Paul Jacobs, CFP®, EA, has been our firm’s chief investment officer since 2012 and joined our executive team as a vice president in 2017. As CIO and chairman of the firm’s investment committee, Paul directs a team of portfolio managers and associates focused on finding the most efficient and cost-effective ways to implement client portfolio strategies. He oversees more than $1 billion in client assets, including all aspects of investment strategy, portfolio management, due diligence and manager selection.
Paul began his career at Palisades Hudson as an associate in the Northeast in 2002; he became a client service manager in 2006. In 2008, he moved to Atlanta to establish the firm’s office there. He continues to work with clients across the country to develop comprehensive personal financial plans, and he brings his significant experience to projects including charitable planning, dealing with concentrated stock positions, small business and family business planning, creating cash flow projections and retirement plans, and estate planning and administration.
Paul is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant and an IRS Enrolled Agent, as well as a member of the Financial Planning Association of Georgia. A frequently quoted expert for national publications, Paul’s thoughts on financial topics have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Reuters and Kiplinger, among many other publications.
Paul was a frequent contributor to the firm's daily blog, "Current Commentary," during its run from 2009 to 2021. He is also the author or co-author of many articles for the firm’s Sentinel newsletter, including:
- “The Dollar Holds Its Place” (April 2021),
- “NFTs Are Hot, But Not For Timid Buyers” (March 2021),
- “Reaching For Safe But Illusory Yield ” (March 2021),
- “After Turbulent 2020, A Surprisingly Calm Tax Outlook” (December 2020) and
- “GRAT Planning Strategies” (November 2017).
Paul's writing also appears in both of our firm's books. He contributed Chapter 20, "Giving Back," to The High Achiever's Guide to Wealth. His chapters for Looking Ahead: Life, Family, Wealth and Business After 55 cover topics including retirement plans, investment philosophy, and starting a "second act" business.
A graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business, Paul holds degrees in finance and accounting.
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