Carolyn P. Taylor
President, Founding PartnerCarolyn@WeatherlyAssetMgt.com
Carolyn P. Taylor, majority owner of the partnership, is personally and professionally committed to providing comprehensive high-quality investment management services to clients of Weatherly Asset Management. With over 39 years of portfolio management experience to high-net-worth individuals and institutional clients, Carolyn offers a wealth of investment expertise to WAM’s clients.
Under Carolyn’s leadership and strategic vision, Weatherly focuses on creating the ideal client experience and improving clients’ world through problem solving, impact and change on their business, family and community. She leads the Weatherly team by design in our industry for focusing on perpetual innovation, technology, mentoring and human capital development.
Carolyn is a founding member of National Advisors Trust Company (NATC), an advisor owned Trust Company with assets of $8.9 billion as of December, 2020. Carolyn provided a decade of service to the San Diego Foundation’s Investment Committee % and was also included in the Fidelity Investments 2017 Executive Panel 32 as a contributor on the “Attracting Women Advisors to Your Firm” article.
Carolyn is an engineer by training, having received her B.S. and B.A. from Stanford University. Her analytical training was initially as an Investment Banker in public finance for Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. in New York. Carolyn managed over $1 billion in assets during her previous experience as a portfolio manager at Neuberger & Berman in New York and, prior to that, at Payden & Rygel Investment Counsel in Los Angeles. In June 1994, Carolyn relinquished responsibilities at Neuberger & Berman to devote her full attention as President and Chief Investment Officer at Weatherly Asset Management, which began managing client funds in December 1994.
Outside of Weatherly, Carolyn can be found spending time with her family, staying active outdoors hiking or taking an ocean swim, or enjoying a glass of wine.
Stanford University, California
B.S. – Industrial Engineering
B.A. – International Relations
Vistage Executive Leadership ProgramG 2/17-12/17 through Stanford Graduate School of Business
Coursework: Strategic Leadership, The Innovation Playbook: Designing Stories for Impact and Designing Organizations for Creativity and Innovation
License(s): Series 65 D
Exams: Series 3 (inactive) and Series 7 (inactive)
Affiliate member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of San Diego B3 B4
San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) # and SDWF Finance Committee w
Emeritus member of the Estate Planning Council of San Diegov
The North County Estate Planning Councilww
Awards and Accomplishments:
Worth Magazine’s Top Financial Advisors List
Year(s): 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 (the last year of the list)
Five-Star Best Personal Wealth Manager Award
Year(s): 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021
“Woman of the Year” for the San Diego Magazine Finalist
Year(s): 2014, 2015, 2016,2017 and 2018, 2021
Barron’s America’s Top 100 Women Advisors
Year(s): 2015, 2020, 2021, and 2022
San Diego Business Journal Women of the Year (F/K/A Women Who Mean Business) Finalist
Year(s): 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022
Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor (Shook Research)
Year(s): 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022
Barron’s Top 1200 Advisors
Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisor (Shook Research)
Year(s): 2020 and 2021, 2022, and 2023
Weatherly’s Accomplishments Under Carolyn’s Leadership:
San Diego Business Journal’s List of Wealth Management Firms
Year(s): 2016 (FY’15), 2017(FY’16), 2018(FY’17), 2019(FY’18), 2020(FY’19)
San Diego Business Journal’s 50 Women of Influence Over 50 – Year(s): 2021, and 2022
Top Wealth Manager (Bloomberg Wealth Manager)
Year(s): 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisors
Year(s): 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Inc. 5000: The Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America
Financial Advisor Magazine RIA Ranking
Year(s): 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022
San Diego Business Journal’s Best Places to Work
RIA Edge 100
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