firm and quality of service provided to clients. Investment performance is not an explicit criterion.

"I am extremely proud that Jonathan is representing Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management on this list," commented Doug Ketterer, Head of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. "This listing recognizes an elite group of financial professionals who are dedicated to providing clients with exceptional wealth management services."

At Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Mr. Madrigano educates principals and executives with concentrated equity positions in private companies that are pre-IPO, private business facing near term appreciation events or business succession issues, and clients facing the issues related to generational wealth transfer. Mr. Madrigano additionally focuses on the human components of acquiring, retaining and growing wealth: psychological (planning inheritance or succession, raising children in material affluence), ethical (philanthropy, socially motivated investing and service), and the engagement of the public and private financial markets.

Mr. Madrigano was previously honored by Barron's Winner's Circle in 2010 which named him to their list of the top 1000 financial advisers in America,* where Mr. Madrigano ranked number 14 in New York State. Madrigano Group was also named number thirty-four in America in Research Magazine's September 2008 article, "The Top-Ranked Advisor Teams in America."**

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a global leader in wealth management, provides a range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services.

Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, a division of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, provides a range of investment services to ultra-high net worth individuals, families and related institutions in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 42 countries. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

*Source: Barron's "Top 100 Financial Advisors," April 18, 2011. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. Barron's "Top 100 Financial Advisors" bases its rankings on qualitative criteria: professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records, client retention reports, customer satisfaction, and more. Advisors are quantitatively ranked based on varying types of revenues and assets advised by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Because individual client portfolio performance varies and is typically unaudited, this ranking focuses on customer satisfaction and quality of advice. For more information on ranking methodology, go to http://online.barrons.com/report/top-financial-advisors or contact Barron's Associate Editor, Matt Barthel, at matthew.barthel@barrons.com. The rating may not be representative of any one client's experience because it reflects a sample of all of the experiences of the advisor's clients. The rating is not indicative of the advisor's future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney nor any of their financial advisors pay a fee to Barron's in exchange for the rating.

**Source: Barron's "Top 1,000 Advisors," February 20, 2010, as identified by Barron's magazine, using quantitative and qualitative criteria and selected from a pool of over 4,000 nominations. Advisors in the Top 1,000 Financial Advisors have a minimum of seven years of financial services experience. Qualitative factors include, but are not limited to, compliance record, interviews with senior management, and philanthropic work. Investment performance is not a criterion. The rating may not be representative of any one client's experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor's future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors pay a fee to Barron's in exchange for the rating. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.

© 2011 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC. Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management is a division of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC.

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