Welcome

At The Jacobs/Vorwald Group, we are an experienced team of financial professionals who combine our talents to help a select group of affluent families address the myriad challenges of managing significant wealth. Following a disciplined process, we craft highly customized strategies based on their unique needs, challenges and aspirations. We are deeply committed to helping our clients realize their goals, and are dedicated to delivering an outstanding service experience.

Should you choose to work with us, we will strive to address your needs and to exceed your expectations. Combining our own experience with the vast global resources of Morgan Stanley, we will provide access to the skills and capabilities needed to help you protect and grow your assets, sustain your lifestyle and support the people, causes and institutions that enhance your life.
Capabilities
  • Family Governance & Wealth Education
  • Consolidated Reporting
  • 10b5-(1) Programs
  • Pre-Liquidity Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Open-Architecture Platform
  • Manager Selection
  • Proprietary Investment Opportunities
  • Sustainable & Responsible Investing
  • Risk Management
  • Hedging Strategies
  • Philanthropy Management
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About PWM

Founded in 1977, Private Wealth Management is the division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management that is dedicated to serving the firm’s most affluent clients, including some of the world’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, executives and stewards of multigenerational wealth. Functioning as an exclusive investment boutique within a global financial firm, we deliver sophisticated solutions that leverage the intellectual capital and insight of Morgan Stanley’s substantial global resources. Drawing on a deep understanding of your financial life, our goal is to help you:
  • Manage investments with an unwavering focus on your financial strategy and personal goals
  • Create comprehensive, multigenerational wealth management plans based on your needs, challenges and the values that guide your life and legacy
  • Simplify financial complexity to help you achieve clarity and control
Private Wealth Management Highlights
  • Approximately 250 teams1  specialized in assisting individuals and families with $20MM+ in investable assets
  • Over $330 billion in AUM2
  • Comprising 26% of the Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors list for 20173
  • Direct access to ultra high net worth experts in philanthropy, family dynamics, wealth transfer, lifestyle advisory and other areas of interest to ultra high net worth families
1 Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, December 31, 2017
2 Morgan Stanley Internal Compensable Revenue Report, December 31, 2017
3 Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors, April 2017

Approach

Discovery Process
Investing the time to learn about you and your family; your assets and liabilities and the risk exposures, enables us to formulate strategies and customize the relationship to your needs.
Formulation of Tax, Trust and Estate Strategy
Working with your tax and legal advisors, we help analyze your income and estate tax circumstances to identify and tailor planning techniques that may be used to address your objectives.
Creation of Customized Strategic Asset Allocation
Your customized asset allocation reflects risk, opportunities and taxation across multiple entities, while integrating your investing and estate plans.
Integration of Tactical Asset Allocation
Short-term adjustments seek to capitalize on temporary market distortions. Before making adjustments, we analyze the impact of taxes and trading costs on potential returns.
Implementation of a Customized Wealth Strategy
After comprehensive due diligence and analysis of expected results across multiple market scenarios, strategies are chosen from our expansive investment platform.
Ongoing Assessment
In coordination with your other advisors, we can conduct ongoing reviews and comprehensive reporting to ensure that your strategy adapts to changing financial and family needs.

Clients

We serve a select group of accomplished entrepreneurs, executives and their families. Many have built and sold successful enterprises, some on multiple occasions. The resulting wealth requires stewardship across multiple generations, and may include sophisticated estate planning entities (e.g., Trusts, Private Foundations, Family Partnerships, etc.). Our goals are wealth preservation, a focus on after-tax returns, and outstanding service.

    Philosophy

    We believe in professionalism, objectivity, data-driven results and high levels of service. We follow a disciplined approach that begins with understanding your unique situation, and follows a process from tax, trust and estate strategy through asset allocation, proprietary institutional fixed income solutions, manager research and selection, and implementation of a customized investment strategy. Over the long term, high levels of service and coordination with your other advisors result in a superior client experience.

      Location

      1999 Ave Of The Stars
      Suite 2400
      Los Angeles, CA 90067
      US
      Direct:
      (310) 788-2000(310) 788-2000

      Meet The Jacobs/Vorwald Group

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      Anu Parks

      Senior Registered Associate

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      Henry Wu

      Wealth Management Associate

      About Me

      With over 24 years of experience in wealth management, Dana Jacobs has developed broad investment knowledge with a focus in corporate executive and entrepreneurial services, which includes:  balance sheet and liability management, tax, trust and estate solutions, implementation of customized investment strategies and family governance and dynamics.

      Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Dana served as a Managing Director at Barclays and a Managing Director in charge of the western United States Region of HSBC Private Bank.  Earlier in his career, he spent 10 years as a Director in the Private Client Group at Credit Suisse First Boston and its predecessor firm, Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. 

      Dana holds a B.A. from the University of California Santa Barbara, an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and is a CFA charterholder.  He resides in the Pacific Palisades with his wife and two daughters.
      Securities Agent: CA, WY, WA, VA, UT, SC, NY, NV, NJ, NC, MD, LA, KY, KS, IN, IL, HI, FL, DE, CO, AZ; Managed Futures; Transactional Futures/Commodities; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1418890

      About Me

      A 19-year wealth management veteran, Alan Vorwald is knowledgeable about all aspects of the investment process, including asset allocation, hedging and collaring, equity and fixed-income management, structured products, and alternative investments. 

      Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Alan served as a Director at Barclays, and as a Senior Vice President with HSBC Private Bank in Southern California. At HSBC, he managed relationships throughout the Western United States and was twice selected by Barron’s in the top 1,000 Advisors  in the United States (2010-2011). Earlier in his career, Alan spent 5 years in the Private Client Group at Credit Suisse First Boston and its predecessor firm, Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. This year, 2018 Alan was recognized on Forbes’ first ever list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors: State-By-State.

      Alan holds a BA from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He spent eight years living in cities across Europe, speaks German fluently and played in European basketball leagues.  He moved to California in 1999, and now lives with his wife and five children in the Pacific Palisades.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of Chrysalis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for the homeless.
      Securities Agent: CA, WY, WA, VA, UT, SC, NY, NV, NJ, NC, MD, LA, KY, KS, IN, IL, HI, FL, DE, CO, AZ; Managed Futures; Transactional Futures/Commodities; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1413964

      About Me

      Drawing on over 27 years of experience in wealth management, Anu Parks supports the team’s clients and Private Wealth Advisors, contributing to an outstanding client service experience. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, she worked at Barclays as a Client Service analyst, and was a Financial Advisor and Senior Associate with Merrill Lynch in Beverly Hills.

      Anu holds a BBA from the University of California Riverside and an MBA from the University of Southern California. She resides in Redondo Beach with her husband and daughter.

      About Me

      Henry Wu joined Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in 2016 after spending the previous three years at JP Morgan Securities. As a Wealth Management Associate, Henry’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, bond trading, syndicate trading, and equity portfolio management. Aside from Morgan Stanley, Henry has worked for UBS Financial Services as a Branch Service Associate, Wells Fargo Advisors as a Client Services Associate, and JP Morgan as a Wealth Management Associate.

      Henry Graduated from University of California, Irvine with a BA in Economics in 2007. He lives in Redondo Beach with his wife and two kids.
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