Fred Decker is a Vice President and Wealth Advisor with J.P. Morgan Wealth Management, a wealth management division of J.P. Morgan. His client base comprises a blend of high-net-worth individuals, business owners and the retirement plans of closely held companies. Additionally, Fred assists senior executives with a variety of corporate investment programs, including 144 stock sales, 10b5-1 plans and strategies designed to diversify concentrated positions.
With over 24 years of experience in financial services, Fred has developed an understanding of the psyches of business owners, and the issues and priorities they routinely face. Fred examines each client holistically—from both sides of the balance sheet to their assets and liabilities—to understand the totality of their distinct financial situations. He is comprehensive in how he manages the personal and corporate aspects of his clients' relationships. Fred draws upon J.P. Morgan's investment resources, and leverages its banking and credit capabilities to guide his clients with their planning, cash flow and lending needs. Fred's work with multiple generations is a testament to his commitment to developing long-term client relationships and assisting in the areas of transition management and wealth transfer.
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2008, Fred held Vice President positions at Wells Fargo (1989–1999) and Merrill Lynch (1999–2008). He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a B.A. in Political Science. He then earned a master's degree in International Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Fred was born in Santa Monica and grew up in Menlo Park. He now lives in Marin County's San Raphael with his wife and two children. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, mountain biking and windsurfing. Fred is an Eagle Scout and serves as an Assistant Scout Master for his son's troop.