ETF and ETP sponsor and asset manager WisdomTree Investments has appointed Chris Gardner, author of “The Pursuit of Happyness,” as a Senior Advisor to the firm.
Gardner’s bestselling memoir was the basis for the major motion picture starring Will Smith, which debuted in 2006.
“WisdomTree is committed to bringing the very best industry experts and practice management resources to advisors on topics that matter most. In addition to having an inspirational personal and professional story, Chris has deep expertise in what it takes to become a successful financial advisor and business owner. He will be working closely with advisors, helping them to build and deepen new and existing relationships with their clients. We are thrilled to have Chris join us,” says Kurt MacAlpine, WisdomTree Executive Vice President and Global Head of Distribution.
Gardner adds: “I am truly looking forward to this new role as Senior Advisor to WisdomTree. WisdomTree’s entrepreneurial culture and focus on delivering the best client experience, as well as their desire to overachieve, are aligned with my values and past experiences, making this advisory role a great fit for me.”
WisdomTree’s team of senior advisors play an integral role within WisdomTree’s award-winning Advisor Solutions program and consists of distinguished academics and respected industry experts on a wide array of topics including retirement planning, behavioural finance, and organisational effectiveness. As a Senior Advisor to the firm, it is anticipated that Gardner will be featured as a keynote speaker at advisor and investor events, and will provide thought leadership through white papers, webinars and conference calls, with a goal of empowering advisors to scale and grow their businesses.