Laura Harrison  Ward

Laura Harrison Ward

Wealth Manager, First Republic Investment Management
San Francisco

Laura Harrison Ward is a Regional Managing Director and Wealth Manager at First Republic Investment Management. 

Prior to joining First Republic Securities in 2005, Ms. Ward spent 19 years at Smith Barney and its predecessor firms, most recently as a Senior Vice President – Investments. Ms. Ward provides customized tax-efficient investment management strategies to high net worth individuals, hedge funds and investment professionals. Her continued work has led her to recognition in Forbes’ America’s Top Women Advisors1 list in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

Ms. Ward is currently a board member of Safe & Sound. She is also a former board member and past president of the City Youth Now charitable organization in San Francisco.

Ms. Ward graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. In 2015 she completed Wharton’s Executive Development Program, a program designed for business managers with a focus on leadership and strategy. 
 
Wealth Management Experience: Since 1985

1The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience.

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