Awards Disclosures




40 under 40 Most Influential Business Leaders

Source: Baltimore Business Journal, “40 under 40 Most Influential Business Leaders”, August 1997. The award is based upon a recipient’s application and not upon any qualitative and quantitative criteria relating specifically to one’s position as a Financial Advisor. As such the award is not representative of any client’s experience nor is it indicative of the Financial Advisor’s future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney nor any of their Financial Advisors pay a fee to the Baltimore Business Journal in exchange for the rating.

40 under 40 Most Influential Business Leaders

Source: Baltimore Business Journal, “40 under 40 Most Influential Business Leaders”, August 2007. The award is based upon a recipient’s application and not upon any qualitative and quantitative criteria relating specifically to one’s position as a Financial Advisor. As such the award is not representative of any client’s experience nor is it indicative of the Financial Advisor’s future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney nor any of their Financial Advisors pay a fee to the Baltimore Business Journal in exchange for the rating.

401kWire's 2011 300 Most Influential DC Advisors (2011 Ranking)

The 401kWire's 300 Most Influential DC Advisors as identified by 401kWire using quantitative criteria selected from a pool of over 3000 nominations from the industry and the 401kWire's editorial staff. The list of the 300 Most Influential DC Advisors was selected from more than 120,000 reader votes as well as from input from last year's Top 40 Advisors and from distributors working with the advisors. Quantitative factors include but are not limited to, total assets, production, average account size, years in the business and other statistics about the advisors' practices gathered directly from the nominees. 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 Stanly Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors pay a fee to 401kWire in exchange for the rating.

ASPPA 401(k) Leadership Award

Source: ASPPA’s “ASPPA 401(k) Leadership Award,”, is designed to acknowledge a specific accomplishment and/or contribution by an individual or group of individuals within the 401(k) industry. This Award, sponsored by Morningstar, recognizes leadership, innovation and significant influence within the retirement industry targeting the sales, marketing and establishment of 401(k) plans. Firms review and approve nominations of individuals who match the ASPPA award criteria. Individuals are judged based on qualitative information collected from the nomination form, and potentially from interviews with the Award Committee. Finalists are entitled to receive paid airfare, conference registration, and three nights' hotel accommodations to The ASPPA 401(k) SUMMIT. For more information on the award, go to http://www.aspa.org. The award is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors pay a fee to ASPPA in exchange for the award.

Barron’s - Top Women Advisors Summit Attendees

2015 Summit This advisor in addition to the award recipients, was one of several hundred financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the tenth annual Barron’s Top Women Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public. The invitation-only conference was held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL, from December 2 to 4. This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry. Participants attended workshops, many led by the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors, that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and families to portfolio management and retirement planning.

Barron’s - Winner’s Circle (Top 100)

Source: Barron's “Top 100 Financial Advisors,” April 17, 2017. Barron’s “Top 100 Financial Advisors” bases its ratings on qualitative criteria: professionals with a minimum of 7 years of financial services experience, acceptable compliance records, client retention reports, customer satisfaction, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated 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 rating focuses on customer satisfaction and quality of advice. The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience because it reflects a sample of all of the experiences of the Financial Advisor’s clients. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor’s past or future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors or Private Wealth 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.

Barron’s - Winner’s Circle Top Advisors Summit 2013

This advisor, in addition to the award recipients, was one of approximately 500 financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the eighth annual Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top Women Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public. The invitation-only conference was held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL, from December 4 to 6. This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry. Participants attended workshops, led by the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors, that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and families to portfolio management and retirement planning.

Barron’s - Winner’s Circle Top Advisors Summit 2013

Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” June 11, 2018. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” bases its ratings on qualitative criteria: professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records, client retention reports, customer satisfaction, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated 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 rating focuses on customer satisfaction and quality of advice. The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience because it reflects a sample of all of the experiences of the Financial Advisor’s clients. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor’s future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee to Barron’s in exchange for the rating.

Barron’s Multiple Award Winners

Awards as identified by Barron's Magazine, using quantitative and qualitative criteria and selected from a total annual pool of over 3,000 nominations. Advisors who are selected have a minimum of seven years of financial services experience. Quantitative factors include, but are not limited to, the amount of assets under management. 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.

Barron’s Top 1,000 FAs

Source: Barron's “Top 1,000 Advisors,” February 18, 2013, 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 or Private Wealth Advisors pays 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.

Barron's "Ranking the Institutional Consultants"

Source: Barron’s “Ranking the Institutional Consultants,” April 17, 2017. The teams in the ranking were evaluated on a range of criteria, including institutional investment assets overseen by the team, the revenue generated by those assets, the number of clients served by the team, and the number of team members and their regulatory records. Also considered were the advanced professional designations and accomplishments represented on the team. The rating is not indicative of the Institutional Consulting Director’s past or future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Institutional Consulting Directors 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.

Barron's Top 1,200 Advisors

Source: Barron's “Top 1,200 Advisors,” March 6, 2017, 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 1,200 Financial Advisors have a minimum of seven years of financial services experience. Qualitative factors include, but are not limited to, compliance record 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 or Private Wealth Advisors pays 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.

Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors - 2018

Source: Barron's “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors,” March 12, 2018, 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 1,200 Financial Advisors list have a minimum of seven years of financial services experience. Qualitative factors include, but are not limited to, compliance record 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 or Private Wealth Advisors paid 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.

Barron's Top 100 Women

Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” June 5, 2017. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” bases its ratings on qualitative criteria: professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records, client retention reports, customer satisfaction, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated 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 rating focuses on customer satisfaction and quality of advice. The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience because it reflects a sample of all of the experiences of the Financial Advisor’s clients. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor’s future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee to Barron’s in exchange for the rating. © 2017 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.

Financial Times - Top 100 Women Financial Advisors

Source: Financial Times “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” November 19, 2014. Using quantifiable and objective criteria and selected from a pool of over 400 candidates, financial advisors in the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors are required to have a minimum of ten years’ experience and at least $200 million assets under management (“AUM”). Financial advisors were graded based on various factors including, but not limited to, AUM, compliance record, years of experience, AUM growth rate, industry certifications and online accessibility. 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 or Private Wealth Advisors pays a fee to Financial Times in exchange for the rating. For more on methodology please go to www.ft.com/reports.

Financial Times 400 Top Advisors 2018

Source: The Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (March 2018). The FT 400 is based on data gathered from advisors, broker-dealer home offices, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in six primary areas: assets under management (AUM), asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials and online accessibility. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance. Neither the brokerages nor the advisors pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 400.

Financial Times Top 400

The Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (March, 2017). The FT 400 is based on data gathered from advisors, broker-dealer home offices, regulatory disclosures and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in six primary areas: assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, experience and online accessibility. The award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients. 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 or Private Wealth Advisors pays a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for the rating.

Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors

Source: The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (September 2017). The FT 401 is based on data gathered from advisors, regulatory disclosures , and the FT's research. The listing reflects each advisor's status in seven primary areas: DC plan assets under management (AUM), DC AUM growth rate, specialization In DC plans, years of experience, advanced industry credentials, compliance record and DC plan participation rate. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance . Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors pays a fee to The Financial Times In exchange for the rating.

Five Star Wealth Manager

Five Star Professional, as a third party research firm, identified pre-qualified award candidates based on industry data and contacted all identified broker dealers, Registered Investment Advisor firms and FINRA-registered representatives to gather wealth manager nominations. Self-nominations are not accepted. Award candidates are then evaluated against 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria associated with wealth managers who must have a minimum of five years’ experience as an investment adviser representative or other accepted credentials, client retention rates, client assets administered, firm review and a favorable regulatory and complaint history as defined by Five Star. Five Star Professional determines the final list of Five Star Wealth Manager Award winners. The Award does not evaluate the quality of services furnished to clients and it is possible that the recipient may have received unfavorable ratings from those surveyed. Five Star Professional collected the information for this Award through surveys it conducted.

  • Wealth managers and/or their firms do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers.
  • The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance.
  • Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients’ assets.
  • The inclusion of a wealth manager on the list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional.
  • Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future.
  • For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com.

Forbes-- America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors

Source: Forbes Magazine (July, 2017). Data provided by SHOOKTM Research, LLC. Data as of 3/31/17. SHOOK considered Financial Advisors born in 1980 or later with a minimum 4 years relevant experience, who have: built their own practices and lead their teams; joined teams and are viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures: telephone and in-person interviews, client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, such as: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. 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 or Private Wealth Advisors pays a fee to Forbes or SHOOK Research in exchange for the ranking. For more information see www.SHOOKresearch.com.

Forbes Best In State Wealth Advisors

Source: Forbes.com (February 2018). Best-in-State Wealth Advisors ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors pay a fee to Forbes or SHOOK Research in exchange for the ranking. For more information: www.SHOOKresearch.com.

Forbes Top Advisor List

Source: Forbes Magazine and Forbes Online (August 2016). The ranking of America’s Top Wealth Advisors, developed by Forbes’ partner SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. 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 or Private Wealth Advisors pays a fee to Forbes or SHOOK Research in exchange for the ranking. For the full list and more, visit: www.forbes.com/top-wealth-advisors.

Forbes Top Wealth Advisors

America’s Top Wealth Advisors ( Forbes.com Sept. 2017). The ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors pays a fee to Forbes or SHOOK Research in exchange for the ranking. For more information: www.SHOOKresearch.com.

Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors 2018

Source: Forbes.com (May, 2018). America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. For more information: www.SHOOKresearch.com.

Forbes’ Top 200 Women Wealth Advisors

Source: Forbes.com (February 2017). The ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, developed by Forbes’ partner SHOOK Research, is based on a ranking algorithm that includes telephone and in-person interviews, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. 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 or Private Wealth Advisors pays a fee to Forbes or SHOOK Research in exchange for the ranking. For the full list and more visit: www.forbes.com/top-wealth-advisors.

NABCAP Premier Wealth Advisors (5-Star Local List)

Source: NABCAP: "Premier Wealth Advisors", Omaha Magazine, Over 5000 direct contacts and over 40000 indirect contacts were made to seek participation and/or nomination of participants in the Premier Wealth Advisor Program. The number of individuals contacted varies based on the size of the local market. NABCAP uses a methodology that it has created that includes both quantitative and qualitative criteria including, but not limited to financial planning, education, experience, and compliance record. NABCAP contracts with Rank Premier Advisors to administer its evaluation process. NABCAP's evaluation and ranking program (including the evaluation and validation process and the list of NABCAP Premier Advisors) is an independent third-party assessment based on objective, unbiased questions ("Program"). The Program is structured to ensure a comprehensive and objective evaluation of financial advisory practices. NABCAP's methodology includes, but is not limited to (i) average assets per client, (ii) average number of clients per advisor, (iii) financial advisor to support staff ratio, and (iv) financial advisor and support staff credentials/designations. For more information on NABCAP's methodology go to nabcap.org. Premier Wealth Advisors do not pay a fee to be included in the final list of NABCAP Premier Wealth Advisors. The overall evaluation score of a wealth manager may not be representative of any one client's evaluation. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by NABCAP or Omaha Magazine. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance.

NAPA Net’s “Top Women Advisors of 2016"”

NAPA Net’s “Top Women Advisors of 2016”, December 14, 2016 as appearing in NAPA Net or www.NAPA-NET.org is based on a combination of nominations by the NAPA members as well as votes from individuals across the spectrum of the retirement industry. Nominees are asked to respond to a series of questions, both quantitative and qualitative, about their experience and practice. A panel of judges reviewed the anonymized questionnaires and selected the women honored in three separate categories including All-Star, Captains, and Rising Stars. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisors’ future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors pay a fee to NAPA-Net in exchange for the rating.

NAPA Net's Top Women Advisors 2017

NAPA Net’s “Top Women Advisors of 2017,” December 19, 2017 as appearing in NAPA Net or www.Napa-Net.org, is based on nominations by the NAPA members. Nominees are asked to respond to a series of questions, both quantitative and qualitative, about their experience and practices. A panel of judges reviewed the anonymized questionnaires and selected the women honored in three categories: All Star, Captains, and Rising Stars. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisors’ future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC or its Financial Advisors paid a fee to NAPA-Net in exchange for the rating.

NAPA Top DC Advisors (Team Ranking)

Source: NAPA “Top DC Advisors Firms,” Winter Issue NAPA Net The Magazine. NAPA’s “Top DC Advisor Firms,” unlike other lists, recognizes firms, or what may, in a wirehouse environment, be referred to as a team, or office, for their defined contribution (DC) practice specifically. The ranking is based on the team’s defined contributions assets under management. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of the team’s future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors pay a fee to NAPA in exchange for the rating.

NAPA’s Top Retirement Plan Advisors Under 40

NAPA Net’s “Top Retirement Plan Advisors Under 40,” www.NAPA-NET.org, is drawn from nominations provided by the advisors’ firms. Final selection is based on a review of quantitative and qualitative data provided by the Financial Advisor. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors paid a fee to NAPA Net in exchange for the rating

On Wall Street's Top 100 Branch Manager Honorees

On Wall Street's Top 100 Branch Manager Honorees as identified by onwallstreet using criteria such as achievements during the year, ability to identify, recruit, develop, retain and reward talented Financial Advisors and dedication to the goal of providing superior client service. The Honorees are selected from the pool of nominees by judges chosen by onwallstreet. The rating may not be representative of any one client's experience and is not indicative of the Branch Manager's future performance. Neither Morgan Stanly Smith Barney LLC nor its Branch Managers pay a fee to onwallstreet in exchange for the rating.

On Wall Street's Top 40 Under 40

On Wall Street's Top 40 Under 40 asks brokerage firms to nominate their top young brokers. Of those nominated, On Wall Street bases its rankings on quantitative and qualitative criteria. FAs are ranked by their annual trailing-12 month production (as of Sept 30, 2014), The rating is not indicative of the advisor's future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its financial advisors pay a fee to On Wall Street in exchange for the rating.

PLAN ADVISOR OF THE YEAR

Source: PLANSPONSOR Adviser nominations for “Retirement Plan Adviser/ Team of the Year” were solicited from retirement plan advisers, from employers and/or broker/dealers and from plan sponsors, as well as from working partners of the nominees, including investment vendors, accountants, attorneys and pension administrators. Nominees were required to provide various details about their practice and answer essay questions. In order to be selected as a finalist, advisers nominees must have a majority of their business revenue derived from employer-sponsored retirement plans; serve as a fiduciary to client plans; show a commitment to fee-based compensation; and use replacement rate or outcome-based metrics of plans with clients, among other benchmarks. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor Team's future performance. Neither the Financial Advisor Team nor Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC pay a fee to PLANSPONSOR in exchange for the ranking.

PLANADVIDER Plan Adviser Team of the Year

Source: PLANADVISER.com, October 2015, “The 2015 PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Team of the Year.” Adviser nominations for Retirement Plan Adviser Team of the Year were solicited from retirement plan advisers ( self-nominations are not permitted), from employers and/or broker/dealers and from plan sponsors, as well as from working partners of the nominees, including investment vendors, accountants, attorneys and pension administrators. Nominees were required to provide various details about their practice and answer essay questions. In order to be selected as a finalist, advisers had to meet requirements, set by the PLANADVISER editorial and judging team, nominees must: have a majority of their business revenue derived from employer-sponsored retirement plans; serve as a fiduciary to client plans; show a commitment to fee-based compensation; and use replacement rate or outcome-based metrics of plans with clients, among other benchmarks. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor Team's future performance. Neither the Financial Advisor Team nor Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC pay a fee to PlanSponsor in exchange for the ranking.

PLANADVISOR Top 100

Source: PLANADVISER.com, January/February 2018. The 2018 PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers award is compiled from responses to the PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey. It is based solely from a set of quantitative variables and information from a survey supplied by the advisers themselves. A sub-segment of the questions was used to determine eligibility for the Top 100. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors paid a fee to Plan Adviser in exchange for the rating.

Registered Rep’s List of Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors

Source: REP. Magazine October, 2015. Advisors on the Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors list are ranked exclusively by assets under management custodied at the four wirehouse firms. Only advisors for whom 80 percent or more of assets corresponded to retail clients were eligible for the list. Assets under management are as of the end of the second quarter 2015. REP. magazine and WealthManagement.com do not receive any compensation from the financial advisors, participating firms, affiliates or the media in exchange for rankings.

REP Magazine

Source: REP. magazine’s “Top 40 Wirehouse Advisors Under 40”, August 5, 2013. Selected Financial Advisors are ranked exclusively by assets under management custodied at their firm. Only Financial Advisors for whom 60 percent or more of assets correspond to retail clients were eligible for the list. Financial Advisors must be under the age of 40 as of August 2013. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance. Neither the Financial Advisor nor Morgan Stanley Wealth Management pay a fee to REP. magazine in exchange for the ranking

REP Magazine

REP. Magazine’s “Top 50 Wirehouse Women,” Oct. 1, 2014. Advisors on the Top 50 Wirehouse Women list are ranked exclusively by assets under management custodied at their firm. Only advisors for whom 80 percent or more of assets corresponding to retail clients were eligible for the list. Assets under management are as of the end of the first quarter 2014. REP. magazine and WealthManagement.com do not receive any compensation from the financial advisors, participating firms, affiliates or the media in exchange for rankings.

Research Magazine’s - Winner’s Circle Top Teams

Source: Research Magazine’s “130 Top-Ranked Advisor Teams in America,” as identified by The Winner's Circle®, LLC, 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. With over 7,000 nominations compiled on an annual basis, Financial Advisor teams are quantitatively ranked based on varying types of revenues and assets advised by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Additional measures include: in-depth interviews and discussions with senior management, peers, and customers, and telephone-based and in-person interviews with the nominees. 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 www.WCorg.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 Financial Advisor's clients. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors pay a fee to The Winner's Circle in exchange for the rating.

Research Magazine's Top Ranked Teams in America

Source: Research Magazine’s “Top Ranked Teams in America,”, as identified by Barron’s magazine in, using quantitative and qualitative criteria and selected from a pool of over 3,000 nominations. Financial Advisors in the Top Ranked Teams 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.

Reuters AdvicePoint

Source: Reuters AdvicePoint bases its rankings exclusively on quantitative criteria such as assets under management, size of the book, and an acceptable compliance record. Reuters accepts nominations from Financial Advisors. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC does not pay a fee to Reuters in exchange for the rating.

Top 100 Women

Source: Reuters AdvicePoint bases its rankings exclusively on quantitative criteria such as assets under management, size of the book, and an acceptable compliance record. Reuters accepts nominations from Financial Advisors. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC does not pay a fee to Reuters in exchange for the rating.

Up and Coming Young Professionals

Source: Baltimore Jewish Times, “Up and Coming Young Professionals”, March 2009. The award is based upon a recipient’s application and not upon any qualitative and quantitative criteria relating specifically to one’s position as a Financial Advisor. As such the award is not representative of any client’s experience nor is it indicative of the Financial Advisor’s future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney nor any of their Financial Advisors pay a fee to the Baltimore Jewish Times in exchange for the rating.

Washingtonian Magazine Wealth Manager Award

Source: Washingtonian, November, 2012. Washingtonian’s “They Know Money” bases its ratings on quantitative and qualitative criteria, including but not limited to: surveys to Washington-area financial professionals, nominations submitted to them by firms based upon assets under management, degrees, and certifications. The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor’s future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor any of their Financial Advisors pay a fee to Washingtonian in exchange for the rating. The individual(s) mentioned as the [Portfolio Manager or Portfolio Management Team] is/are [a] Financial Advisor(s) with Morgan Stanley participating in the Morgan Stanley Portfolio Management program. The Portfolio Management program is an investment advisory program in which the client’s Financial Advisor invests the client’s assets on a discretionary basis in a range of securities. The Portfolio Management program is described in the applicable Morgan Stanley ADV Part 2, available at www.morganstanley.com/ADV or from your Financial Advisor.

Winner’s Circle Top 50

The Winner's Circle®, LLC, 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. With over 7,000 nominations compiled on an annual basis, Financial Advisors are quantitatively ranked based on varying types of revenues and assets advised by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Additional measures include: in-depth interviews and discussions with senior management, peers, and customers, and telephone-based and in-person interviews with the nominees. 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 www.WCorg.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 Financial Advisor's clients. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors pay a fee to The Winner's Circle in exchange for the rating.

Working Mothers

Source: Working Mother magazine (October/November, 2017) SHOOK™ Research considered Financial Advisors who are mothers with children living at home and under the age of 18. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors pays a fee to Working Mother or SHOOK Research in exchange for the ranking. For more information see www.SHOOKresearch.com.

Worth (Top 100)

Source: Worth Magazine’s “Top 100 Wealth Advisors,” bases its rankings on qualitative criteria that include: professional designations and educational credentials, professional experience, acceptable compliance records, outlook on the investment climate, model portfolio returns, and client retention rate. Worth editors receive thousands of nominations nationwide from Worth readers and investment professionals. Nominated advisors are then asked to complete an extensive survey. All credentials and designations are verified and nominee compliance records are verified. For more information on ranking methodology, go to http://www.worth.com/Editorial/Wealth-Management/Advisors/subarticles/Taking-the-Measure-of-Your-Managers-The-Top-100-Methodology.asp. The rating may not be representative of any one client's experience because it reflects a sample of all of the experiences of the Financial Advisor's clients. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC does not pay a fee to Worth Magazine in exchange for the rating.

Worth (Top 250)

Source: Worth Magazine’s “Top 250 Wealth Advisors,” bases its rankings on qualitative criteria that include: professional designations and educational credentials, professional experience, acceptable compliance records, outlook on the investment climate, model portfolio returns, and client retention rate. Worth editors receive thousands of nominations nationwide from Worth readers and investment professionals. Nominated advisors are then asked to complete an extensive survey. All credentials and designations are verified and nominee compliance records are verified. For more information on ranking methodology, go to http://www.worth.com/Index.asp. The rating may not be representative of any one client's experience because it reflects a sample of all of the experiences of the Financial Advisor's clients. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC does not pay a fee to Worth Magazine in exchange for the rating.