Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management Hires Team to Expand Coverage of Latin American Markets

New York —

Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, a division of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, announced today that it has hired a team of six investment professionals to serve ultra high net worth and institutional clients in Florida and the Latin American Markets.

The team will be based in Miami and includes two Investment Representatives: Executive Director Candido Viyella and Executive Director Luis Arriola.  They will be joined by Vice President, Maria Goudie, and Karen Mendoza, Marisol Arroyo and Nicolas Boker.  The team will report to Jon Mallon, Executive Director and Manager of the Private Wealth Management office in Miami.

"We are pleased that this very successful team with a long track record in the industry has decided to join Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management," said Mr. Mallon.  "Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management is committed to further developing our coverage in Florida and the Latin American Markets, and this team will be critical to our efforts."

Ernesto de la Fe, Managing Director and Regional Head of Latin America for Private Wealth Management added, "The hiring of Candido and his team reinforces our commitment to the region, and we are delighted to welcome them to the Firm to help further expand our strategic initiatives."

Mr. Viyella joins the Firm from UBS where he spent nine years, most recently as Managing Director and a member of the Global Circle of Excellence and the Chairman's Council.  Prior to UBS, for nine years, he was a Senior Vice President at Prudential Securities.  Mr. Viyella is involved in several community organizations in Miami where he resides with his wife and three children.

Mr. Arriola also joins Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management from UBS where he spent nine years, most recently as a Senior Vice President and President's Council member.  Prior to UBS, he was with Prudential Securities for nine years.  Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mr. Arriola resides in Miami with his wife and three children.

Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management provides a range of investment and private banking 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 Smith Barney, a global leader in wealth management, provides access to a wide 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.

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