Considered among Pasadena’s most distinguished investment counseling firms, Osher Van de Voorde was co-founded in 1993 by Van de Voorde and his long-time business partner and mentor Bob Osher.
James is the firm's Chief Portfolio Strategist and is responsible for designing and implementing investment strategies for clients. He developed the firm's analytical model that helps identify suitable valuation range for investment opportunities and is responsible for the firm’s security selection and sector allocation. James brings a strong background in financial planning to the investment management business and pioneered the OVIM "Bridge Evaluation", a solutions-based approach that offers a clear overview of life and planning goals, and ensures that investment portfolios are properly aligned with those goals while minimizing risk. Van de Voorde also authors the firm’s highly regarded newsletter.
James graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, completed the U.C. Berkeley Extension financial planning coursework and is a Certified Retirement Counselor. He is a member of the Economic Round Table, CFA Society of Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the Financial Planning Association, Estate Planning Council of the San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena Breakfast Forum and the Glendale Estate Planning Council.
Van de Voorde has served on the Foundation and Governing Boards at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, the Alumni Board and LionsFund Council at Loyola Marymount University and the Far West Alumni Advisory Board for Alpha Delta Gamma. James presently serves on the Finance Committee at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. He is a member of Oakmont Country Club and lives in Pasadena.
James’s diverse interests include yoga, meditation, golf, wine tasting, cooking and baseball.