James J. Lee

James J. Lee


Jimmy brings close to 20 years of experience delivering holistic wealth management and customized investment advisory services to high net worth individuals, family offices, institutions, and non-profit organizations.  Jimmy leverages Stifel’s broad resources and intellectual capital for the group’s clients in order to provide strategies geared to their complex needs, including investment planning, issues surrounding estate planning, wealth protection, and charitable giving.  He facilitates all aspects of clients’ wealth management, offering tactical asset allocation strategies across all assets including cash, fixed income securities, equities, and alternative investments.

Jimmy joined Stifel in 2015 through its acquisition of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, Americas, where he spent three years.  Prior to that, he spent nearly five years at Morgan Stanley in its Global Wealth Management Group and seven years at Bear Stearns in its Private Client Services Group. Since 2000, Jimmy has spent his entire career working alongside his mentor, partner, and group founder, Ed Moldaver.  Together, they bring a synergy and commitment to complement their deep understanding of their clients. In 2019, he was named to Forbes’ Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list.1

He attended Binghamton University and is Series 7, 63, and 65 licensed. He resides in Mahwah, New Jersey, with his wife, Emmy, and their two children.


1Forbes “Best-In-State Wealth Advisors,” February 21, 2019. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC, and were selected from a pool of over 25,000 nominations for the America’s Top Wealth Advisors list and nearly 30,000 nominations for the Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list.  Advisors are judged on individual contribution, but total team assets are shown, which can include one or more additional advisors.  Qualifying advisors met the following basic requirements: a minimum of seven years as an advisor, a minimum of one year at their current firm, recommended and nominated by their firm, completion of an online survey, over 50% of their revenue/production must be with individuals, and an acceptable compliance record.  The ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys; service models, investing process, client retention, experience levels, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms.  Investment performance is not a criterion.  Neither SHOOK Research nor Forbes receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking.  The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor’s future performance.  Forbes is a registered trademark of Forbes, Inc.  All rights reserved.

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