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Living life to its fullest potential. This is the vision that fuels not only our perspective, but also our practice and our purpose as trusted advisors.

Our Unique Perspective and Approach

We are a seasoned team of financial professionals who help our clients build, grow and preserve their wealth so they, too, can live their lives to the fullest. The experience we bring to bear extends beyond our financial knowledge to include our educated views of the world we live and invest in.

Though we come from very different backgrounds, we have the same goals and values and share a passion for understanding and exploring what the capital markets have to offer. Like you, we are experienced professionals who have worked diligently to practice and perfect our craft. Even after working together for over a decade, we still push each other to learn something new every day.

Serving a broad, diverse and international group of clients, we invest considerable time in expanding our horizons. We travel extensively, evaluating prospective investments within their native environments and incorporating those ideas into the opportunities we present to our clients. We also go one step further, taking advantage of market cycles and investor behavior in bear markets to unlock value.

Your Wealth Management Experience

We understand the many facets of wealth, as well as the complexity that comes with success. As your trusted advisors, we help you understand your entire financial picture and connect you to the resources, experts and solutions you need. Our goal is to assist you in developing and executing a customized wealth management strategy that enables you to pursue your passion and achieve your aspirations, wherever they make take you.
Services Include
  • Alternative Investments1
  • Asset Management2
  • Fixed Income3
  • Retirement Planning4
  • Qualified Retirement Plans5
  • Business Succession Planning6
  • Cash Management7
  • Foreign Exchange8
  • Art Advisory9
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • 529 Plans10
  • Annuities11
  • Life Insurance12
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Working With You

We believe in bespoke relationships that are tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and goals. Our success is built upon a disciplined, detailed process that enables us to understand and interpret your objectives, and then recommend strategies to help you achieve them.

    Goals Planning System

    Discover


    Your needs and goals are critical components of our advisory relationship. Your financial future begins with a conversation about you, your family, your business, your finances, your previous investment experiences and your goals. Understanding your priorities and preferences is key for customizing a plan that helps maximize your opportunities and minimize your risks.


    Plan


    Once we understand your full financial picture, we develop a personalized plan that addresses not only your investment needs, but also other facets of your financial life, from cash management, personal and business lending, and investment banking to estate planning and engaging the next generation.


    Execute


    Upon your approval of the plan, we utilize our extensive networks and the full resources of Morgan Stanley to put your plan in motion. Once invested, we work with you to help eliminate pitfalls by managing the emotional and cognitive investor errors that are common during the extremes of capital markets euphoria and panic. We also help you identify and seize potential capital market opportunities as they emerge.

    Monitor

    We proactively, carefully and continually monitor your progress. As your life unfolds, and as capital markets conditions and your portfolio evolve, we will recommend adjustments that help keep you on pace to achieve your stated goals.

      Location

      444 South Flower St
      34th Fl
      Los Angeles, CA 90071
      US
      Direct:
      (213) 486-8835(213) 486-8835

      Meet Bunker Hill Group

      About Me

      Sebastien Djavadi
      Senior Vice President
      Financial Advisor
      Family Wealth Director
      Alternative Investments Director
      Senior Investment Management Consultant
      Portfolio Manager

      Having worked in the financial services industry since 1993, Sebastien draws on his extensive knowledge and the broadly diversified platform of Morgan Stanley to build individualized investment portfolios. He employs traditional stock and bond managed strategies, along with alternative investment strategies that include private equity, private credit, real estate, hedge fund and specialized commodity fund strategies. Sebastien brings a disciplined, long-term approach to investing and focuses on diversification and the selection of high quality securities.

      Beyond investments, Sebastien delivers comprehensive wealth management solutions, as well as Morgan Stanley’s bulge bracket investment banking services, mid-market global investment banking partners and commercial banking resources.

      A big believer in education, Sebastien seizes every opportunity to expand his knowledge for the benefit of Bunker Hill Group’s clients. He earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst® certification from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also earned his Alternative Investment Director and Family Wealth Director designations.

      Sebastien joined Morgan Stanley in 1993. He graduated cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. in economics.

      Sebastien came to the U.S. as a teenager, and lived in Colorado before moving to California, where he now lives with his wife and three children. A global citizen, Sebastien travels extensively and speaks fluent French and Farsi. He is an active member of the community and is involved with a number of charities. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, skiing, cooking, photography, art, reading and watching his son play water polo and his wife ride dressage.
      Securities Agent: TX, CA, WA, VA, UT, SC, OR, OK, NY, NV, NM, NC, MI, MD, IN, IL, HI, FL, CO, AZ; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1265232
      CA Insurance License #: 0664928

      About Me

      Jason Berlinger
      Senior Vice President
      Financial Advisor
      Family Wealth Director
      Alternative Investments Director
      Portfolio Manager

      Since joining the financial services industry in 1999, Jason has been providing wealth management solutions to highly successful individuals and families, and working with small institutional clients to service their liquidity and capital market needs. He focuses on fixed income and alternative investments and enjoys helping clients explore the full range of possibilities for growing and preserving their hard-earned wealth.

      Jason holds a Family Wealth Director designation through Morgan Stanley’s Institute of Family Wealth Management. This designation is granted to a select group of Financial Advisors who have successfully completed a rigorous accreditation program focused on the skills required for comprehensive multigenerational wealth management. It also entitles Jason and his clients exclusive access to variety of sophisticated family advisory services.

      Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2006, Jason was a Managing Director at Bear Stearns. Before that, he was an Associate in the Private Banking Group of UBS Warburg and a member of the Real Estate Private Equity Team at Deutsche Bank in London, where he gained valuable training and exposure to investment banking. Jason began his career as a Senior Accountant providing tax, audit and consulting services for Ernst & Young.

      Jason earned his MBA with honors in finance from the University of Southern California. He received his B.A. in economics and accountant from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

      Jason lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with his wife and two sons. He is an active supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and a member of the Orange County Museum of Art Contemporaries. When he’s not helping clients, Jason enjoy surfing, stand up paddle boarding and the outdoors.
      Securities Agent: CA, WA, VA, UT, TX, SC, OR, OK, NY, NV, NM, NC, MI, MD, IN, IL, HI, FL, CO, AZ; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1274483
      CA Insurance License #: 0F58246
      Investment and Market Perspectives

      On the Markets

      Retirement

      Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
      • 401(k) Rollovers
      • IRA Plans
      • Retirement Income Strategies
      • Retirement Plan Participants
      • Annuities
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      Investing

      Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.
      • Asset Management
      • Wealth Planning
      • Traditional Investments
      • Alternative Investments
      • Impact Investing
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      Family

      Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.
      • Estate Planning Strategies
      • 529 Plans / Education Savings Planning
      • Long Term Care Insurance
      • Special Needs Planning
      • Trust Services
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      Business Planning

      Helping you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.
      • Succession Planning
      • Business Planning
      • Retirement Plan Sponsors
      • Qualified Retirement Plans
      • Corporate Pension Funds
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      Philanthropy

      Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
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      • Foundations
      • Donor Advised Funds
      • Impact Investing
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