Showing posts from August, 2013

Congratulations to the Siegel Team

For the second consecutive year, The Siegel Team was recently selected by The Houston Business Journal and NABCAP (National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices) as one of Houston’s Top Wealth Managers for 2013.

The primary focus of NABCAP is to serve the needs of the investing public by helping to identify top wealth managers. NABCAP is an unaffiliated, nonprofit organization based in Colorado with a presence in 35 U.S. markets. NABCAP attempts to identify top advisors regardless of a firm’s size or affiliation. The practices were selected for this list in a multi-step process intended to maintain integrity and objectivity. Each participating advisory practice is evaluated on the following 20 categories of practice management in no weighted order:

Financial planning

Technology and software

Investment planning




Practice management


Business Luncheon - August 2013

Last week, the best selling author, Ashley Merryman, spoke about gender differences in competitiveness along with speaking up and taking chances at the GHWCC Business Luncheon.

Texas A&M political science professor Sarah Fulton has found that female political candidates are equally as qualified, just as good at fundraising, and just as likely to be elected as their male counterparts. But still women make up only 18% of Congress. (As huge a disparity as that is – it's better than what you'd see in most boardrooms: women run only about 4% of venture-capital funded companies.)
The question is why? Some of it, according to Fulton, is due to the fact that ambitious men jump into elections because they want to. Ambitious women only run if they think they're going to win. Fulton's not the only researcher who has found this: study after study have found that, on average, women are much more concerned with the likelihood of winning than the men. Indeed, women are good at calc…

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