Hall Capital is one of the largest money managers in the Bay Area; it currently oversees assets worth $24 billion. Since it was founded in 1994, the company has witnessed tremendous growth, thanks to steady leadership and motivated staff. The current company CEO is Kathryn Hall. She is one of the top three women at the helm of the company. The others are Sara Stein, the President and Helane Morrison the MD. Hall Capital list of clients include some of the most successful business families in the San Francisco, Bay Area such as the son of GAP founder John Fisher and the late Warren Hellman, the founder of Hellman & Friedman. In recent years, Hall Capital has witnessed steady growth in its endowments and foundations business. This development is largely attributed to the effects of the 2008 financial crisis.
Soon after the 2008 crisis, many investors found it safer to have asset management entities to look over their investments. In terms of management, Hall Capital strongly encourages independent perspectives. The company has managed to achieved this goal by undertaking diverse staff recruitment bereft of gender bias. According to the company CEO, Kathryn Hall the focus on divergent staff coupled by the existing good work environment is designed to benefit all workers equally. For instance, the company benefits package includes maternity and paternity leaves as well as workplace flexibility that incorporates the needs of family and work. To ensure business integrity, accountability and regulatory compliance, Hall Capital has assigned 20 highly skilled individuals to its research department out of a strong workforce of 130 staffers in the company.
Prior to joining Hall Capital in 2007, Helane Morrison had already built her impressive resume. According to HallCapital.com, Morrison previously served as a legal expert at the Securities and Exchange Commission and as a reporter in South Florida. Between 1986 and 1996, she was a practicing lawyer at the San Francisco based Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. Her area of focus was business litigation and defense of private securities dealings and SEC issues. Helane is also a board member of the Regional Parks Foundation and the Hedge Fund Subcommittee of the American Bar Association. She continuous to speak on issues involving investment advisers and private funds with focus on legal and compliance aspects. Scroll through the Google Book below to see some of her work in detail.
Morrison graduated from Northwestern University with a BSc in Journalism. She obtained her J.D at the University of California in Berkley.