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Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Launches the Women Financial Advisors Forum

Jul 7, 2009

Blog for Women Interested in Becoming Financial Advisors

New York —

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is pleased to announce that it has launched the Women Financial Advisors Forum (WFAF), a blog for women interested in becoming Financial Advisors at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, an industry-leading wealth management organization with 18,500 global representatives, and more than 1,000 locations around the world.

This online site showcases the opportunities, challenges and advantages of a Financial Advisor career for women.  It was developed to offer women Financial Advisors an opportunity to share insights and ideas about the work they do, the clients they advise, and the work-life balance they seek, and to be a useful source of information for women considering a career as a Financial Advisor.

"We are very pleased to launch the Women Financial Advisors Forum," said Andy Saperstein, Head of Wealth Management.  "We are committed to making Morgan Stanley Smith Barney the firm of choice for the world's best Financial Advisors, and this initiative is part of our efforts to cast a wide net for talent and support women in their careers and professional development."

The site is designed to engage readers on a path from being a visitor to the site to becoming a potential candidate for hire.  It seeks to stimulate an online conversation by encouraging participation and providing a forum for questions and concerns.  Information about the job requirements of a Financial Advisor, how to apply, career development, and a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) section are also included.

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