Helane Morrison has had a long lasting career in the State of California in the finance world. She has worked on both sides of the coin. She is also highly educated. She obtained a degree in Journalism from Northwestern and a J.D. from University of California at Berkley before starting her career. Morrison started out working as a defense lawyer that worked defending people that were being sued by Securities Exchange Commission. After that, she made a completely switch in her career.
Morrison’s next job landed her with a position working for the SEC itself. She started out as a District Administrator for the SEC in their San Francisco office. Her vast knowledge, unyielding work ethic, and commitment to ethics overall when it came to finance got her the job as Regional Director for the entire Pacific Northwest at the SEC. During her time in this position she investigated and oversaw many cases that the SEC brought against fraudulent traders, lenders, and investors. She worked for the SEC from 1999-2007. She was also Head of Enforcement for 3 years during this period.
In 2007, the other shoe finally dropped when it came to the housing market. Morrison saw a decline in the trust level that the general public had with investment professionals. Thieving and conniving lenders and investors had propped up the housing market on bad loans. These loans failed and the housing market collapsed. This caused the public to look at the bankers as untrustworthy. Morrison saw this problem and began working with Hall Capital Group in the private sector in an effort to help restore the general public’s faith in the market.
One of the primary reasons that she chose Hall Capital is that the San Francisco-based investment firm is run completely by women. This investment company is also one of the most successful financial groups in the entire state of California. Her long career working in financial regulations gives her clients the peace of mind that comes with knowing that they are working with someone that will work in their best interests while still staying within the rules.
Morrison is one of the most successful people working in the Northern California Financial Sector over the last 30 years. She has built a long career off of enforcing the laws surrounding finance that help keep the playing field fair for everyone involved. She has also taken this knowledge into the private sector to help revive the attitude towards investing that the everyday person has towards the financial industry in California.