Chris Lawrence is a Wealth Advisor with J.P. Morgan Wealth Management, and works closely with a diverse range of clients who are engaging, innovative and passionate about their craft—entrepreneurs, founders, business owners, corporate executives, and professional athletes, who have built successful businesses and careers. A former practicing attorney, he is a trusted advisor by essence, and brings a holistic approach to wealth planning and investment management strategies. Chris invests the time to learn each individual's specific financial scenario, aspirations and challenges so he may empower them to develop strategies that can help pursue their goals.
Fluent in English and French, Chris is a native of Geneva, Switzerland, and grew up in the international capital of wealth management, where he worked with high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth families. This international upbringing have afforded him a strong appreciation for various cultures and unique stories. He advises US, international and expatriates individuals and familes (including French-speaking), many of whom are in need of holistic and comprehensive wealth management. Chris is backed by the broader resources of his team and by the depth and breadth of J.P. Morgan's capabilities. With his vast network, he leverages inside and outside resources—the J.P. Morgan Business and Commercial Bank, as well as real estate agents, CPAs, attorneys—to introduce like-minded experts who can help provide a seamless experience to his clients.
Before pivoting to wealth management, Chris was an attorney with J.P. Morgan Private Bank covering international clients and investment management products in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a Swiss qualified attorney, and holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master in Business Law from the University of Geneva.
Chris and his wife live in Brooklyn with their Daschund. Deeply involved in his community, and passionate about enabling education and access for others, he sits on the Advisory Board of a foundation that provides education (K-12) and food to girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as his neighborhood association committee which is the oldest neighborhood association in New York City. Outside of the office, Chris is passionate about history and the arts, cooking for his friends and family, as well as playing tennis or cycling.