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Welcome to the Rockefeller Global Family Office

At theUgroup, our day begins and ends with our clients as the primary focus. Having worked as a group for over 20 years, we understand how to work collaboratively, elevating each team members’ unique specialty. Our team’s dynamic ensures that we provide a holistic approach to our clients’ financial and everyday needs.

With theUgroup, no ask is too big, we want to be more than a financial advisor to our clients as we understand our clients have complex and unique lives. We are here as trusted advisors to put the financial puzzle together for each and every client.

Our 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.



2000 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 530-N
Los Angeles, CA 90067

“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

John G. Uriostegui, CIMA®

Private Advisor, Managing Director
(424) 600-7955

Rod Y. Nakamoto, CFP®, CIMA®

Private Advisor, Senior Vice President
(424) 600-7956

David J. Sassen, CIMA®

Analyst, Vice President
(424) 600-7957

Regina R. Monroe

Senior Client Associate, Vice President
(424) 600-7958

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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.
  • Investment Advisory
  • Wealth Advisory
  • Family Office Solutions
  • Strategic Client Solutions
  • Trustee Services and Estate Planning
  • Philanthropic Advisory

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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John G. Uriostegui, CIMA®

John G. Uriostegui, CIMA®

Private Advisor, Managing Director 


As co-founder of theUgroup, John is responsible for investment strategy, asset allocation and wealth planning. He has over 26 years of industry experience and utilizes a developed and refined process that is designed to help families put the pieces of their financial puzzle together.

John is a qualified Portfolio Manager who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their objectives by building and managing his own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. When servicing clients through the firm’s Investment Advisory Program, a Portfolio Manager may manage his strategies on a discretionary basis. John earned his B.A. in Finance from Loyola Marymount University and also earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation.

John lives in Hermosa Beach, CA with his three children. In addition to spending time with his family, John coaches youth soccer, football, and basketball. He also enjoys skiing, volleyball and basketball. An active member of the community, John was previously a Board Member of the Ginsburg Foundation and supports many local non-profit organizations.

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Rod Y. Nakamoto, CFP®, CIMA®

Rod Y. Nakamoto, CFP®, CIMA®

Private Advisor, Senior Vice President 


As co-founder and senior member of theUgroup, Rod is responsible for directing the team's overall operations, including financial planning, portfolio management, risk and performance reporting. Rod has over 29 years of industry experience and works with clients to analyze their financial and retirement planning needs. In addition, he collaborates as needed with a client's CPA, estate attorney and other trusted advisors to help ensure a coordinated approach to managing a client's overall financial goals.

Rod earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification and also holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation.

Rod earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and M.B.A from the University of Southern California. Rod is an active leader for his alma mater. Currently, he is a USC Trustee serving on the Executive Committee and Co-Chairs the Student Affairs committee. Rod also serves as President of the USC Associates Board of Directors and was Past President of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors and the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and backpacking. Rod and his wife, Elsie, live in Cypress, CA and have three adult children.


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David J. Sassen,CIMA®

David J. Sassen,CIMA®

Analyst, Vice President 


David joined Rockefeller in August of 2022. David had joined theUgroup at Merrill Lynch in 2017. David's role on the team is to assist in the day to day management and analysis of the team's discretionary investment portfolios. David also serves as an integral member of our client service team. David started working in the financial services industry in 2012 as a Registered Associate at UBS and then Morgan Stanley.

David earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation in 2019.

David earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an emphasis in Finance. David is an avid sports fan, enjoys seeing live music and competing in triathlons.


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Regina R. Monroe

Regina R. Monroe

Senior Client Associate, Vice President 


A member of theUgroup since its inception in 2000, Regina is the senior leader of our client service team. In this role, she acts as our clients' key liaison to expedite their account service requests. These requests include opening new accounts, assisting with online banking access, processing checks and wire transfer requests. Regina has extensive experience and acumen in a variety of investment-related capacities, including trade execution and reconciliation, account administration and client service support.

Regina is actively involved in her community. Regina and her husband, Corey, live in Torrance CA with their two children.

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