our history

“History can bring luck: this is what we can call optimism.”

– Stephane Hessel

In late April of 1981, the year we started J.L. Bainbridge & Company, the S&P 500  hit a record: 132.87. (Yes, you read that right. It was 132.87.) Countless ups and downs in the markets later, we’re still here, doing what we love. By the way, in April of this year (2021), the S&P 500 surpassed 4,000. More ups and downs are inevitable.

We truly appreciate how hard it is to accumulate wealth. So we focus on helping clients plan and invest in ways that are most likely to work out for the better in the long run.

The better we understand those goals, the more likely we’ll be able to help you meet or even (no guarantees) exceed them.