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Helane Morrison – Making Investing Safe for All of Us

Helane Morrison is a lawyer who began working as the Director of the Enforcement Program for the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1996. It took just three years for her to be promoted to District Chief where she directed examination and enforcement for the entire Pacific Region. Her goal was to strengthen the SEC’s presence and impact in matters such as insider trading and fraud and she attacked these issues with a passion. You might ask why any of us should care about Helane Morrison? The answer is simple; she spends her days fighting financial corruption in order to protect each of us and our investments.


Ms. Morrison began her career after she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and her Law Degree from Berkeley. She worked as a clerk for both a Supreme Court Justice and a Judge on the US Court of Appeals and then entered private practice. The irony is that in her private practice, she represented the very clients that she would later investigate. She ensured that her SEC staff examined all claims and that the enforcement division investigated and charged anyone who cheated investors.


In 2007, Ms. Morrison moved back to the private sector, as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Hall Capital Partners in San Francisco. Hall Capital is operated exclusively by women and is the most successful investment company in California. Ms. Morrison joined Hall Capital to experience the company’s unique leadership culture but, more importantly, to work at restoring investor confidence in financial markets. The company philosophy is to build multi-class assets in international markets for families and foundations. This seems like a match made in heaven with Ms. Morrison’s clients coming out on top. Helane Morrison continues to work to generate superior income and safe investments for all her clients and it is nice to know that there is someone out there looking out for us.

Read more about Helane Morrison here.