Helane Morrison is one of the leaders of Hall Capital, one of the most successful and largest money managers in the Bay Area. Their assets have reached $24 billion. The investment firm that is located in San Francisco, was founded in 1994. The firm is managing some money for some of the most successful families in Bay Area.
Morrison, along with Kathryn Hall and Sarah Stein, are the leading women in Hall Capital. Hall thinks that when the CEO of a company is a woman, and when there are other women at high levels as well, the company becomes an attractive workplace for women. Female leadership in financial companies is very rare, even though there are quite a lot of women in business schools.
Morrison joined the firm in 2007. Before that, she was the head of the SEC (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) in San Francisco Office from 1999 to 2007. She was the representation of SEC in business, financial and legal communities. Prior to that, she worked at Howard, a San Francisco law firm, as well as Falk & Rabkin, Canady, Nemerovski and Rice from 1986 to 1996. She is a member of the Board of the Regional Parks Foundation as well as the Hedge Fund Subcommittee of American Bar Association
The three leaders of Hall Capital stated that the benefit package of the firm includes paternity and maternity leave, as well as workplace flexibility to accommodate their workers’ commitments to be met. As an addition, the firm encourages its employees to be engaged in outside activities. This is because Hall believes that people can do their jobs better when they are more engaged to activities outside the company. Hall Capital also has a zero-tolerance for anything less than complete integrity in the business world and refuses to align themselves who does not uphold these high, but very attainable ideals.
The Firm’s Condition
Under the leadership of Morrison and the other two women, the firm won foundations and endowments as clients because these investors decided to let other professionals to manage their money after the financial crisis in 2008. Now, about 20 percent of the firm is focused on endowments and foundations.
Even though female leadership is rare, there are some successful firms that are led by female such as the Hall Capital. As one of the leaders, Morrison offers a great and professional leadership. Under the leadership of these amazing women, Hall Capital will continue to improve while offering the best financial services.