CHICAGO, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HighTower establishes its 14th West Coast practice with the addition of Murray Wealth Management in Seattle. Managing Director and Partner Michelle Murray leads the team, which manages $200 million in assets and specializes in investment consulting, wealth management, financial planning and retirement planning.
"Michelle's expertise, professionalism and dedication to her clients make her a natural fit for HighTower," said Michael Parker, National Director of Enterprise Development at HighTower. "She joins an exclusive group of advisors that includes some of the most accomplished women in the financial services profession."
Ms. Murray began her career in financial services in 1989 with Shearson Lehman/Smith Barney, advancing to Senior Vice President status. In 1996, she moved from Los Angeles to Seattle, where she focused on wealth management for families and businesses. She next joined UBS in 2004, where she continued her practice and also served in branch management. She has achieved numerous industry honors including council memberships at Smith Barney and UBS.
"HighTower's elite community, collaborative culture and commitment to clients' best interests firmly established it as the ideal place for both me and my clients to grow and prosper," said Ms. Murray. "As an advisor, I maintain a close partnership with each client. Leveraging HighTower's extensive resources and collective wisdom will enable me to strengthen those partnerships and tailor financial solutions to meet my clients' individual needs and goals."
Ms. Murray's practice is the eighth to transition to HighTower in 2015.
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