HOW WE WORK WITH YOU
Within, you will find a description of our philosophies and processes, analyses, structure, and many of our organizational capabilities.
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Joseph Bummer, Jordan Walters, Kurt Carrasquilla, Lawrence Lo
JORDAN WALTERS KURT CARRASQUILLA
Senior Vice President – Wealth Management Vice President – Wealth Management
Financial Advisor Financial Advisor
LAWRENCE LO JOSEPH BUMMER
Consulting Group Analyst Financial Planning Analyst
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.
With utmost integrity, to deliver the highest level of professional service to our
clients, those individuals who have entrusted us with their financial future.
“It is the embodiment of our practice, day in and day out. We will never underestimate the
importance of every action, earning our clients’ trust.”
- Jordan Walters
“I know clients’ assets are hard-earned and our emphasis is on preservation and growth.
It is an honor to counsel and assist each client in planning
their life decisions.”
- Kurt Carrasquilla
“Our mission empowers us to confidently and steadfastly move forward with our clients’
best interest in mind.”
- Lawrence Lo
“Clients’ trust and confidence result from dedicated, responsive and professional
teamwork. This is the core of our mission.”
- Joseph Bummer
Optimal financial consulting results from years of industry experience, academic
achievement and tireless effort, combined with an emotional desire to assist others in
achieving their own destiny.
Jordan has been with the Firm and its predecessors since 1986. His clients include high
net-worth individuals and families, closely held businesses and not-for-profit entities.
Assisting his clients in investment policy formulation, outlining strategic and tactical
allocations and overseeing execution to plan, Jordan’s experience and understanding have
led to numerous honors and awards including Smith Barney’s Director’s Council, the
distinction of Senior Advisor, Wealth Management, and recently, an invitation to the
Barrons’ Top Financial Advisors Summit in New York.
Originally from Los Angeles, Jordan earned a BS in Business/Accounting from the
University of Southern California and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the
Wharton School of Business.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Jordan was a practicing CPA with an
international accounting firm and worked for a NYSE listed laser company. Jordan wrote
the original long-term strategic plan for Spectra Diode Labs, a Spectra Physics/Xerox joint
venture, later to have gone public and ultimately acquired by a competitor.
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A proud Rotarian for over two decades, Jordan is passionate about giving back to the
community. His enthusiasm is evident in his years of active participation in organizations
including the San Jose Leadership Council and the Martinson Child Development Center.
Additionally, he has been elected, appointed and recognized for his leadership roles in such
groups as the Y Adventure Guides and the San Francisco Bay Area Wharton Alumni
Jordan, his wife Joanne, and their two sons, Joseph and Jonathan, reside in Saratoga,
California. Each year they go to great lengths to plan an enjoyable and educational vacation
for their family. As they witness their sons maturing, Jordan and Joanne take pride in
discussing and delineating specific values with their own children and adopting their family
principles of responsibility, accomplishment, involvement and philanthropy.
Kurt was recruited to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in 1993 and assists clients with all
aspects of their Financial Planning from portfolio construction to life planning. In addition
to being a Vice President of Wealth Management, he has earned the designation of Senior
Investment Management Specialist. This coveted distinction is awarded to Financial
Advisors, by the Consulting Group, who have exemplified a comprehensive understanding
and thorough knowledge of professional asset management. Prior to Morgan Stanley Smith
Barney, he worked in Corporate Finance for a Silicon Valley technology company. Kurt saw
all sides of the business from its start-up phase to the initial public offering.
Originally from the Bay Area, Kurt holds a BS in Finance (San Jose State University), an
MBA in Finance (Golden Gate University), a Certificate in Personal Financial Planning
(University of California, Berkeley) and was a graduate in Wharton’s first class of the
Private Wealth Management Program (University of Pennsylvania).
Kurt has time and again demonstrated a strong commitment to his profession and
community. He currently volunteers or has served in leadership positions with the
following organizations: Pat Tillman Foundation (Advisory Board), CFP Program -
Kurt Carrasquilla University of California, Berkeley (Advisory Board Chair), Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Advisory
Board (President), Financial Management Association - Silicon Valley Chapter (President),
Youth Re:Action Corps - Leland High School (Mentor Board Chair).
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Since 1998, Kurt has taught the Investments course in their highly regarded Financial
Planning Program for the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley he has won
multiple teaching excellence awards. In 2009, Kurt developed and taught the inaugural
Essentials of Wealth Management course for Stanford University in their Continuing
Studies Program. Additionally, his biography has been published in the directory of
Who’s Who of Professionals and Who’s Who in America.
Kurt lives in San Jose, California and cherishes time spent with his sons Kyle and Connor.
Lawrence began his career with Jordan Walters and Kurt Carrasquilla in 1998. During his
tenure, Lawrence has developed professionally having passed the series 7, 63 and 65
examinations. The breadth of his responsibilities include portfolio management, asset
allocation analyses, investment policy development, proactive strategic discussions and, as
with all team members, client contact and excellent responsiveness.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Lawrence gained extensive management
experience and communication skills while working in the retail service industry. He aptly
combines a wonderful attitude with this experience in his daily client interactions.
As a graduate of San Jose State University with a BS in Business/Finance, Lawrence is
committed to the pursuit of continued study. He has earned the designation of Consulting
Group Analyst after completing a comprehensive advanced training program. Additionally,
Lawrence has been awarded the title of Wealth Advisory Specialist after completing Lawrence Lo
extensive coursework, passing a rigorous exam and fulfilling significant annual continuing
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Lawrence is a Bay Area native and enjoys the diversity, attractions and spirit within the
community. He and his wife Ina live in Daly City, California with their daughter and son.
Lawrence has been involved with a variety of charitable events, passionately donating his
time and giving back to those in need. Annually, he participates in the Sports for the
World’s Children Benefit Tournament, helps serve food during the holiday season at St.
Anthony’s in San Francisco and coaches the youth softball team at his church.
Joseph was recruited in 2000 and has since surpassed all of our expectations. Drawing
from his years of industry experience, Joseph brings a wealth of knowledge to our team and
clients. In addition to his daily pursuit of precision, timeliness and proactive attention for
our clients, he is well versed in our financial planning processes and investment strategies.
Before joining Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Joseph earned a BS in Business
Administration with a concentration in Finance from San Jose State University. In pursuit
of furthering his education, Joe has completed coursework in the Certified Financial
Planner Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
In addition, he earned the “Financial Planning Analyst” designation after successfully
completing the firm’s rigorous and lengthy examination. He has obtained several securities
Joseph Bummer licenses, including the Series 7 , 63 and 65. He continues to strengthen his understanding
of sophisticated and complex strategies, expanding and deepening his knowledge base.
Financial Planning Analyst Originally from the Midwest, Joseph has lived in San Jose since 1986. He resides in the
Evergreen Community with his three children, Hattie, Hannah and Jameson. He is an avid
contributor to his community and enjoys volunteering his time for others. In addition to
spending quality time with his family and community, he enjoys outdoor sporting activities
including a persistent, though challenging, effort to lower his handicap on the golf course.
Nicholas has been in the financial services industry since 2004 starting his career at
Bank of America. He was promoted quickly and ultimately supervised a fast paced, highly
respected team at the bank. Nicholas was then recruited to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
and continues to build upon his industry knowledge and experience. With hard work and
vigor in mind, Nicholas is committed to precision and diligence in our clients’ daily
With a Business/Finance degree from San Jose State University, Nicholas strives to utilize
his academic foundation to better assist clients on a daily basis. Additionally, he recently
obtained his Series 7 and 66 licenses.
As a San Francisco native, Nicholas enjoys the Bay Area’s diverse community. Although he
lives in San Jose, he makes frequent trips to San Francisco to spend time with his family
and friends. Outside of the office, he is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys following the
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Giants, 49ers, and Warriors year round. Nicholas has a very charitable spirit and
volunteers his time with various non-profit organizations in the community.
Our relationships with our clients venture far beyond simple investing. They span the test of
time and market cycles. We take time to get to know you, understand your desires and gain
insight into your short-term needs and long-term goals. The relationship often transcends
professional services, with a primary focus on life’s broader issues. Before accounts are opened
or investments analyzed, we set time aside to determine your objectives and your risk tolerance.
Only after understanding what is truly important to you, can we begin to craft an appropriate
Once we fully comprehend your overall financial standing, we thoroughly review all existing
holdings utilizing the latest software programs, economic and market data and allocation models
available to create a portfolio specifically designed to help you meet your objectives. We then
discuss this proposal with you and any advisors you wish, providing a complete understanding of
its financial ramifications. If you agree with our recommendations, the plan is implemented and
WHAT YOU CAN
EXPECT FROM US While discussing potential returns, we believe that it is equally important to quantify
commensurate risks. Our comprehensive plan illustrates both performance and the volatility
associated with those returns. Whether we employ institutional portfolio managers for particular
asset classes or design a customized portfolio identifying various securities, we take to heart our
responsibility to track ongoing performance and suggest changes as market conditions dictate.
We are able to offer a full complement of services to help you manage your way to a better
financial future. Our clients include wealthy individuals and families, not-for-profit
organizations and small to mid-size companies. As part of one of the largest financial institutions
in the world, we have tremendous resources ranging from private banking and liability
management to fluid investment in domestic and foreign securities to various complex derivative
Through ongoing dialogue and attention to detail, we focus on meeting your needs. As always,
we welcome your questions and would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you in
REFERRAL APPOINTMENT FINANCIAL
FAMILY PHILANTHROPIC INVESTMENT
PROCESS BUILT ON
INTERGENERATIONAL CONTACT/ FORMALIZE
DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE ADVISORY
Contacts Strategic Decision Making Action
Jordan B. Walters Kurt F. Carrasquilla
Senior Vice President – Wealth Management Vice President – Wealth Management
Financial Advisor Financial Advisor
Joseph R. Bummer Lawrence Lo Nicholas Chin
Financial Planning Analyst Consulting Group Analyst Registered Client Service
GROUP STRATEGY LENDING PRIVATE BANK
FIXED IINCOME EQUITY ESTATE FINANCIAL
STRATEGY TRADING PLANNING SERVICES
Wealth Management Services Senior Advisors and their teams are prepared to meet the ever-
evolving needs of individuals and families with substantial wealth. This consultative business model
espouses best-in-class counsel in core components of the financial services industry. Wealth
Management adopts a product neutral approach in delivering the breadth and depth of multiple
platforms such as family governance, philanthropic planning and tactical discussions, discretionary
portfolio management, estate and financial planning, lending, risk management strategies, fine art
advice and alternative investments.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney brings together organizations with extraordinary individual
capabilities that further enhance and complement each other. Working with a Wealth Advisor, ultra WHAT ARE WEALTH
high net-worth clients have access to an extensive array of services that are customized to help them
meet their needs and objectives including:
• Dedicated service, support and resources
• Direct access to senior professionals across multiple disciplines, who will devise customized
• Priority administrative assistance to expedite matters
• Complementary account service enhancements to ease daily financial management
Wealth Management training and client-centered approach incorporates rigorous academics,
extensive technical skills and years of practical experience. The Wealth Advisor and team seek to
combine a keen personal interest with professional experience in order to appropriately address the
issues facing today’s most affluent private clients and corporate executives.
Wealth Management’s focus is to better manage the complex personal and financial issues that
WEALTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES
FINANCIAL PLANNING ESTATE PLANNING INSURANCE PLANNING
• Estate Planning • Outside Investment • Legacy Planning • Dynasty Trust • Life Insurance
• Retirement Planning Evaluation • Charitable Remainder Trust • Donor Advised Fund • Long Term Care Insurance
• Education Funding • Stock Plan Analysis (CRT) • Philanthropic Planning • Annuities
Analysis • Cash Flow Analysis • Grantor Retained Annuity • Trusteeship/Co-Trusteeship • Disability Insurance
• Business Plan Review Trust (GRAT)
• Family Limited Partnership
PRIVATE BANKING LENDING CONCIERGE SERVICES
• Cash Management • ATM, MSSB Online • Home Mortgage and • Aircraft Loans • Travel & Rewards • Priority Pass Membership
• Check Writing Access, FMA, Accel Equity Lines • Art Lending • 24-hour Card Service • Complimentary
• Money Transfers Program • Tailored Lending • Construction Financing • Citigroup Chairman Card Companion Airline Tickets
• Electronic Bill Payment • Commercial Lines • Personal Assistant Services
ASSET MANAGEMENT RISK CONTROL & LIQUIDITY
• Non-Proprietary and Proprietary • Alternative Investments • Hedging & Monetization • Advice on Concentrated and Restricted
High Net-Worth/ Institutional - Hedge Funds - Calls & Puts Stock/Options
Portfolio Managers - Private Equity - Equity Collar • Exchange Funds
• Strategic Fixed Income Investing - Managed Futures - Pre-Paid Forward Sales • Global Capital Markets and Trading
• Customized Asset Selection and - Structured Investments - Contingent Forward Sales
Optimization - Opportunistic Investments
- Venture Capital
- Real Estate Funds
Often times clients are not aware of the full scope of our services. We believe we are different from other
advisors in our goal to deliver a superior experience. Our consultative approach often extends well beyond
client investment accounts at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. We are respectful of your time and honored by
Listed below are some of the benefits we provide our high net-worth clients as part of our ongoing
• Educational planning
• Outside account evaluation • Estate planning
• Top down sector analysis • Business plan reviews
• Employee stock option strategy • Retirement planning and allocation recommendation
• Pension reviews ABOVE AND
• Cost basis input and reconstruction
• Cohesive unit • Consolidation of accounts
• Family Profile update and storage • Expeditious legal transfer
• Knowledgeable and experienced in estate processing • Effective processing of reorganization items
• Extended office hours and availability
• Business planning
• Family dynamics • Industry exit strategy and discussion
• Personal, one-on-one discussions • Career counseling
• Intergenerational development • Coordination of professional counsel
• Unbiased opinions • Extensive industry knowledge and compassionate
• Sounding board for outside investments understanding
(i.e. real estate, partnerships, private company stock)
We strive to answer your phone call within three rings.
HONORED BY REFERRALS Since 1986, 100% of our clients have opened the door to our offices by way of referral. A
client who refers their parents, children, co-worker or friend signifies the highest
compliment for our services. As professionals, we consider the honor of a referral the
most significant of rewards. We are always there with heightened responsibility and
compassionate professional understanding.
If you should know of anyone who might benefit from our services or have questions
about life planning, please have them call us. We will be pleased to answer any of their
questions and are honored by your referral.
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