These days you cannot trust very many people to maintain an upright character at all times no matter what. Sadly, this is particularly the case in the financial business industry. That is why Helane Morrison is such a breath of fresh air. She is the immensely rare leader in the financial business arena who can be absolutely trusted to maintain her character. In fact, she is fighting to strengthen that throughout the industry. This strengthening of character and trust in the marketplace has been her passion since her early years. She was born and raised in Brooklyn.
She attended Northwestern College in Illinois, where she earned a B.A. in Journalism. She then studied for a doctorate degree in law at the University of California Berkeley School of Law. While in the process of earning this degree, she worked as Editor in Chief of the school’s law review. After graduation and after passing the bar exam, Morrison immediately went into law work (see her Bloomberg profile here). In the thirty years ever since, Morrison has been fighting corruption in the marketplace wherever it could be found. Her biggest assistance in this area may have been in the global economic crisis of 2007 and 2008.
This crisis helped expose widespread corrupt business practices that had helped hasten the crisis. Ever since that day, Morrison has helmed the charge to clean up that industry. She learned a passion for opposition of all things involving discrimination and corruption during her work for Harry A. Blackmun, a supreme court judge. After a few years with him in the early 80’s, Morrison opened up her own private practice. She also worked for other law practices throughout the next 30 years. During these years she also did highly respected and prestigious work for the government.
In 2007, Morrison joined the San Francisco-based financial giant, Hall Capital. Having a lifelong passion for discriminatory issues, she was drawn to the entirely female-led Hall Capital. In today’s finance industry this is an extreme rarity. There are very few finance business with any women in leadership roles. Morrison wants to help change this. The business is doing amazingly well with more than 24 billion dollars in managed assets. Her two other company leaders are President Sarah Stein and Co-chief Investment officer, Kathryn Hall. Together, the women are fully committed to making a difference in the American business community.
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