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Brad Hudgens named to Forbes Magazine list

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NEW YORK -- Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced that Brad Hudgens, a senior vice president and financial adviser in the firm's Hot Springs Wealth Management office, has been named to Forbes Magazine's inaugural list of America's Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, and has ranked within the top 5 of advisers in Arkansas and the highest ranking in the Hot Springs area.

Forbes' Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list comprises a select group of individuals who have a minimum of seven years of industry experience. The ranking, developed by Forbes' partner SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisers and weighing factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews.

"I am pleased that Brad Hudgens is representing Morgan Stanley," commented Greg Gangas, complex manager, in the press release. "To be named to this list recognizes Brad's professionalism and dedication to the needs of his valued clients."

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, a global leader, 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, cash management and lending products and services, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services.

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 42 countries, the firm's employees serve clients worldwide, including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit http://www.morganstanley.com. Member SIPC.

Source: Forbes.com (February 2018). America's Top Wealth Advisors: State-By-State 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 advisers rarely have audited performance reports. 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: http://www.SHOOKresearch.com.

Business on 05/07/2018

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