Ken Cadden is a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Management Director with the Cadden Sizemore Group at Morgan Stanley in Richmond, Virginia. With more than thirty years of industry experience his role is to help guide clients toward the financial independence they envision by following a prudent planning process and through the application of the appropriate investment strategies.
In addition, Ken is a frequent corporate-sponsored speaker in the areas of Portfolio Management and Individual Retirement Planning. A native of Syosset, New York, Ken received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Virginia Tech. He is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business distinguished Investment Analyst Program, from which he earned the designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA). Recognizing the need for comprehensive retirement planning, Ken completed the CRPC Professional Education Program with the College for Financial Planning and was awarded the designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor.
Ken began his investment career in 1986 as a Financial Analyst with Drexel Burnham Lambert in New York. In 1990, he took a position as a Financial Consultant with Wachovia Securities in Richmond and was a founding member of the firm’s Financial Planning Institute. Ken has been a Senior Vice President with Morgan Stanley since 2001 and is a long-time member of the Investment Management Consultants Association. He was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” in Virginia published by Forbes for 2019, 2021, and 2022.
Ken is an active patron of The Samuel J. Cadden Chapel Project and sits on the Executive Council at Clemson University. In addition, Ken is a supporter of Feed More, and volunteers at the Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. He is a member of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church. Ken lives in the Short Pump area of Richmond with his wife, Mary, and is the proud father of two children, Sam and Bailey. A graduate of Virginia Tech in Electrical Engineering, Shivon has served on Virginia Tech’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Advisory Board.