Scott Jacobs

EP Wealth Advisors

Vice President

Scott Jacobs

EP Wealth Advisors

Vice President

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Scott Jacobs

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Scott Jacobs is a Berkeley, CA fee-only financial advisor serving clients locally and across the country. EP Wealth Advisors provides comprehensive financial planningtax planning, and investment management to help individuals, couples, families and small businesses organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Scott Jacobs is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

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Scott Jacobs has more than 25 years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining EP Wealth Advisors in 2021, Scott worked for a number of the largest Wall Street firms, including UBS, Prudential and Wells Fargo. He’s been serving LGBTQ families, technology employees and small business owner clients since his days at PaineWebber in 1994. Scott loves educating the public in a way that’s down to earth and jargon-free. His favorite maxims include “It’s time in the market, not TIMING the market,” as well as Warren Buffet’s advice, “Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” Helping parents send their kids to college, care for an aging parent and retire with financial independence are literally what gets him up every day. Born and raised in New York, Scott is the product of two school teacher parents and has a sister who still teaches in Harlem, NY. A past President of the Embarcadero BNI (Business Network International) chapter, the largest in the Bay Area, he’s also a member of a ProVisors chapter, OAK3. On the Board of Directors for PAWS/Shanti for over seven years, he served the LGBTQ and most vulnerable members of our community. An avid athlete, Scott plays flag football for the San Francisco Gay Flag Football League as well as for the San Francisco Gay Softball League. He can also be found on his yoga mat 4–5 days a week. In spite of his New York roots, he is a HUGE Giants, Warriors and 49ers fan! Also, Scott and his wife Maggie are the proud parents of three cats: Kaplan, Cooper and Reddington.

EP Wealth Advisors is a fee-only registered investment advisory and financial planning firm headquartered in Torrance, California. EP Wealth manages over $16.1 billion in AUM as of December 31, 2022. With offices from coast to coast, EP Wealth combines the resources of a large firm with a local approach to provide client-centric financial planning, wealth management and investment management services to individuals and businesses. EP Wealth continues to grow and enrich the lives of our clients and team and has been recognized as a leader in the RIA space by multiple financial and industry publications, including Barron's 2022 list of top RIA’s, Financial Planning’s top firms of 2022, and many more at both the national and regional level. The firms Torrance headquarters has been named a Best Place to Work by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and several advisors and functional leaders have been named to varied "Best", "Rising Star" and "40 Under 40" lists.

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  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

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Office Locations:

  • 2150 Shattuck Avenue
    Suite 700
    Berkeley, CA 94704

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