The Rast McFadden Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley announces new team members

December 1, 2021

The Rast McFadden Wealth Management Group announced today that Julie Y. Huff and Lauren W. Phelps have joined the team as Senior Registered Client Service Associates. The Rast McFadden Wealth Management Group is based in the firm’s Wealth Management office in Columbia, SC reporting to J.R. Williams.

Julie Y. Huff

Ms. Huff joins the team with over a decade of experience in investment services and banking, and specializes in relationship management, along with annuity planning, evaluation, and execution. She began her financial services career as a bank teller while a student at the University of South Carolina, where she majored in Advertising and minored in Business. She spent several years working in advertising for Clear Channel Radio before she was drawn back to the financial industry at BB&T Investments, now Truist. Ms. Huff lives in Lexington with her husband Larry and their two children.

Lauren W. Phelps

Ms. Phelps joins the team with over 15 years of experience in investments, banking, and insurance, most recently with Truist. She specializes in managing advanced operations for the team. She holds an MBA and a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a minor in Psychology from East Carolina University. Ms. Phelps and her husband, Kenny, are both from eastern North Carolina, and have lived in Columbia since 2010 with their three children.

Back row, left to right: Julie Y. Huff, Senior Registered Client Service Associate; Josh D. Lorenzetti, Registered Client Service Associate; Ben A. Rast, Wealth Advisor; Matthew T.S. McFadden, Financial Advisor Front row, left to right: Kathryn K. Robinson, Senior Wealth Management Associate; Emily R. Tarney, Financial Advisor; Lauren W. Phelps, Senior Registered Client Service Associate


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Founded as The Rast Group by Ben A. Rast, CFP®, CPWA®, Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor, in 1986, the team helps families navigate the opportunities and challenges of significant wealth with confidence and control. As of June 30, 2021, they manage over $500 million in assets, focusing on multigenerational wealth management for families in the Columbia area and beyond. Their services include wealth management, financial planning, business succession planning, and executive financial services. For more information, please visit


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