René Nourse, CFP®
After 25 years as a financial advisor in the corporate world, René Nourse left Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in June of 2012, to launch Urban Wealth Management Group. Sensing that a shift was taking place in the industry, her intention was to build a platform that focused on strategic financial planning alongside investment management to better serve clients. Also recognizing that women face unique and complex financial challenges, the Smart Women/Savvy Money Club was formed in order to provide a supportive, secure environment where women are encouraged to learn, explore and feel confident about making financial decisions.
A frequent guest speaker and contributor on the topic of women and finance, she has been recognized as a trailblazer and financial expert. Since 2013, she has been a guest commentator for CNBC’s Closing Bell Report, she was one of twenty awardees for InvestmentNews' Women to Watch in 2017, a recipient of the Five Star Wealth Manager award since 2014, recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of LA’s Most Influential Wealth Managers in 2018, and inducted into the Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry in November of 2019. In addition, she is the 10th President of the Association of African American Advisors, a national organization dedicated to advancing and supporting African Americans in the financial planning industry.