Helane Morrison is one of the most respected individuals when it comes to the financial market in Norther California. You could even say that this notion extends throughout the entire state of California and even the entire Pacific Northwest. She has a career that has spanned 3 decades in which she has worked in just about every capacity available in the financial industry. She is certainly one of the most educated and experienced professionals in the financial industry on the West Coast.
She started out her career by getting a degree in Journalism in Northwestern and law degree from UC Berkley. She used the skills that she had obtained from her Journalism degree to learn how to dig up information that she used in cases regarding SEC regulations on both sides of the aisle. Her law degree led to her first job in San Francisco.
Her first job was as a defense attorney in San Francisco where she worked to defend citizens that were being sued by the SEC for regulatory concerns. She worked in defense from the mid-80s all the way into the early-1990s. In the early 90s, the SEC had taken enough notice of her vast knowledge of SEC regulations and laws that they decided to hire her. This started the next chapter of her career.
The 90s saw her climbing the ranks of the SEC office is San Francisco. This SEC headquarters in San Francisco are in charge of regulating the State of California and 5 other states in the Pacific Northwest. Morrison started out as Director of Administration and later worked her way all the way up to being the Regional Director of the office overseeing compliance with SEC regulations. Her shrewd sense and commitment to the law made her very successful in this role.
The housing market collapse of 2007 led to her leaving the SEC to work in the private sector. She started working at Hall Capital Partners LLC, an investment group based in San Francisco. The firm is completely run by women and is one of the most successful investment firms in California. As of today. Morrison is the Managing Director at the firm. She is also the Chief Compliance Officer.
Her goal in this capacity is to regain the trust of investors after the housing crisis. Many of them had lost confidence after the questionable lending practices of mortgage bankers in the 2000s. Her clients can benefit from her years of experience and trustworthy actions in her 3-decade-long career.