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Barbara Stewart, CFA

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Biography

Barbara Stewart, CFA, is a researcher and author on the issue of women and finance. She recently released the seventh installment of her “Rich Thinking” series of monographs. Previously, Stewart worked as a partner and portfolio manager with Cumberland Private Wealth Management. Stewart is a frequent interview guest on TV, radio, and print, both financial and general interest, as well as a former columnist for Postmedia newspapers in Canada and the Mrs. R website.

Author's Posts
Social Selling: Building Relationships with the Clients of the Future

Advisers need to be using social media, says Barbara Stewart, CFA. Call it social selling. It is not a replacement for traditional, proven selling practices, but in today’s world, you have no choice but to incorporate it into your daily life as an adviser.

Planning for a Non-Retirement

Much of financial planning focuses on retirement. But what if your client isn’t planning to retire? Barbara Stewart, CFA, explores the question.

Women: The Private Investigators of Finance

All advisers are capable of spotting fraud. But based on a couple of recent stories and some interesting statistics, Barbara Stewart, CFA, thinks women may have a head start.

Women and Millennials: What Do They Want?

Knowing our clients is the best way to retain them, especially when it comes to women and millennials, who together represent over 60% of the adult population, says Barbara Stewart, CFA.

Point of No Return: Two Factors Shaping Women and Investing

The global narrative about women and money is changing significantly and for the better. Two major factors have helped to shape this, according to Barbara Stewart, CFA.

The Perfect Storm: Women Need Finance and Finance Needs Women

Regardless of their age, profession, geographic area, or cultural background, smart women deal with money one way or another everyday, reports Barbara Stewart, CFA. Learn more about her latest research, “How Smart Women Are Managing Their Money in 2017.”

Get Smart: Use Gender Intelligent Thinking

The biggest factor in attracting female customers involves building trust, says Barbara Stewart, CFA. To do that, leaders need to understand new forms of technology, customized communication, consumer behavior, and also, privacy.

Off the Fence: Three Tips to Help Women Start Investing

As advisers, our job is not to judge the reasons why our female clients don’t invest — our job is to get them started, says Barbara Stewart, CFA. Why? Because cash is among the lowest performing asset classes over time, and the average female retiree needs to have saved and invested well over $100,000 more than the average man.

The Female Asset Mix: Value Investor or Investor in Values?

Women and men want to invest in causes and concerns that matter to them, says Barbara Stewart, CFA. The big opportunity for the financial industry will be to understand these value preferences and to offer the best advice as to how clients can allocate some of these "value investments" via traditional equity markets.

Know Your Client: Talking to Women about Investing

If we do not understand how women think about investing, our client conversations may be completely wrong and lead to dramatically different portfolio decisions, says Barbara Stewart, CFA.



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