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Worldly adviser excels at working with others, especially outsiders

December 4, 2018

Chris Chen was 18 years old when he moved to the U.S. from Europe, where his Chinese father and German mother met each other in Spain. Mr. Chen was born in Switzerland and grew up in Belgium and France before his family moved to America in 1978,...

Have a plan to encourage diversity at your firm

November 24, 2018

It will be up to advisory firms and professional organizations to do something about the perspectives missing from the financial advice industry, that diverse advisers could bring to clients. Doing so would begin to generate significant gains...

Peggy Ruhlin on steps advice firms can take to improve the female famine

November 17, 2018

When I received my Certified Financial Planner designation in 1986, I was told that only 25% of all CFP® certificants were women. Today, more than 30 years later, women represent just 23% of the CFP® population. How can that be possible? This...

Why wealth management needs more women

November 17, 2018

When I joined Balentine & Co. in 1994, every partner of the firm was male, and the women were either sales associates or assistants. It might seem to have been the status quo, but I soon realized I'd joined a firm that was different. I had direct...

Kara Stein: Recent gains in female leadership aren't enough

November 17, 2018

When I was born in the mid-1960s, my alma mater did not admit women. Seventeen years later, as I walked the hallowed halls of Yale College and, ultimately, Yale Law School, it occurred to me that those halls were decorated with dozens of portraits,...

Adviser suffers the challenge of being a disabled woman on Wall Street

November 17, 2018

In late 2009, I watched the foot traffic in the financial district and wondered where the middle-aged professional women in finance had gone. Those women in their St. John suits had all but evaporated. As it turns out, between 2000 and 2010...

Some good news about female recruitment in financial advice

November 17, 2018

Whether promoted from within or hired from outside the firm, each of four core advisory positions tracked in InvestmentNews' benchmarking study has seen an uptick in women entrants. It's recently been reported that women are now better educated...

From the C-suite with Wealth Consulting Group's Jimmy Lee: Looking for diversity, screening for attitude

October 31, 2018

Diversity and inclusion are baked in to the culture of Wealth Consulting Group, where the importance of diverse opinions and thoughts starts at the top. The advisory firm has long had a focus on hiring staff who are diverse across race, gender...

Why diversity and inclusion efforts are a firm's best investment

October 27, 2018

Having worked with various financial firms in different capacities throughout my career, I've come to recognize two absolute truths about diversity. First, appreciation for the different experiences, perspectives and values that stem from diverse...

CFP Board issues white paper on increasing diversity in financial planning

October 23, 2018

Diversity and inclusion within the professional ranks of the financial planning industry continues to lag behind the U.S. minority population. According to a white paper from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards' Center for Financial...

Real life fearless girl at the New York Stock Exchange

October 17, 2018

Lauren Simmons is not your average trader. When she first got onto the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange last year, the 24-year-old Georgia native expected to see a few women out there with her. She soon discovered she was not only...

LeCount Davis celebrated for dedication to adding diversity to financial advice business

October 10, 2018

LeCount R. Davis accepted a lifetime achievement award at InvestmentNews' inaugural Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion awards, which celebrated 26 individuals and firms for their commitment to making the financial advice industry more inclusive....

Adviser's cultural understanding behind four decades of client care

October 1, 2018

When Maria Elena Lagomasino was 11 years old, she and her family fled the communist regime in Cuba to come to Westford, Conn. It was 1960. She made friends quickly in school and found everyone welcoming, however, it was challenging for her family...

Making diversity intentional is first step to boosting inclusion

September 22, 2018

Rapid growth within the fintech ecosystem has pushed firms to find new ways to remain competitive — particularly companies in Silicon Valley, where competition with tech giants like Google and Apple make it increasingly challenging to lure...

Financial education to stoke wealth creation for diverse groups

September 18, 2018

Growing up in Washington, D.C., Keith Beverly felt he was given opportunities that others weren't. He was recruited by the Maret School, a prestigious private school, and attended on a needs-based scholarship. His single mother worked two jobs...

JPMorgan Chase reaches settlement in race case

September 4, 2018

As racial diversity tumbles on Wall Street, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has reached a settlement with financial advisers who say they were treated poorly because they're black. Six current and former employees at the largest U.S. bank filed what they...

Citigroup unveils plan to reverse its declining diversity

August 22, 2018

After years of scant progress on diversity measures, Citigroup Inc. has created hard targets for raising the percentages of women and African Americans in management positions by 2021, according to an internal memo from chief executive Michael...

The business case for diversity and inclusion: Is there one?

August 18, 2018

Is there a business case for diversity and inclusion? As an African-American female, one might assume my response would be a resounding "Yes!" Let's set this assumption aside for a moment, knowing that assumptions without facts don't hold substance...

Viewpoints differ on diversity and inclusion, but this we agree on: There are many ways to improve

August 4, 2018

Diversity is​ viewed in very different ways by readers of InvestmentNews. This came into sharp focus when reading the responses to a survey on diversity we conducted in July as a sounding board for this week's issue. This edition of InvestmentNews...

5 actions underrepresented advisers can take to further their careers

August 4, 2018

For June's celebration of Pride Month, I was part of a valuable discussion about the intersection of LGBTQ and fintech. My fellow panelists and I celebrated Pride and gains in diversity and inclusion, and talked about how to be momentum-drivers,...

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