Thomas H. Yorke, Managing Director, is a seasoned financial professional with over 30 years of both institutional and retail investing experience. An expert in the world of financing, international and emerging markets as well the importance of diversification as a means to reduce risk and stabilize portfolio returns. Mr. Yorke has made a commitment to serve both families and individuals, helping them to grow and protect their wealth.
Mr. Yorke began his career in bulk commodities transportation in a hands-on role supervising a fleet of international cargo vessels. In 1986 he joined EF Hutton’s Fixed Income marketing department and worked with account executives and their clients to solve various financial problems. Later, at Lehman Brothers, Yorke served as vice president for the central funding department, trading a mortgage financing book and its related interest rate swaps, totaling more than $20 billion notional. During that time frame, he also managed a portfolio of floating rate mortgage-backed securities worth more than $300 million.
More recently Mr. Yorke was the Co-Head and a key architect of the global execution and finance group, a highly successful niche business at Refco Securities, which handled the execution, sales, and financing of multiple asset classes. In his long professional career, he has experience with many different investment products, they include equities and fixed income, but also currencies, OTC options, structured products, and various commodities.
At Oceanic Capital Management, Mr. Yorke offers his clients the benefits of his rich and varied hands-on experience. He provides conscientious and defensive solutions to weary investors looking to reduce investment risk. His strategies are customized for each investor and may be more effective than the typical answers served up by traditional stock brokers. Currently, Mr. Yorke holds the Series 65, the Uniform Investment Advisor License. He also currently holds the series 7 and has previously held various securities licenses including the series 4, 24, 55, and 63.
“We take our role as a fiduciary very seriously, so in uncertain times, it’s critical to employ a well thought-out and truly diversified investment strategy,” said Yorke, commenting on the current world economic climate. “It is vital to work on limiting your downside with the goal of protecting wealth by keeping a watchful eye on a potential worst-case scenario. Extremely unpredictable events are now showing up every few years; obviously, you never know what can happen.” Mr. Yorke is dedicated to applying his expertise in commodities, emerging markets, and other “alternative” asset classes to help investors create well diversified and optimized portfolios. He is concerned that families or individuals with specific funding requirements could be held captive by the random nature of global events and the potential negative impact they can have on their portfolios at precisely the wrong time. Yorke adds, “A managed portfolio may help you meet your obligations and weather the various economic storms along the way.”
A life-long resident of Monmouth County in New Jersey, Mr. Yorke, along with his wife and their three daughters, lives in Fair Haven, N.J. Mr. Yorke has served as a past Chairman for charity Golf tournaments at Clean Ocean Action and Family and Children’s Services for many years, helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for both causes. After nine years coaching several Rumson-Fair Haven girls’ Lacrosse teams, including the inaugural RFH Girls 7/8 travel team, Mr. Yorke finally hung up his whistle in 2012. He is a member of the Rumson Country Club, the Sea Bright Beach Club, and a lifelong congregant of Saint Georges by the River.
Investing involves risk including the potential loss of principal. No investment strategy including diversification can guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
This communication is strictly intended for individuals residing in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident outside the specific state(s) referenced.