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THE WALLACE GROUP

Welcome to the Rockefeller Global Family Office

At The Wallace Group, our mission is to serve you and your family. We are confidantes, counselors and navigators, dedicated to managing the complexities of family and wealth.

Located in Los Angeles, The Wallace Group provides wealth management and advisory services to clients as trusted fiduciary advisors.

Our planning-based approach and open-architecture platform are designed to provide our clients with expert, unbiased counsel and strategies tailored to their families’ evolving needs and goals.

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.

We’re inspired that you’re here.

THE WALLACE GROUP
(424) 600-7940
10877 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90024
“We are founded on the idea that families and wealth are complex, nuanced, and deeply personal. And deserving of a team and strategies that uniquely match their journeys and their needs.”

Christopher Dupuy President of Private Wealth Management & Co-Head of Rockefeller Global Family Office

At The Wallace Group, our mission is to serve you and your family. We are confidantes, counselors, and navigators, dedicated to managing the complexities of family and wealth.

MICHAEL WALLACE

Private Wealth Management
MWallace@rockco.com
424-600-7940

Joe Contreras

Senior Client Associate, Associate Vice President
JContreras@rockco.com
424-600-7924

Joseph D. Roberts

Head of Wealth Strategy
Biography +

Timothy Laffey

Head of Tax Policy & Research

Janet Welch

Head of Family Office Services

Grace Yoon

Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Jackie Klaber

Head of Opportunistic Investing
Biography +

Chloe Duanshi, CFA®

Head of Quantitative Research & Portfolio Construction

Jimmy C. Chang, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer, Rockefeller Global Family Office

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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.

Through a series of curated and vetted partners, we bring our clients and their families solution for lifestyle needs from everyday to the extraordinary.

Philanthropic advisory
• Philanthropy experts provide a functional foundation to help you build and manage your charitable program

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

Concierge Healthcare
• 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
• A comprehensive, global services group for expert live and online auctions, art, jewelry, and other valuable collections.

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.

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Jackie Klaber

Jackie Klaber

Head of Opportunistic Investing 

 

Jackie C. Klaber is a Managing Director and the Head of Opportunistic Investing at Rockefeller Capital Management. She is a member of the Management Committee, the New Products Committee, the Manager Selection Committee, and the Rockefeller Capital NextGen Leadership Council. Jackie is responsible for sourcing and structuring differentiated alternative investment opportunities for the firm’s clients.

Jackie previously worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection division, where she was responsible for sourcing and diligencing a range of alternative investments over time, including in hedge funds, private equity, and credit. Jackie also served as a Business Unit Manager and as a Member of the Data Science Committee.

From 2012-2014, Jackie worked at Citigroup with the management team of the Investment Banking division. Prior to these roles, she graduated from Yale Law School / Yale School of Management, where she completed a J.D./M.B.A. and served as an editor of The Yale Law Journal. She has experience at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Covington & Burling LLP, and the Yale Investments Office.

Jackie received a bachelor’s degree from Yale College and a master’s degree from Columbia University. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Brookings Council as well as a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the Board of the Yale Law School Fund.

 

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Michael Wallace

Michael Wallace

Private Wealth Management

 

Michael Wallace is a Private Wealth Advisor at Rockefeller Capital Management – joining the legendary family office in October 2019, as one of the founding members of the Los Angeles office.

Michael has over 19 years of industry experience, beginning his career at Lehman Brothers in New York City in 2000, where he first focused on the equity and fixed income derivatives market. He later joined Lehman’s Fixed Income Sales & Trading desk and he continues to leverage his experience to help clients optimally position the liquidity portion of their portfolios. Prior to joining Rockefeller, Michael spent 11 years at UBS Private Wealth Management and International, focusing on entrepreneurs, executives and family offices.

Michael thrives on bringing a creative and investigative approach to serving his clients. At Rockefeller, he will continue to be his clients’ relentless advocate, utilizing resources, including the firm’s tax and lending specialists, trust and estate planners, portfolio structuring teams and comprehensive family office colleagues to ensure each client receives high quality service. Michael will continue to bring a certain element of art to the world of Private Wealth Management.

A native of New York, Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Loyola College in Maryland. At the outset of his career, he devoted two years in the late 1990s to teaching at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 securities registrations as well as a life insurance license.

Michael lives with his wife Denise and three young children in Los Angeles. In his free time, he enjoys trail running, embarking on open water ocean swims, and speaking Thai during the occasional visit to a Thai Town restaurant.

 

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Chloe Duanshi, CFA®

Chloe Duanshi, CFA®

Head of Quantitative Research & Portfolio Construction

 

Chloe Duanshi is a Managing Director and the Head of Quantitative Research & Portfolio Construction for Rockefeller Capital Management. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

As the Head of Quantitative Research & Portfolio Construction, Chloe is responsible for developing broad capital market outlook across asset classes as well as designing strategic and tactical asset allocation guidance for the Rockefeller Global Family Office. Chloe is also focused on working with clients to construct bespoke, institutional-caliber portfolios with traditional and alternative investment solutions, utilizing proprietary portfolio construction techniques that seek to identify and capture a diversified collection of unique, fundamental return drivers.

Before joining Rockefeller, Chloe was a cross-asset strategist at Morgan Stanley, where she specialized in asset allocation and portfolio construction for ultra-high net worth individuals, single family offices, endowments, and foundations. Prior to that, Chloe spent a number of years at BNP Paribas in equities and commodities derivatives.

Chloe received her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University and M.A. degree in Mathematics from Columbia University. Chloe is a CFA® charterholder.

 

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Jimmy C. Chang CFA®

Jimmy C. Chang CFA®

Chief Investment Officer, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

Jimmy C. Chang, CFA®, is the Chief Investment Officer of the Rockefeller Global Family Office. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and is a Chartered Financial Analyst®.

Jimmy has spent more than 18 years with Rockefeller. Prior to becoming the Chief Investment Officer in 2020, Jimmy was the Chief Investment Strategist and a Senior Portfolio Manager at Rockefeller Asset Management, where he co-managed several equity strategies and had oversight of the Fixed Income group.

Before joining Rockefeller in 2004, Jimmy was a Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Strategist, and Senior Technology Analyst at the U.S. Trust Company of New York, where he led technology equity research and co-managed a technology fund. He previously served as a Senior Marketing Representative and an Advisory Systems Engineer at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) from 1985 to 1994, where he was responsible for client relationship management, business volume, and profit attainments at major international financial services and banking accounts.

Jimmy earned an M.B.A. in Finance/International Business from New York University and a B.S. (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union.

He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society. He serves on the Investment Committee of the Foundation for Contemporary Art.

 

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Grace Yoon

Grace Yoon

Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

 

Grace Yoon is Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships for Rockefeller Capital Management. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

As Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Grace is responsible for deepening client relationships and elevating client engagement for the Global Family Office. In this role, Grace is focused on enhancing the overall client experience, including engagement with women and next-generation family members, and building customized Sustainability and Impact investing solutions for clients. She is also responsible for curating and managing key relationships with strategic partners.

Prior to her current role, Grace was Chief Marketing Officer for the firm. Grace joined Rockefeller in March 2018 as Chief Operating Officer of Strategic Advisory and Head of Strategic Initiatives.

Before joining Rockefeller, Grace was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, responsible for driving wealth and asset management growth with investment banking clients. Prior to that, Grace spent a number of years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in investment banking and equity capital markets and was a Director in investor relations for Merrill Lynch during the financial crisis.

Grace, a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Invest in Girls.

 

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JOSEPH D. ROBERTS

JOSEPH D. ROBERTS

Head of Wealth Strategy

 

Joseph Roberts is a Managing Director and Head of the Wealth Strategy Group at Rockefeller Capital Management, based in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to joining Rockefeller Capital, Joe worked for Zeke Capital, a National Multi-Family Office, and Abbot Downing, Wells Fargo’s Family Office. Joe started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Private Financial Services Consulting Group. Joe has spent his career advising families of unique wealth on their financial needs, including fiduciary administration, tax, wealth transfer, and risk mitigation. Joe is a member of the State Bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. Joe earned a J.D. and Masters in Taxation from Villanova University and B.A. from the University of South Florida.

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Janet Welch

Janet Welch

Head of Family Office Services

 

Janet Welch is a Managing Director and the Head of Family Office Services at Rockefeller Capital Management. She is also a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.

In her role, Janet partners closely with colleagues in building out the operating platform for Family Office, and has oversight of Operations, Family Office Technology initiatives, Business Management, Bill Concierge, Tax Preparation Services, Financial Reporting, Marketing, and Finance.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Janet was the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the Dalio Family Office. While there, she oversaw transformation efforts, program management, the finance and accounting organization, and business continuity. Most recently, Janet was responsible for leading the transformation of key portions of the family office operations including the creation of a holistic security and risk program and the build-out of Human Resources capabilities. Previously, Janet held increasingly senior roles at organizations including Diageo North America, QSP Inc., and IBM. Janet completed her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University and received her M.B.A. at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

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Timothy Laffey

Timothy Laffey

 Head of Tax Policy & Research 

 

Timothy Laffey is Head of Tax Policy & Research within the Global Family Office at Rockefeller Capital Management. In his role, Tim partners with colleagues across the organization in strategically advising clients with executive compensation, private equity, and multi-state taxation issues, as well as guide them through the implications of tax regulations while advising on tax strategies. He is also responsible for supporting our Family Office tax teams as well as setting tax policy for the Family Office.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Tim was a Senior Vice President and Senior Wealth Planner in Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Regional Wealth Planning group and was a practicing attorney in the Personal Law group of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. He has spent his entire career counseling and advising ultra-high net worth clients in all aspects of income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, as well as business succession and philanthropic planning. Tim started his career in the Private Client Advisors group of Deloitte Tax.

Tim earned his accounting degree from the University of Scranton, magna cum laude, and his J.D. and Masters of Law in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

 

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Joe Contreras

Senior Client Associate, Associate Vice President 

 

Joe Contreras has over 14 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He provides a wide range of client services, offering skilled operational and transactional assistance for clients. His focus is in cash flow management, assists with trading securities, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and exchange trade funds.  Joe has a history of training new employees and spearheading new firm initiatives to the office.  At previous firms he collaborated with management to onboard new Financial Advisors and their respective teams.  

 Joe graduated from the University of Texas, El Paso in 2002 with a Bachelors in Business Administration and attended an International Marketing and Management study abroad program at Institut d’Economie Scientifique Et de Gestion in Lille, France. He is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational French. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 66 securities registrations as well as a life insurance license. 

He is active in charitable fundraising and community organizations in the Los Angeles area including the Trevor Project, Project Angelfood, and Outfest Los Angeles. Annually he organizes a team to participate in the Heartwalk Los Angeles and been recognized for his fundraising efforts. He helped recruit volunteers to participate at the Special Olympics 2015 World Games.  At a previous firm Joe was awarded a Global Diversity and Inclusion Award. 

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