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Three HighTower Honorees Named to Working Mother's Top Wealth Adviser Moms List

by HighTower on October 13, 2017

CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — HighTower advisors secured 3 spots on Working Mother’s list of Top Wealth Adviser Moms. The list recognizes wealth advisers who are mothers with at least one child living at home and under the age of 18.

“Congratulations to Ruth, Lauren and Michelle on this recognition of their outstanding commitment to their families and their clients,” said Elliot Weissbluth, CEO of HighTower.

The HighTower honorees are:

  • Ruth Berger, RJ Wealth Management at HighTower in New York, N.Y. (number 42)

Ruth brings more than 15 years of industry experience to HighTower and also appeared on Forbes’ “America’s Top Women Advisors 2017” list.

  • Lauren Pearson, HighTower Twickenham, Birmingham, Ala. (number 47)

Lauren brings nearly 10 years of financial services experience to HighTower and specializes in the development of custom, goals-oriented wealth management and investment strategies. She leads HighTower Twickenham’s Birmingham-based multi-family office and assists clients and their families with personal financial planning, charitable gifting strategies, and family governance and education.

  • Michelle Kuzma Kempf, VWG Wealth Management at HighTower, Vienna, Va. (number 182)

Michelle has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry and helps to find the best financial solutions for each individual investor based on their long term goals and predilection to risk.

The Working Mother’s Top Wealth Adviser Moms list is compiled by SHOOK Research LLC. The ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from in-person and telephone interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc. The algorithm also includes quantitative criteria such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms.

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About HighTower

HighTower is reshaping the financial services industry from the inside out. As one of the nation’s largest Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) dedicated to providing advice, not selling a product, we are a relentless champion of the fiduciary standard. We believe that the wealth management industry can and should do a better job of serving the needs of individual investors and their financial advisors. We built HighTower upon a commitment to put our clients’ best interests first. For the 6th consecutive year, HighTower ranks on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America (2012 – 2017). For more information, see and

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