The Fullerton Group

Our proprietary advantage is rooted in our 54 years of combined experience. This has given us the ability to navigate the “capital ladder” in order to find value with appropriate risk.  Over the last 27 years, our ability to adapt to changing markets has been our hallmark.  We diligently search for the best risk adjusted returns to tailor our clients investment performance to their individual risk profile.  The use of protective options of all types has helped mitigate volatile down markets to gain what we would call “fair” returns.  Our returns reflect more of our ability to avoid large market downturns while trying to extract “fair” returns in up markets.  We are hands on portfolio managers that also diversify amongst other managers/alternative investment styles for diversification in accordance with client needs.
Services Include
  • Wealth Consulting
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • 529 Plans1
  • Asset Management2
  • Business Planning3
  • Cash Management4
  • Corporate Bonds5
  • Estate Planning Strategies6
  • Financial Planning7
  • Municipal Bonds8
  • Wealth Management9
  • Divorce Financial Analysis10
  • Fixed Income11
  • Lending Products
  • Planning for Education Funding12
  • Professional Portfolio Management13
  • Retirement Planning14
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    Financial Planning with the Fullerton Group

    Your wealth strategy doesn’t just consider your investment objectives. Rather, it is tailored to address the personal life goals you’ve identified and prioritized.

    Using our suite of tools — our LifeView® platform — we can create your personal roadmap to help achieve and protect your goals — a framework that makes the connection between your life goals and your financial resources, and provides a baseline for future discussions. 

    LifeView® helps us:

    - Analyze your current investments, and financial situation
    - Review and prioritize your goals with you, such as Retirement
    - Education funding
    - Major purchases and philanthropic goals
    - Protect your goals
    - Develop wealth transfer strategies


    Click the links below to access the sample LifeView® Goal Analysis and Client Profile:

    Professional Portfolio Management

      Location

      444 South Flower St, 34th
      34th Fl
      Los Angeles, CA 90071
      US
      Direct:
      (213) 486-8822(213) 486-8822
      Toll-Free:
      (800) 832-7648(800) 832-7648

      Meet The Fullerton Group

      About Me

      Michelle Fullerton, Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager and Wealth Advisor, has provided customized private wealth advisory services for over 27 years and is partnered with her husband, Robert Fullerton, Private Wealth Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley.

      Michelle works closely with High Net Worth Individuals and Business Owners to provide customized wealth management services, investment strategies, and retirement planning.  She also offers access to lending services, generational wealth planning, trust, and estate planning strategies.  Michelle coordinates with clients’ CPAs and Attorneys to provide comprehensive wealth management solutions.

      The Fullertons are partners in business as well as in life.  They share in the lives of their children, Danielle (12), Pete (15), and Bob’s older boys, Robby (33) & Steve (30).

      Michelle is highly active in the local community.  She serves as Co-President of the Peninsula Education Foundation and is a member of the Peninsula Chapter of National Charity League.

      When Michelle isn’t working she enjoys cooking, wine pairing, barre classes, skiing, tennis, travelling and watching her children’s sporting events.

      She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BA in International Trade & Economics.
      Securities Agent: CA, WI, WA, VA, UT, TX, TN, SC, OR, NY, NV, NJ, MN, MA, IN, IL, ID, IA, HI, GA, FL, DC, CO, AZ, AR, AL; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1261943

      About Me

      Robert is a Portfolio Management Director and Senior Vice President of Wealth Management. He began his career in the financial services industry with Smith Barney’s downtown Los Angeles office.  With over 27 years of experience servicing the financial needs of High Net-Worth Individuals, Bob concentrates on equity portfolio management utilizing strategies to protect large positions.  Such strategies encompass hedging techniques such as equity monetization and put/call collars. He also manages  taxable and tax-exempt bond portfolios utilizing his experience and understanding of the capital markets.  Robert has helped business owners through the process of selling their businesses and diversifying their proceeds to provide for family or other business ventures. 


      Prior to his career in the financial services industry, Bob played professional tennis and studied philosophy and theology in a Lutheran Seminary. He still enjoys playing tennis and is quite passionate about collecting and sharing great wine with his friends.  He spends his free time with his wife, Michelle, and four children ranging from 12 to 33 years old in age.
      Securities Agent: TX, OK, CA, WA, UT, SC, OR, NY, NV, NJ, IL, ID, HI, GA, FL, DC, CO, AZ, AR; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1265327

      About Me

      Missy is a Registered Associate and has worked in the financials industry at Morgan Stanley since 2014 and holds her Series 7 and 66 licenses. She graduated from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She passed the CFA Level 1 exam in December of 2016. In her spare time, Missy enjoys swimming and taking her two dogs on hikes.

      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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