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RIA with $15 billion in AUM appoints first female president

June 10, 2019

Wendy Hartman has become the latest example of women making inroads into the C-suites of the financial services industry with her promotion to president of Buckingham Strategic Wealth, an RIA with $15 billion in assets. Ms. Hartman, 44, stepped...

Why aren't more women advisers making the leap to independence?

June 4, 2019

The wealth management industry seems to have all the markings of being a "natural fit" for women. Women tend to be more nurturing and relationship-driven than their male colleagues. They thrive on their innate abilities to connect and be empathetic...

Are China trade tensions a concern among your clients?

May 28, 2019

Financial advisers need to be prepared to discuss China with clients, as the country will increasingly play a role in the global economy and will become more of an investment priority, according to a bonds expert. "China matters a lot to the...

The world is flat — and some people like it that way

May 15, 2019

Last time in this space I stirred the pot a bit by calling out the uneven "progress" of wealth management firms on adopting better productivity and embracing demographic realities — especially the rising importance of women clients and the...

Building dialogue with lawmakers to advance women's careers

May 3, 2019

As our members know, the Financial Services Institute is firmly committed to championing the cause of helping more female professionals not only enter, but achieve lasting success within the financial advice industry. The formation of the House...

Rich women increasingly call the shots, wealth heads say

April 11, 2019

Rich women mean big business for some of the world's largest wealth managers. Women control about $14 trillion in assets in the U.S., which is comparable to the gross domestic products of China and India combined — and they're underserved...

What a man can learn by attending a women's financial conference

April 9, 2019

As I look at our industry, I see many advisers who do excellent work in helping clients. Recently, I was fortunate to attend the Annual Forbes/Shook Investment Conference. It was an excellent program filled with many financial advisers. As I...

Financial literacy could make advice more accessible to women of color

March 18, 2019

Financial illiteracy in the U.S. hits women and women of color especially hard, according to several participants in an InvestmentNews workshop on the role financial literacy can play in making the advice industry more diverse and inclusive....

Women to Watch: Karen Schaeffer, Rachel Moran honored at fourth annual luncheon

March 14, 2019

InvestmentNews honored 22 women for their outstanding work in the financial advice industry on Thursday at the fourth annual Women to Watch luncheon. Every woman recognized has made a lasting impact on the industry. They are not only distinguished...

Firms can't afford to ignore female clients

February 8, 2019

Financial advisory firms that don't specifically target female clients are potentially missing out on 48% of the nation's millionaires, a third of household high-earners and and half of the country's total wealth. The good news is, you don't...

Sallie Krawcheck talks gender gap on The Daily Show

January 30, 2019

Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest Inc., a robo-adviser for women, derided the idea that the gender pay gap is disappearing, in an appearance Tuesday on The Daily Show. "It's not happening," Ms. Krawcheck told the show's host,...

Women in leadership: Equality in the workplace starts at the very first promotion

January 15, 2019

The asset management industry is awakening to the importance of gender diversity across its ranks, from investment professionals to executive leadership. Recent studies have shown that mixed-gender portfolio management teams not only yield superior...

Why women make better advisers than men

January 15, 2019

Recruiting and encouraging women advisers is the route to better returns for clients and a more favorable image for the advice business. That's the message delivered by Blair duQuesnay, an adviser at New York's Ritholtz Wealth Management, in...

5 things female breadwinners need from their financial adviser

January 10, 2019

Nearly half of mothers (42%) are sole or primary breadwinners for their families, bringing in at least half of the earnings, according to data from 2015. Another quarter (22.4%) were co-breadwinners, bringing home 25% to 49% of earnings. In...

Amplifying female advisers' strengths to drive growth

January 7, 2019

In order to help female professionals build rewarding careers in the financial advice industry, leaders in our space should understand that the model for success for female advisers looks different in some key ways from what we have seen before....

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...

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...

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