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S. DAVID FRANKFORT

Welcome to the Rockefeller Global Family Office

Our global family office has served the Rockefeller family since 1882. The standards for our services are the same standards established by the Rockefeller family legacy and the guardians who have so skillfully helped it thrive throughout seven generations and counting. The trends they have weathered, the familial bonds they have bolstered, and the positive impact they have had on society are our benchmark.

At Rockefeller Capital Management, we believe that every client is deserving of strategies that match their own journeys, needs, and priorities. By asking the right questions, by becoming intimately acquainted with what‘s most important to our clients, their loved ones, and the generations that may succeed them, we build singularly tailored approaches to achieving their goals. From wealth planning to asset allocation, aligned investing, and family offices services, to trust & estate planning  and administration, and beyond.

Being a part of Rockefeller enables our team to provide our clients with compelling investment solutions, family office management and cutting edge technology. In order to maximize value creation for our clients, our team is devoted to cultivating deep relationships which leads to the development of customized investment ideas and solutions.

 

S. David Frankfort 

(713) 804-6410

DFrankfort@rockco.com

1330 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77056

“What sets us apart is being entrusted with the legacies of some of the world‘s most successful entrepreneurs, innovators, visionaries — and their families. Together, we view wealth not as a prize but as potential.”

Gregory J. Fleming, President & CEO

We help our clients navigate the complexities associated with both personal and family wealth planning.

S. DAVID FRANKFORT

Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor
DFrankfort@rockco.com
(713) 804-6410

SANJAY GEORGE

Vice President, Investment Portfolio Associate
SGeorge@rockco.com
(713) 804-6411

MONICA LYSSY

Associate Vice President, Senior Client Associate
MLyssy@rockco.com
(713) 804-6412

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A leading private wealth practice...
Customized Investment Strategy Design

We diagnose and evaluate your financial situation and design a tailored investment strategy for you, combining long-term goals and near-term opportunities.

Portfolio Management & Optimization

We manage your complete financial ecosystem including tax & estate planning, insurance, retirement entities, and your investments.

Investment, Tax, & Legal Advisor Coordination

We work with your CPA to manage your investments in a tax-efficient manner and coordinate with your attorneys to help plan your estate, structure business transactions, and manage charitable donations.

Risk Management

We align your portfolio with your tolerance for risk and monitor your allocation for unexpected behavior in multiple market conditions.

Cash Management, Optimization, & Access

We handle all cash activity and cash equivalents including loans, banking products, and mortgages.

Ongoing Monitoring & Performance Analytics

We provide you with a high level of transparency through advanced analytics and regular meetings with our team.

merged with holistic advisory and family office services.
The Rockefeller difference is our combination of holistic and specialized services, designed to complement customized wealth planning and advisory.
  • Financial Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Trust & Estate Planning
  • Tax Efficient Planning & Preparation
  • Family Legacy & Governance Advisory
  • Bill payment
  • Philanthropic advisory
  • Human Resources Services
  • Cash flow and liquidity planning
  • Next Gen Financial Education

Rockefeller Capital Management provides strategic advice to ultra-high-net worth families, family offices, individuals and corporations. Families that own businesses or are interested in purchasing a business can come to Rockefeller Capital Management for thoughtful, tailored advice on whether to sell a business, sell a portion of a business, purchase a business or grow an existing business.

Rockefeller Capital Management also works with corporations seeking customized, innovative solutions and independent advice on strategic transactions. Our focus is to deliver exceptional results for our clients through flawless execution and to help clients achieve their strategic goals.

Rockefeller Capital Management provides securities activities and services through Rockefeller Financial LLC, its registered broker-dealer, member FINRA, SIPC.

  • Differentiated, independent advice for entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Execution across private and public companies owned or operated by our clients
  • Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raises
  • Real estate advisory
  • Sports franchise advisory

Rockefeller Asset Management offers equity and fixed income strategies across active, multi-factor passive, and thematic approaches that seek outperformance over multiple market cycles, driven by a disciplined investment process and a highly collaborative team culture. Drawing on the intellectual capital built over the past 40 years, Rockefeller Asset Management offers investment solutions integrating ESG research and a constructive engagement approach.

Equity Strategies
  • We offer global, U.S., and non-U.S., thematic dedicated environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) equity strategies for institutions and individuals. A core differentiator of Rockefeller’s approach is our well established practice of constructively engaging shareholders in a way that drives long-term value creation across portfolios and improves ESG standards globally.
Fixed Income Strategies
  • We offer a range of tax-exempt and taxable fixed income strategies, serving high-net worth and family office clients. Our fixed income investment process employs an analysis of macro-economic conditions complemented by fundamental credit research set within a sophisticated risk management and portfolio construction framework.

We are pleased to offer our clients and their families special access and privileges through a handful of thoughtfully vetted and selected partners – each preeminent providers in their respective fields – providing highly personalized support on how to simplify, navigate, and elevate modern life.

Private Aviation
• A unique private aviation platform designed exclusively for Rockefeller Capital Management Clients

Private Health Advisory
• Proactive health and wellness support, travel/emergency contingency 24/7 and complete management of any health concern.

Personal Security
• A total security solution tailored to each client and location, assessing their needs and goals.

Emergency Travel Services
• The world's leading organization providing medical, security, evacuation, travel risk and crisis management services.

Art Advisory
• With access to specialists in art and collectibles globally, experts will provide guidance through the sales and acquisition process.

Next Gen Advisory
• Career and life coaching for emerging professionals, as well as health and wellness resources for young adults.

Elder Care
• A unique benefit that can help with everything related to aging, elder care or special needs.

Virtual Specialty Care
• A virtual specialty care platform that leverages sophisticated technology to curate access to a network of leading doctors across 48 US hospitals for expert insights on specific health concerns.

Once in a Lifetime Experiences
• Almost any “bucket list” wish can be fulfilled for Rockefeller clients with VIP-savvy concierge experts who can pave the way to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, whether meeting global stars, participating in iconic events, or realizing other long-held dreams.

Unique Travel Experiences
• A leading travel concierge service that offers exclusive planning and booking for Rockefeller clients seeking unforgettable vacations. Clients have access at member-only rates to unique settings and destinations with family privileges.

Purpose-Driven Wine Platform
• A leading wine-appreciation platform offering a single source for Rockefeller clients interested in fine wines, insider offers and access to unique experiences. Clients can obtain allocated, reserve, library and collector-level wines. Through the Rockefeller Live Well Do Good Membership Program, a portion of profits go to support The Ocean Foundation.

Cyber Security
• An exclusive boutique company with a proven history of providing elite cyber-protection services for all digital security needs of individuals and their families to eliminate the risk of cyberattacks.

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S. DAVID FRANKFORT

S. DAVID FRANKFORT

Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor

 

David dedicates his extensive industry knowledge to provide wealth management guidance for high-net-worth individuals, athletes, family offices, and institutional clients—including private foundations and endowments. He offers comprehensive financial services, specializing in asset allocation, investment management, wealth transfer management and next generation education. David develops a keen understanding of clients’ needs and objectives to design strategies that effectively pursue those goals.

Before joining Rockefeller Capital Management in May 2020, David served as a Managing Director at Alex. Brown and as Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Denver and an MBA from Rice University.

David, a 5th generation Houstonian, resides in Houston with his wife, Erika, and their four children.

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SANJAY GEORGE

SANJAY GEORGE

Vice President, Investment Portfolio Associate

 

Prior to joining Rockefeller Capital Management, Sanjay was at Alex. Brown, a subsidiary of Raymond James, as an Investment Portfolio Associate. Prior to Alex. Brown, he held roles at Deutsche Bank as an Analyst, and Canopy Edge as a Business Development Consultant.

Sanjay graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Studies, a Minor in Finance. In addition, he received his Masters of Science in Finance and served as class Valedictorian. 

Prior to completing his Masters, Sanjay spent over five years living abroad across south east Asia and the south pacific. In his time outside of the office he enjoys traveling, fishing and snowboarding.

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MONICA LYSSY

MONICA LYSSY

Associate Vice President, Senior Client Associate

 

Monica utilizes her attention to detail and compassion to ensure that clients receive the level of service they deserve. Both during the account opening process and through the continued servicing of their accounts, it is Monica’s mission to handle, if not anticipate, the needs of her clients.

Throughout her career, Monica has held similar roles at Deutsche Bank and most recently at Alex. Brown, a division of Raymond James. She graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree with a focus in French and Russian.

Monica resides in Houston, with her husband, Bryan, and their children, Maximilian, Isidore, Juliet Chantal and Stephen Anthony. Monica is an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and spends most her time outside of the office with family and friends.

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