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Janet Walker , CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Janet Walker

Janet is a senior vice president and senior portfolio manager in Abbot Downing’s San Francisco office. She is responsible for the management of ultra-high-net-worth relationships for Abbot Downing client families. Janet has over 20 years of experience in the investment business.

Prior to Abbot Downing, Janet was a senior investment analyst with Wells Fargo Family Wealth. She came to Family Wealth in 2007 from Wells Fargo Private Bank where she was an investment manager. During her time at The Private Bank, she launched coverage of the biotechnology industry for the Wells Research Group in addition to managing complex portfolios for high-net-worth clients. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 1999, Janet spent many years as a research scientist, earning numerous scholarships and grants in the field of molecular biology.

Janet is a contributing member of Abbot Downing’s Equity Research Team and Advisory Council. She is a member-at-large of the Wealth and Investment Management Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council and serves in a leadership capacity for several DEI initiatives across the firm.

Janet earned her bachelor’s degree in molecular biology with a minor in chemistry from San Francisco State University. Additionally, she is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of San Francisco.

Janet enjoys the arts and is an educator, teaching financial literacy to children and young adults through a variety of organizations across the bay area. She also serves as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant to several nonprofits. She is a current board member of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir.

Janet is raising her two children at her home in Oakland, California.

420 Montgomery Street, 11th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94104