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The Puget Sound Group

Welcome to the Rockefeller Global Family Office

At The Puget Sound Group, based in Bellevue, Washington, our mission is to serve you and your family. We are a diverse team with specialized and refined skillsets, which make us uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve financial success.

Everything we do starts with a comprehensive financial plan that solves for the complexities of each client. We offer high-touch service to our family of high-net-worth individuals, families, private businesses and foundations. We see ourselves as their quarterback for their financial lives and are the first call they make with every important decision and life milestone.

Being a part of Rockefeller enables our team to provide our clients with access to compelling investment solutions, cutting edge technology and family office management. We would be pleased to put our experience to work for you.

At The Puget Sound Group, we truly have your best interests at heart, not just today but for many years–and generations–to come.

THE PUGET SOUND GROUP

425-400-8513

10500 NE 8th Street
Suite 875
Bellevue, WA 98004

“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

In a world of uncertainty, we provide steadfast counsel backed by decades of experience and the global resources of Rockefeller Capital Management.

NICK PAGET, CFP®, CPM®

Managing Director, Private Advisor
NPaget@rockco.com
(425) 400-8510

NICOLE SCHAFER, CFP®, CLTC®

Private Advisor, Senior Financial Planner
NSchafer@rockco.com
(425) 400-8511

FORREST ST. JOHN KIM, CFP®

Vice President, Private Advisor
FKim@rockco.com
(425) 400-8512

KAREN HENDERSON

AVP, Team Operations Manager
KHenderson@rockco.com
(425) 400-8513

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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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Nick Paget, CFP®, CPM®

Nick Paget, CFP®, CPM®

Managing Director, Private Advisor

 

A *Forbes America’s Top Advisor for Washington State from 2018-2022, Nick is the founding partner of The Puget Sound Group at Rockefeller Capital Management. Nick is also the team’s portfolio manager and is responsible for portfolio construction, security trading, and risk management. 

Nick graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He carries the Certified Portfolio Manager (Columbia University) designation and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certificant. He has been helping families since 2002.  

The Paget Family, including Darla, their two daughters, and two dogs, reside on the shores of Lake Washington in Bellevue. They enjoy attending the girls’ year-round sporting activities, playing on the lake and in the mountains, and exploring National Parks. Nick loves to be outside and is a black belt in Shotokan Karate. 

 

*For more information about the selection criteria for each award, please consult the sponsor's website.  Rankings, ratings and recognitions should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor, are not representative nor indicative of any one client's experience, are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results or client service. 

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Nicole Schafer, CFP®, CLTC®

Nicole Schafer, CFP®, CLTC®

Private Advisor, Senior Financial Planner

 

Nicole Schafer is a Private Advisor and Senior Financial Planner with The Puget Sound Group at Rockefeller Capital Management. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, Financial Planning Specialist, and partner within The Puget Sound Group, Nicole creates comprehensive financial plans, incorporating Social Security and Medicare analysis, education planning, and liability and risk management. Nicole is the go-to contact for our clients' long-term care planning and insurance needs and enjoys helping clients with retirement and income planning. 

Nicole graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and a minor in Economics. In 2016 she met the stringent requirements to receive the CFP® marks and received her Certification for Long-Term Care® designation. *In 2018 and 2019 she was named to the Forbes Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors list. She has been in financial services since 2003. 

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Nicole volunteered as part of Morgan Stanley's Global Volunteer Month initiative with local food bank Food Lifeline. She has tutored off and on for Invest in Youth since 2007 and recently served on their board where she spearheaded one of their major fundraising events. Invest in Youth is a nonprofit tutoring organization that helps struggling 3rd through 5th graders in Seattle public schools. 

Nicole grew up in North Idaho as the second oldest of 12 children. Her favorite extracurricular activities are gaming and attending shows. She lives in West Seattle with her husband Patric and their Boston Terrier, Vader. 

 

*For more information about the selection criteria for each award, please consult the sponsor's website.  Rankings, ratings and recognitions should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor, are not representative nor indicative of any one client's experience, are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results or client service.

 

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Forrest St. John Kim, CFP®

Forrest St. John Kim, CFP®

Vice President, Private Advisor

 

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, Portfolio Manager, and partner within The Puget Sound Group at Rockefeller Capital Management, Forrest assists with comprehensive financial planning, asset allocation, and portfolio management. He also specializes in Alternative investments including unique solutions for clients managing concentrated positions. 

Forrest graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 and in 2020 he met the stringent requirements to receive the CFP® marks. Prior to joining Rockefeller Capital Management in 2022, Forrest began his career at Morgan Stanley where he was named to Morgan Stanley’s Pacesetter’s Club. This group is composed of the firm’s most successful next-gen Financial Advisors, who early in their career have demonstrated the highest professional standards, knowledge base, and skillsets. 

Forrest was born and raised on the island of O’ahu, Hawai'i and attended the distinguished Punahou School. It was his passion for learning about emerging technologies and start-up companies that ultimately lured him to the PNW. Forrest currently resides in Queen Anne and enjoys all methods of fishing and playing tennis in his free time.  

 

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Karen Henderson

Karen Henderson

AVP, Team Operations Manager

 

Karen Henderson is an Associate Vice President and Team Operations Manager for The Puget Sound Group at Rockefeller Capital Management. Her depth of experience with internal systems and processes as well as industry rules and regulations make her exceptional in account maintenance and processing. Karen is well-versed in handling day-to-day client needs, as well as complicated issues surrounding trusts and estates. 

Karen graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. In a leadership capacity, Karen has acted as a coach to her peers, and is a Notary Public for clients of the Seattle office. She has been in financial services since 1999. 

Karen is an active supporter of the local YWCA and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and volunteers on an Alpaca ranch. 

Karen enjoys following the hydroplane circuit, Seahawks football, Huskies football, skiing, hiking, wine tasting, and spending time with friends and family. She resides with her husband, Rob, and cat in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle, WA. 

 

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ToriFanning, CFP®

ToriFanning, CFP®

he AVP, Financial Planning Analyst

 

Tori Fanning is an Associate Vice President and Financial Planning Analyst for The Puget Sound Group at Rockefeller Capital Management. Tori provides investment analysis, assists in financial planning, and oversees The Puget Sound Group’s digital marketing strategy. 

Tori graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Japanese and spent a year abroad in Tokyo as part of her studies. She put her skills into practice trading futures for Mizuho Securities, a Japanese brokerage firm in her hometown of Chicago. She moved to Seattle and began working for Morgan Stanley in 2015 as a Client Service Associate and joined The Puget Sound Group in April 2017 as a Wealth Management Associate. 

Tori volunteers regularly at Northwest Harvest in addition to participating with the rest of The Puget Sound Group in various charitable and community activities. 

Tori lives in downtown Seattle with her significant other. She enjoys dining out, traveling, hiking and reading. 

 

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