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Robert J. Skinner II

Wealth Manager, First Republic Investment Management
Northern California

Robert J. Skinner II is a Senior Managing Director and Wealth Manager at First Republic Investment Management.

Mr. Skinner has served as an advisor to wealthy families, entrepreneurs, and institutional investors for the past 21 years. He began his career at Fidelity Investments, becoming a Vice President, before joining Merrill Lynch as First Vice President of Investments. In May 2008, Mr. Skinner co-founded Luminous Capital, an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm. At Luminous, Mr. Skinner served as the Chief Investment Officer and Co-Manager of Portfolio Construction. Luminous Capital had $5.9 billion of assets under management when it was acquired by First Republic Bank in December 2012 and the team now manages $13.5 billion in assets.

Active in the community, Mr. Skinner serves on the Board of Directors for The First Tee of Monterey County and the Board of Directors for The Pebble Beach Foundation. Mr. Skinner also serves on the Board of The University of Connecticut’s Endowment and sits on the Investment Committee for The Foundation. In addition, he and his wife support the American Heart Association, The Monterey Museum of Art, and The Boys and Girls Club of Monterey. Mr. Skinner was named as one of “America's Top 100 Advisors” by Barron's Magazine1 in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He has also been highly ranked by Reuters AdvicePoint in past years.

Mr. Skinner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.  

Wealth Management Experience: 23 Years


1The Barron’s ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors' practices. This ranking does not predict or rate any client’s  investment outcomes, nor does it predict any potential investment outcomes.  Data used for the Barron’s rankings is provided by the surveyed Investment Advisors.  Advisors who did not participate in the survey are not ranked.

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