April 6, 2009
Written by Jessica Benham
Deena Katz is an associate professor in the Department of Personal Financial Planning in the College of Human Sciences.
Wealth Manager magazine named a Texas Tech University professor as one of the Top 50 most influential women in the field of wealth management.
Deena Katz, associate professor in the Department of Personal Financial Planning in the College of Human Sciences, made Wealth Manager magazine’s list of 50 women who have the most influence on wealth management.
Katz is partner at the Evensky & Katz wealth management firm, which is located in Coral Gables, Fla. She served as president of the firm for more than 20 years before coming to Texas Tech to teach because she felt it was important to educate the next generation.
Katz said the field of wealth management has historically been dominated by men so it means a lot to be named alongside other top women in the field.
“I was very excited to be named to the list,” Katz said. “This is quite an impressive list with a lot of women I’ve known over the years. And, I feel like I’m in really good company.”
Kate McBride, editor-in-chief of Wealth Manager, said the award is not about who has the most assets under advisement or the largest clients.
“In a profession where women excel even though their numbers are a smaller percentage of the overall population, Wealth Manager looked for the pacesetters, the mentors, the partners, and the most powerful,” McBride said.
Wealth Manager is the leading publication for registered investment advisors, single- and multi-family offices and private wealth advisors serving high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients.
The Division of Personal Financial Planning educates students on the need to focus financial knowledge on families and the achievement of their goals.
The Schwab Technology Complex is part of a $1 million grant to the Personal Financial Planning Division.
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