Blake Bertea is an Executive Director and Wealth Partner with J.P. Morgan Wealth Management. He brings over 25 years of experience delivering comprehensive investment advisory to serve a diverse array of family offices, registered investment advisors and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.
Blake takes an institutional-quality approach that integrates asset diversification, alternative investment strategies, capital markets and trust and estate impacts to help create tailored wealth management plans that encompass the entirety of a client's wealth. He draws on his significant knowledge of corporate executive services to extend his capabilities and facilitate corporate cash management, hedge against concentrated positions and navigate the sale of restricted stock.
Having grown up in a family office business, Blake has a first-hand appreciation for the need to utilize suitable resources and investment platforms to help address end-to-end financial objectives. He provides his clients with the high-touch consultative guidance of a boutique organization coupled with J.P. Morgan's worldclass selection of top managers to impart sophisticated insights and strategies.
Blake attended Culver Military Academy (Culver Academies) and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He launched his career as an intern at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Following this, he joined Prudential Securities and later, moved to Hambrecht & Quist, a technology and internet focused investment boutique. From 2000-2002, Blake honed his skills and capabilities at J.P. Morgan, and then spent more than a decade at CIBC/Oppenheimer. He returned to J.P. Morgan in 2016 for the opportunity to offer clients the firm's breadth of products and services.
A native of Newport Beach, Blake and his wife have a son and daughter. He holds dual citizenship with Switzerland and shares this heritage with his children via travel and other experiences. Through his family's foundation, Blake supports a variety of charitable endeavors focused on veterans' causes and philanthropic investment.