Laura Harrison Ward

Laura Harrison Ward

Wealth Manager, First Republic Investment Management
San Francisco
Industry Accolades
  • Top Women Wealth Advisors
    Forbes, 2017-2019, 2022
  • Top Women Wealth Advisors
    Barron’s, 2014, 2015, 2022
  • Top Advisor Rankings by State
    Forbes, 2018-2022
  • Top Advisor Rankings by State
    Barron’s, 2015, 2018
  • America’s Top Wealth Advisors
    Barron’s, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2021
  • Top Women Wealth Advisors
    Financial Times, 2014

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Laura Harrison Ward

Wealth Manager, First Republic Investment Management
San Francisco
  • Wealth Management Experience Since 1985
    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, investment professionals, and non-profits. Her continued work has led her to recognition in Forbes’ America’s Top Women Advisors list in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2022. She added to her accolades as a Forbes Top Advisor by State in 2018-2022 and as a Barron’s Top 1200 Advisors for 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2021.
  • Community Involvement
    Ms. Ward is formally a board member and co-chair of Safe & Sound. She is also a former board member and past president of the City Youth Now charitable organization in San Francisco.
  • Education
    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.
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