Only special type of people are able to uphold high morals in term of ethics and integrity throughout their lifetime. It is an obvious fact that everyone wants to do what is right, but not everyone possesses the robust character to keep self as well as those around them on the intended path.
Helane Morrison is that one kind of a special person. Since her beginnings as a journalist to her time as a civil servant, Morrison has put all her efforts to curb corruption and protect those likely to be vulnerable. Determined, powerful and remarkably influential, she continues making impact on the industry, and for more than three decades now Helane Morrison still going strong. This has made her to be recognized as vital player in the current industry.
At the start of the global economic crunch in 2007, most individuals throughout the country were in a panic mode as those institutions that they had relied upon were crumbling around them. As banks turned to the government for bailouts and unemployment skyrocketed, important questions needed answers. Answers had not being provided for too long for questions such as; who to trust? What’s the source of my money? How safe are my investments? and so on.
The 2007/2008 economic crisis did not only send the America’s economy into a tailspin, but it also effectively exposed unethical behavior. Apparently, every stone that got unturned revealed falsified records, underhanded records and fraud. This was concrete proof of the level of corruption and how it had remained unchecked for long. The crunch continued leading to the obvious; collapse of the stock markets, foreclosure of homes, soaring unemployment and loss of faith in banks, Wall Street and corporations. People started feeling more confident storing their money under their pillows than in banks. Stocks were swiftly liquated to gold as individuals lost faith in institutions they relied on.
Ms. Morrison played an important role in cleaning all these messes by exposing corrupt deals and cartels. Morrison currently serves as the Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officers and the General Counsel of the Hall Capital Partners LLC. Before joining the firm, she headed San Francisco Office of US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Helane Morrison serves as a board member of Regional Parks Foundation. She also acts as a member at the Hedge Fund Subcommittee of American Bar Association. Morrison is a periodic speaker on topics of legal and compliance issues that affect private funds and investment advisers.