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SOURCE Geller & Company
NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geller & Company, a strategic financial advisory and wealth management firm, today announced that Christopher J. Schumacher has joined the firm as a Director and Client Relationship Manager. Mr. Schumacher will work closely with members of Geller & Company's family office leadership team to develop customized wealth advisory and money management services for clients, leveraging his deep and sophisticated understanding of both traditional and alternative investment strategies including hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and real estate. He joins Geller & Company from Solaris Alternative Asset Management, where he was a Director responsible for business development and for providing fixed income analysis and risk management.
"Chris has an exceptional track record of developing tailored investment solutions for clients across a broad spectrum of platforms," remarked Rob Wedeking, Chief Investment Officer of Geller & Company's family office and wealth advisory business. "His deep understanding of the investment needs of high-net-worth individuals and families will bring immediate and differentiated value to Geller and our clientele. We welcome Chris to our firm and look forward to his contributions as a member of our growing team of family office professionals."
Mr. Schumacher commented, "Ultra-high-net worth advisory services are often complex businesses that require specialized expertise to best serve the diverse needs of clients, and are hallmarks of Geller & Company. Over the months ahead, I will be meeting directly with many of the firm's clients to better understand their long-term financial goals. I am excited to be joining such a world-class organization."
Building on its successes, Geller & Company continues to attract an extremely well-qualified talent base to support its clients. In recent years Geller & Company's executive and investment management team has been significantly strengthened through a number of key hires, including Mr. Wedeking.
Geller & Company's family office and wealth advisory team is comprised of more than 70 professionals with extensive experience in serving wealthy individuals, families and their closely held private, public and non-profit businesses. As of April 30, 2014, the family office and wealth advisory business had in excess of $2.1 billion in assets under management.
Bio of Christopher Schumacher
Prior to Solaris, Mr. Schumacher was a Senior Investment Analyst responsible for asset allocation, performance, and attribution analysis with the investment consulting firm Cambridge Associates. In this capacity he focused on university endowments, non-profit organizations, pension plans and high-net-worth individuals. Following this, Mr. Schumacher was Director of Research at Papamarkou Wellner Asset Management, focusing on market and manager research, strategic and tactical asset allocation and portfolio construction for the firm's high-net-worth clients. He also was Co-Portfolio Manager of the firm's fund of hedge fund portfolio, as well as a Registered Representative and trader for client accounts. Mr. Schumacher holds a B.A. in Business Management from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.
About Geller & Company
Geller & Company is a strategic financial advisory and wealth management firm, providing clients with a comprehensive suite of services to help them reach their financial goals. To learn more about Geller & Company, please visit www.gellerco.com.
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