Hall Capital, founded in 1994, is lauded as one of the largest and most successful money management firms in the Bay Area. With $24 billion in assets, the company is headed up by some of the most respected women in the field. Hall says the firm offers accountability, integrity and regulatory compliance for its clients. The company is headed up by Kathryn Hall, who is also co-chief investment officer, President Sarah Stein, and managing director and general counsel and chief compliance officer, Helane Morrison.
The San Francisco investment firm, founded in 1994, manages the bank accounts of some of the most successful families in the Bay area, including John Fisher, son of the founder of Gap.
Stein said that female leadership is rare in financial services, but the fact that a woman is at the helm of such a great company is impressive and draws in some clients who trust the reputation and abilities and careers of the women.
Morrison joined the firm five years ago after a legal career at the Securities and Exchange Commission and worked prior to that for a daily newspaper in South Florida. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Morrison was head of enforcement for the San Francisco SEC office. While there she represented the SEC in business, legal, and matters of financial concern.
Morrison practiced law for a decade at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin from 1986 to 1996 where she was named a partner in 1991. She also served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun and Hon. Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Hall says Hall Capital’s benefit package makes it a desirable place to work. The firm includes maternity and paternity leave. The workplace is flexible and family commitments can be met with little guilt or difficulty. Hall Capital also encourages employees to be engaged in outside activities including church and community. Incentives and behaviors that reinforce the firms values are another reason Hall says the firm has enjoyed such success in the workplace.