Michael Ma

Partner/Wealth Management Advisor at Emeritus Wealth Management

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Emeritus Wealth Management Michael Ma
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Serving Clients Nationwide

Partner/Wealth Management Advisor at Emeritus Wealth Management

Areas of Focus

  • Education Funding
  • Financial Life Planning
  • Insurance
  • Investment Management
  • Living in Retirement

About Me

Hi, I'm Michael Ma, Partner and Wealth Advisor at Emeritus Wealth Management.

My family moved from South Korea to southern New Jersey when I was 5. We subsequently had our share of financial hardship, but my dad eventually built a successful small business. And by steadily putting money into my mom's 401(k) plan, my parents managed to achieve financial security and retire in comfort.

After graduating from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of arts degree in economics, I began my career as a service specialist with TIAA® in 2002. Over the next 19 years, I earned a series of promotions that culminated in the role of senior wealth management advisor, a title given only to TIAA®'s top advisors. In that role, I mentored several advisors who provided advice to thousands of plan participants.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Toni and our dog, Dillon. We love staying active and traveling the world.

Primary Location

1650, Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103

Meeting Options

  • Video Conference
  • In-Person
  • Phone

Compensation Methods

  • Percentage of Assets Managed

What to expect in the first meeting

Click the 'Book Intro Call' button above and complete the brief form to let us know how we can reach you. We're happy to schedule a free introductory call so we can get to know each other, and I'll listen to understand your unique circumstances so we can determine the best way to proceed. I look forward to speaking with you.

Offers Investment Management


About our Firm

Emeritus Wealth Management was established by Michael Ma and Kevin Millard, who have a goal and a vision: to provide holistic financial planning for those in the academic and medical fields. It is important for them to execute this through the lens of independent non-biased advice and to serve as a fiduciary for their clients.

Through decades of experience as Wealth Management Advisors at TIAA, they understand the complexities and challenges associated with 403(b) retirement plans. By using this experience, clients of Emeritus Wealth Management know that they will be partnering with advisors who have the knowledge and understanding of their retirement accounts and how to best leverage these accounts to meet their financial goals.

By being an independent, fee-only advisory firm, Emeritus Wealth Management has the freedom to use the research and information from a multitude of financial institutions and are not limited to just proprietary data. This allows the firm to leverage the most recent ideas and technologies when it comes to investment management, financial planning, tax planning, and estate planning. This also provides the ability of Emeritus Wealth Management to customize the financial plans and goals of each of their individual clients and families.

Emeritus Wealth Management is not limited to assisting those in the academic and medical fields. Due to their deep knowledge of retirement and financial planning, they can assist all individuals, families, and institutions from various walks of life.


University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts - BA, Economics


Hobbies and Interests

  • Family
  • Traveling

Who We Serve

  • Baby Boomers
  • Couples
  • Dual Income Family
  • Educators
  • Gen X
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Living in Retirement
  • Physicians

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