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Helane Morrison Proves Gender is a Non-issue in the Male Dominated Compliance Sector

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Today, as markets continue to become more liberalized and free from government control, the role of compliance officers only gets more important. According to me, compliance officers need to be empowered to be able to adequately keep order and ensure ethical business practices. As I look at the wonderful work done by compliance officer Helane Morrison at the San Francisco based SEC, I cannot help but feel awed by the true power of a woman.

Need for Ethical Compliance Officers

After the 2007/2008 economic recession that was caused by unregulated markets driven by selfish interests, my appreciation for strict officers like Morrison grew tenfold. The talented lawyer accepted a position at the SEC after she was plucked from private practice. Her unique background in law and journalism allowed her to investigate and prosecute unscrupulous individuals guilty of fraud and other malpractices.

In addition, she had previously defended individuals accused of various malpractices by the SEC. This gave her enough experience and qualification to take on the role of regulation and compliance. She was able to bring down executives from major conglomerates like NextCard Inc, Google, HBO and Hewllet Packard. She also protected senior citizens from fraudulent activities, fought against market manipulation as well as insider trading.

At Hall Capital Partners, Morrison is currently the company’s Chief Compliance Officer and runs a team of highly professional individuals. Furthermore, she sits on several boards most notably Regional Parks Foundation.

About Helane Morrison

Helane Morrison is widely seen as the beacon of hope for strong women everywhere. Today we surely need women of character and strict ethics who can challenge men in their own fields. Helane Morrison is a respected lawyer working for Hall Capital Partners LLC. She is a senior counsel, Managing Director and the Chief Compliance Officer for the privately held firm. Prior to joining Hall Capital Partners, Morrison was the Regional Director of the United States SEC office in San Francisco.

Morrison holds degrees in Journalism and Law from Northwestern University and Berkeley School of Law respectively. After law school, she secured a law clerk job for judges Richard A. Posner (Appellate Judge) and Harry A. Blackmun (Supreme Court). In 1986, she joined a law firm from San Francisco called Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. In 1991, her position at the firm was elevated to partner. She stayed at the firm until 1996 when she joined the SEC in San Francisco as its Head of Enforcement.

Skout Growing More and More

Monday, March 16th, 2015

I was sick and tired of the dating scene, and I really wanted to try something new. I was told about a website, which allowed people to meet other people, from anywhere in the world, so I was interested. I joined the website when I was sitting at my PC, and I decided that I would create a great profile. I added several pictures of myself, in an effort to allow others to really get to know me, and see what I look like. I thought to even add a few sexy pictures of myself, just in case I found a good looking guy.

I created my profile in a matter of minutes, and I was ready to start searching the website. I decided that I would buy some Skout points, because I could use them to purchase some features that the website had to offer. The website offers different ways to contact people, and I can also send greeting to others, in case I’m looking to be friendly. I also am able to find out if someone else has added me as a favorite, so I can really see who likes me, and who doesn’t like me.

I decided to use my Skout points, in order to check on someone else’s favorites list, after I had met a guy that really drew my interest. I did a specific search on the website, and I was trying to find a guy that might interest me. I found a great guy, he looks good, and we ended up having a lot in common, but he’s in another country. I didn’t realize that Skout is available in over 180 countries, and I just so happen to find someone all the way in Australia. I guess I was ignorant to think that I was speaking with somebody in the USA.

I didn’t let the accidental love connection get me down, instead, I decided that I would speak to this person, and try to see what could become of the relationship. I would speak with him first thing in the morning when I got up, because we were in different time zones. Even before I went to sleep at night, he made sure to contact me, just to let me know he was thinking of me. Skout has been so beneficial to my love life, and I think I’m going to meet this guy in person one day.

Vintage Fine Wines, The Antique Wine Company

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

The Antique Wine Company is based in London and is one of the better known wine merchants in the world. The company was founded by Stephens Williams in 1982 and has grown as one of the larger merchants, with over twenty thousand clients. It carries exceptionally fine wines that are sold for over a million pounds. Most of the wine inventory includes very rare fine wines that are exceptional and difficult to find.

The AWC carries some of the world’s finest vintages in its cellars, and it is recognized as a fine wine collector. Its management hosts popular fine wine events and offers a range of consumer services, including serving as a source of rare wines that can not be found elsewhere. The company offers private wine master classes that may be entered by a public client participant. It offers a cellar planning service that helps its clients set up an appropriate wine cellar facility for any wines that are purchased through the Antique Wine Company.

The wine merchant has several offers that are not found with a mainstream wine merchant company. The Antique Wine Company offer a Grand Chateau Series that is presented to the public in conjunction with a cabinet maker Viscount David Linley. This Chateau series of wines includes its own handcrafted wine cabinet. Each handcrafted cabinet is an architectural model of the top nine chateaus in the Bordeaux series, and each contains eighteen bottles from a corresponding estate produced during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

A Chateau d’Yquem is one model of wine that is accompanied by a collection from the Chateau d’Yquem vintages. Another collection that is offered includes several letters and memorabilia from the Chateau archives. Each of these wine collections are rare and include exquisite wines that can not be found elsewhere.

A world record wine came from The Antique Wine Company. This wine is the most valuable bottle of white wine ever sold. This white wine was a bottle from the 1811 Chateau d’Yquem collection of rare wines. The exceptional wine bottle is now on display at the restaurant owned by its buyer. A Hospices de Beaune lot of wines was bought at an auction in France and was a part of a wine collection presented by the famous wine merchant The Antique Wine Company. The company offers rare wine sourcing services that no other modern wine merchant has available.