We no longer support this browser. Using a supported browser will provide a better experience.

Please update your browser.

Close browser message

George Barnes

George Barnes

I have been creating and managing investment portfolios throughout my entire professional career and have evolved a set of standards that I believe every client should receive.


2029 Century Park East, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, Ca 90067


While decisions to buy, sell, or hold securities must often be made on a timely basis, there are years of experience, hours of study, and intensive research informing each one. I have been creating and managing investment portfolios throughout my entire professional career and have evolved a set of standards that I believe every client should receive. To me, there is no greater responsibility than managing your money toward the desired goals you want to achieve.

Investment Approach

Everyone deserves a tailored portfolio
Each client is unique in terms of risk tolerance, financial objectives, desired time horizons, and family and business concerns. Your portfolio should be distinctive as well.

You have a right to my full attention
Relying upon my strong relationship management and communication skills, I gather facts and learn about your financial motivations. I draw on these capabilities throughout every step; they are woven into the level of detail and intelligence I use to select the contents of a portfolio, the scenarios I run to identify and address problematic issues, and the immediate response I furnish to any questions or issues you may have.

Industry-leading research is the cornerstone of investing
I tap the thought leadership of J.P. Morgan’s Global Research Team—one of the world’s most highly respected analytical franchises—to provide insights and inputs to my decision-making process. This group studies all sectors and markets in which the firm conducts business, and presents macro and strategic evaluation that I employ when developing investment ideas. Independently and concurrently, I immerse myself in fundamental and technical analysis, and overlay these findings to inform my investment strategies and recommendations.

An array of choices helps ensure personalization
At J.P. Morgan, I have direct access to one of the most complete and capable investment platforms available. I create portfolios that included a range of investment types—individual equities, small-, mid- and large-cap funds, and municipal and international fixed income instruments. With deep schooling and significant background in selecting individual securities, I will often include these stocks in my investment recommendations. I also leverage the firm’s Horizon and Stratis platforms as needed to incorporate growth, balanced and conservative portfolio positions.

Due diligence is a baseline expectation
In order to bring you information not readily available to many investors, my due diligence extends beyond regular reporting on your short- and long-term results. I rely upon a dedicated group of more than 20 professionals at J.P. Morgan who bring 150+ years of combined experience to conduct rigorous reviews on all of the managers and funds offered in our programs.

Ongoing oversight fosters continuity
By constantly managing and monitoring investment positions against the context of research insights and changing market conditions, I rebalance portfolios when necessary to help clients stay the course.

Mortgage and lending products deliver financial flexibility
Lending is an important part of any wealth management plan. It gives you the ability to fund financial obligations and opportunities—acquire investment property, buy into a business or enhance your portfolio’s performance. Through the wide range of products and services available at J.P. Morgan, I provide direct entrée to the mortgage capabilities and dedicated lending teams that can assist you with any credit need.

Meet Our Team

Click a profile to learn more about each member

George Barnes

Vice President



2029 Century Park East, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, Ca 90067

Pamela Hecker

Client Associate



2029 Century Park East, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90067


Check the background of Our Firm and Investment Professionals on FINRA's BrokerCheck

To learn more about J. P. Morgan’s investment business, including our accounts, products and services, as well as our relationship with you, please review our  J.P. Morgan Securities LLC Form CRS and  Guide to Investment Services and Brokerage Products.

This website is for informational purposes only, and not an offer, recommendation or solicitation of any product, strategy service or transaction. Any views, strategies or products discussed on this site may not be appropriate or suitable for all individuals and are subject to risks. Prior to making any investment or financial decisions, an investor should seek individualized advice from a personal financial, legal, tax and other professional advisors that take into account all of the particular facts and circumstances of an investor's own situation. 

This website provides information about the brokerage and investment advisory services provided by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (JPMS). When JPMS acts as a broker-dealer, a client's relationship with us and our duties to the client will be different in some important ways than a client's relationship with us and our duties to the client when we are acting as an investment advisor. A client should carefully read the agreements and disclosures received (including our Form ADV disclosure brochure, if and when applicable) in connection with our provision of services for important information about the capacity in which we will be acting.


Equal Housing Opportunity logo

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A., Member FDIC. Not a commitment to lend. All extensions of credit are subject to credit approval.

Investments in alternative investment strategies is speculative, often involves a greater degree of risk than traditional investments including limited liquidity and limited transparency, among other factors and should only be considered by sophisticated investors with the financial capability to accept the loss of all or part of the assets devoted to such strategies.

Borrowing with securities as collateral involves certain risks, including the possibility that you may need to deposit additional securities and/or cash in the account to meet a maintenance call, and that securities in the account may be sold to meet the maintenance call.  Proper management of your account and a thorough understanding of the conditions that may affect your investments will assist you in effectively using the margin lending program.​

J.P. Morgan Wealth Management is a business of JPMorgan Chase & Co., which offers investment products and services through J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (JPMS), a registered broker-dealer and investment advisor, member FINRA and SIPC. Annuities are made available through Chase Insurance Agency, Inc. (CIA), a licensed insurance agency, doing business as Chase Insurance Agency Services, Inc. in Florida. Certain custody and other services are provided by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (JPMCB). JPMS, CIA and JPMCB are affiliated companies under the common control of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Products not available in all states.

Please read additional Important Information in conjunction with these pages.