Our purpose is to invest family wealth to help preserve family dreams.
LBJ Advisors, Ltd. is a multi-generational, family-owned, family wealth management firm serving clients who are seeking long-term advisory services on how to preserve wealth for future generations.
Unlike most investment-related firms, our approach is family-to-family not business-to-consumer. This family-to-family approach includes leveraging for our clients, the Johnson family’s 60 years of personal experience creating, managing, and sustaining wealth.
Advisory Board Members
- Nicole Covert
- Patricia Diaz Dennis
- John Jordan
- J. Robert Ransone
- Kenny Wilson
Investment Advisory Committee Members (external)
- Luther King, CFA
- David D. May, CFA
- Kenneth W. Wiles, PhD, CFA
The Management Team
Ian Turpin, President
Ian Turpin is President of LBJ Family Wealth Advisors, Ltd., a family-owned wealth management firm in Austin, Texas. As President of LBJ Family Wealth Advisors, Ian focuses his time on meeting the wealth preservation needs of multigenerational family clients.
His activities include overseeing all services, coordinating the team of professional advisors and handling family legacy asset issues. Ian chairs the Investment Committee, which establishes investment policies, strategies, and money manager performance and selection.
For the past 18 years, Ian has supervised the holdings of the family of the late President Lyndon B. Johnson – where he managed several successful organizational restructurings, including exits from various family-owned and operated businesses, and subsequent redeployment of the proceeds.
Prior to moving to Texas in 1992 from Toronto, Ian had a 20-year career as an international private banking executive with two of Canada’s most prominent banks, both in Canada and in offshore financial centers. The focus of his work was asset protection services and investments for offshore clients. While working in the Bahamas for an affiliate of Royal Bank of Canada, Ian taught courses for the U.K. Institute of Bankers in Nassau.
As President of Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada’s Trust Company in the Cayman Islands in the early 1980s, he oversaw assets under management grow to more than $1 billion. In the mid-1980s, he successfully established and ran a program for CIBC Toronto targeting Hong Kong entrepreneurs to move to and invest directly in Canadian businesses.
Ian currently serves on the boards of Texas Capital Bancshares and St. Edward’s University on which he chairs the Fiduciary Committee. He is a member of the Audit Committee of the Seton Family of Hospitals, and sits on the Investment Sub-Committee of Ascension Health, the parent of the Seton Family of Hospitals and the largest not-for-profit hospital group in the United States.
Previously, Ian served as a board member and chair of the Investment Committee for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and a member of the board of the Seton Family of Hospitals.
Born in Scotland, Ian was educated in England where he received a Master’s degree in International Business from The University of Bradford, Yorkshire, England. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (CPA equivalent).
Ian is a member of the LBJ Family Wealth Advisors Investment Committee, and is a Registered Investment Advisory Representative with the Texas State Securities Board (2005).
Faith Vincent (CPWA®), Chief Investment Officer
Faith Vincent is Chief Investment Officer of LBJ Family Wealth Advisors, Ltd. In 2000, Faith joined what was then LBJ Holding Company as Vice President. She was named Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of LBJ Family Wealth Advisors, Ltd. in 2003.
Faith’s responsibilities include working with individual clients and client families to identify and analyze goals and investment traits, develop an Investment Policy Statement, and create, execute, and manage the investment portfolio with respect to holistic wealth preservation plans, client expectations, and taxes. As part of the investment management process, Faith meets quarterly with clients to review performance and, as needed, provides educational counsel.
Prior to joining LBJ Family Wealth Advisors, Ltd, Faith worked in structured finance of commercial lease assets and education loans at Texas Capital Markets, L.P in Austin, Texas. From 1994 to 1998, Faith’s experience was concentrated in Wall Street investment bank emerging markets’ strategy and trading at firms that included Smith Barney and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.
Faith holds a Master of International Business degree with a concentration in finance from the internationally recognized Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She is also a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Faith earned the CPWA (Certified Private Wealth Advisor) designation in 2001. The CPWA designation is delivered by Investment Management Consultants Association® (IMCA®), is the only advanced designation designed for financial advisors and consultants who work with high-net-worth clients on the life cycle of wealth.
Faith is a member of the LBJ Family Wealth Advisors Investment Committee, and is a Registered Investment Advisory Representative with the Texas State Securities Board (2005).
John Welborn, Chief Financial Officer / Chief Compliance Officer
As Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of LBJ Family Wealth Advisors, Ltd., John directs the day-to-day operations of the firm including compliance with the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, all applicable U.S. securities laws and regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles.
He also coordinates and monitors LBJ Family Wealth Advisors and its representatives’ fiduciary responsibilities to all clients including client confidentiality, access to client information, and adherence to LBJ Family Wealth Advisors’ code of ethics. John directs all SEC examinations, Small Business Administration (SBA) examinations, and independent public accountant audits and examinations.
John joined the LBJ Holding Company in 1996 as Controller, and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1999. He is also the acting Chief Financial Officer for one of LBJ Family Wealth Advisor’s clients, an Austin-based Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) focusing on expansion and buyouts of small businesses in the United States. LBJ Family Wealth Advisors provides all the financial reporting for this SBIC to its partners and the SBA.
Prior to joining LBJ Holding Company, John had ten years experience in financial reporting for banks, savings and loans, and public accounting firms. During this time, John’s primary responsibilities were operations, and financial and SEC reporting for a public company. John was also responsible for Management Discussion and Analysis, Board of Director reporting, and treasury functions of several financial institutions.
In addition, John directed multiple accounting platform system conversions for various financial institutions and, as site manager for Grant Thornton, directed large asset dispositions for the Resolution Trust Corporation, the federal entity which was responsible for resolving the savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s.
He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from Texas A&M University, College Station.
John holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 65 securities registration, and is a Registered Investment Advisory Representative with the Texas State Securities Board (2005). He is also a standing member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. As part of his responsibilities at LBJ Family Wealth Advisors, John is a member of the Investment Committee.
Willyn Wahl, Controller
As Controller of LBJ Family Wealth Advisors, Ltd., Willyn directs the administrative operations of the firm and is responsible for ensuring that all transactions are executed for clients in a timely and accurate manner. She is the primary contact for all treasury functions and coordinates all back office functions within the firm.
Willyn is the manager in charge of executing annual audits, either for the Small Business Administration (SBA) or for independent public accountant audits and examinations. She joined the LBJ Holding Company in 1991 as a Staff Accountant and was promoted to Assistant Controller in 1993 and Controller in 2003. She is also the acting Controller for one of LBJ Family Wealth Advisor’s clients which is focused on expansion and buyouts of small businesses in the United States and is responsible to provide all the regulatory financial reporting for this SBIC and its partners.
Internal administrative functions in payroll processing, network administration, payables processing, regulatory filings, and human resource planning are part of her responsibility. Prior to joining LBJ Holding Company, Willyn had 15 years experience in financial reporting for banks and served as a vice-president for finance for a medium-sized regional bank.
In her career Willyn has directed multiple conversions of accounting software and has also been tasked with software integration projects that address administrative accuracy and productivity. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Economics and History from Trinity University in San Antonio and has completed graduate level courses in business and finance. Willyn is a Registered Investment Advisory Representative with the Texas State Securities Board (2005).