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Tracy, Tharnstrom, Chapin, and Kortekaas Group

Private Wealth Advisors

CENTURY PLAZA TOWERS

2049 CENTURY PARK EAST, FLOOR 11

LOS ANGELES, CA 90067

310.407.4810

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Tracy Tharnstrom Chapin and Kortekaas Group

Our team of investment professionals provides financial services and investment strategies to a select group of highly accomplished individual and institutional clients. Located in Century City, Los Angeles we serve clients throughout the United States. Our team is led by four veteran advisors: David Tracy, Charles Tharnstrom, Chris Chapin and Len Kortekaas who have worked together for more than fifteen years and collectively have over 100 years of investment experience. We cater to sophisticated individuals, families and institutions who value the intellectual rigor and clear mindedness of our approach. Clients include entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives, hedge fund, private equity and investment management principals, entertainment professionals, ultra affluent families, owners of private corporations and non-profit organizations.

Our Investment Approach

We believe that wealth should be managed to achieve outcomes that are personally meaningful to each of our clients. Combining the behavioral and financial components to investing requires experience and a deep understanding our clients and the purpose for their wealth. As such we spend significant time assessing and quantifying each client’s investment personality and risk tolerance. Next we assist them in quantifying and articulating their specific purposes and goals. Ultimately we create and implement customized discretionary portfolios designed to meet those personally meaningful purposes and goals. Our client’s portfolios prioritize liquidity, consistency and net return after taxes and fees.

We are very experienced investors. We are actively engaged in the investment markets continually assessing market inefficiencies and identifying assets that are improperly placed. As portfolio managers we do not blindly follow a given model. Rather we recognize that in times of market stress historical models no longer work and all asset classes move downward in unison. Recognizing the limitations of model driven portfolios we apply a collaborative and nimble approach that spurns the herd mentality relying more on market insight and the knowledge we have gained over multiple market cycles.

The Breadth of Our Services

The clients we serve have complex needs. We look to be a single resource for the varied demands that significant wealth can entail. Our longevity as a team has provided us with an extensive network of contacts within and outside of the Firm. We are a gateway to in-depth advice and guidance in multiple disciplines:

  • Wealth planning services including trust and estate planning services, wealth transfer, philanthropy and next generation education and involvement
  • Liquidity event strategies and planning
  • Concentrated and restricted stock strategies
  • Credit and specialized lending through Bank of America, N.A.
  • Alternative investments
  • Institutional services: manager selection and oversight
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    David Tracy

    Managing Director

    Private Wealth Advisor

    310.407.4802

    310.407.4802

    david.tracy@ml.com

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    Charles Tharnstrom

    Managing Director

    Private Wealth Advisor

    310.407.4803

    310.407.4803

    charles.tharnstrom@ml.com

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    Chris Chapin

    Managing Director

    Private Wealth Advisor

    310.407.4805

    310.407.4805

    chris.chapin@ml.com

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    Leonard Kortekaas

    Managing Director

    Private Wealth Advisor

    310.407.4804

    310.407.4804

    len.kortekaas@ml.com

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    Steve Lazny

    Vice President

    Private Wealth Relationship Manager

    310.407.4806

    310.407.4806

    steve.lazny@ml.com

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    Paul Kim

    Assistant Vice President

    Private Wealth Analyst Investments

    310.407.4808

    310.407.4808

    paul.d.kim@ml.com

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    Lindsey Leikam

    Private Wealth Analyst Relationship Management

    310.407.4809

    310.407.4809

    lindsey.leikam@ml.com

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    Meet the team

    David Tracy

    Managing Director

    Private Wealth Advisor

    310.407.4802

    310.407.4802

    david.tracy@ml.com

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    Charles Tharnstrom

    Managing Director

    Private Wealth Advisor

    310.407.4803

    310.407.4803

    charles.tharnstrom@ml.com

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    Chris Chapin

    Managing Director

    Private Wealth Advisor

    310.407.4805

    310.407.4805

    chris.chapin@ml.com

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    Leonard Kortekaas

    Managing Director

    Private Wealth Advisor

    310.407.4804

    310.407.4804

    len.kortekaas@ml.com

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    Steve Lazny

    Vice President

    Private Wealth Relationship Manager

    310.407.4806

    310.407.4806

    steve.lazny@ml.com

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    Paul Kim

    Assistant Vice President

    Private Wealth Analyst Investments

    310.407.4808

    310.407.4808

    paul.d.kim@ml.com

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    Lindsey Leikam

    Private Wealth Analyst Relationship Management

    310.407.4809

    310.407.4809

    lindsey.leikam@ml.com

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