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Jefferies CEO won't tolerate discrimination against female bankers by male colleagues

December 13, 2018

Rich Handler said he won't tolerate Jefferies Financial Group Inc. bankers shutting out their female colleagues for fear over the #MeToo movement. (More:​ Don't fear women. It's bad for them and bad for business) "There is no excuse to exclude...

Are you serious, Wall Street? A response to the #MeToo 'advice' of men

December 5, 2018

This open letter is a response to a Bloomberg article​ InvestmentNews ran Tuesday about some male Wall Street executives whose concerns about #MeToo accusations have led them to limit the ways in which they work with female colleagues, for...

Q&A with Abigail Johnson and Kathleen Murphy of Fidelity Investments

November 19, 2018

In an era of low-cost index funds, it's tough to be best known for your stockpickers. Fidelity Investments, the 72-year-old family-controlled company, made a splash in August with the industry's first zero-fee index funds. Abigail Johnson, who...

Female advisers more likely to consider ESG investing strategies

November 19, 2018

A recent study conducted by InvestmentNews Research and sponsored by Calvert Research and Management measured financial advisers' perceptions of environmental, social and corporate governance investing. Among other trends, the study, "From Upstream...

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...

How to be a mentor

November 17, 2018

None of us got here completely on our own. We've all been fortunate enough to have someone along the way, be it a teacher, friend, family member or colleague, who pulled us out of our comfort zone, gave their time to raise us up and pushed us...

From the C suite with Advisor Group's Valerie Brown: Everyone must contribute

November 17, 2018

Valerie Brown's status as a female executive in a predominately male industry is not lost on her. The executive chairwoman of Advisor Group, one of the nation's largest independent advisory firms, has never let people's assumptions about gender...

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...

Hester Peirce: All women do not speak with the same voice, and SEC commissioners are no different

November 17, 2018

Fifty years ago, then-Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Manny Cohen, speaking to the Women's Bond Club of New York, predicted: "Perhaps if we take steps to make clear that women really have an important role to play in the world of...

Advisers draw inspiration from women who ran for Congress

November 17, 2018

A record number of women ran for Congress in the midterm elections, a breakthrough that could inspire female financial advisers to make similar progress in their own male-dominated profession. Although the women on the ballot were waging political...

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...

Wells Fargo reportedly ends investigation of gender bias in wealth management unit

November 9, 2018

Wells Fargo's investigation into alleged gender bias within its wealth management division is reportedly over. When asked for confirmation of a report by The Wall Street Journal that the firm concluded its investigation, Wells Fargo spokeswoman...

Demand for ESG investing is knocking at your door ... or should be

October 29, 2018

Financial advisers don't need to worry about defining socially responsible investing as much as they need to focus on making sure they can describe the concept overall, help clients with investment choices, and why clients might be interested,...

Advisers drawing in clients with charitable approach

September 17, 2018

Financial advisers need to broaden their approach to marketing and embrace new business development ideas if they want to grow, and incorporating philanthropy is one tactic that many advisers are finding success with, according to a practice...

InvestmentNews debuts impact investing documentary at the UN

September 11, 2018

As women and millennials lead the charge on impact investing, financial advisers are learning how to have conversations with clients on the subject. InvestmentNews debuted a documentary short at the 2018 Sustainable Investing Conference at the...

Many of the best financial jobs for women aren't on Wall Street

August 10, 2018

Women who want to manage money seem to be having better luck doing it someplace other than Wall Street. U.S. firms with the highest share of female portfolio managers are located thousands of miles from Manhattan, according to new Morningstar...

Networking plays a key role in helping women advisers advance

August 9, 2018

As our members know, the Financial Services Institute has been highly engaged for many years in the crucial mission of helping women begin and develop successful careers in the financial advice industry, both as advisers and home office executives....

The rise of the female financial adviser

August 8, 2018

Our industry has long lamented the small percentage of female advisers. Indeed, the data show that only around 17% of all advisers are women. But has the time (finally!) come for the rise of the female financial adviser? The Tipping Point We...

Empowering female clients requires they talk about this

July 12, 2018

Financial advisers need to help their female clients reduce individual money shame and to empower them personally and professionally when it comes to finances, a leading wealth psychology expert said. "We live in a society that is plagued by...

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