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Women's History Month Spotlight: Rosemary McFadden

Posted by Kimberly Wynne on 3/15/19 9:00 AM

As we are in the midst of Women’s History month, today we are taking a look at Rosemary McFadden, the first female president of any stock or futures exchange in the United States.

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Topics: women's history month, women in finance, women

Built Into Our Systems: Levering Technology for Sustainability

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 3/11/19 11:07 AM

At Vanderbilt Financial Group, we've made a name for ourselves in the industry as "The Sustainable Broker Dealer", one of a very few that is dedicated to making a positive impact on the world. We've built into our systems to leverage technology in an effort to make Vanderbilt a more impactful company and increase our sustainability efforts, whether that's through our solar panels and state-of-the-art utility systems in our LEED Certified Platinum Headquarters in Long Island or through the online, cloud based management systems our advisors employ in their practice everyday. 

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Topics: Financial Technology, Business Building, sustainability

The State of Women Entrepreneurs on #IWD2019

Posted by Jeso O'Neill, Director of Communications on 3/8/19 3:43 PM

Today, March 8, marks the unofficial 110th celebration of International Women's Day. This day is not only a celebratory day, it's also a reminder of the work that's still left to do in gaining gender parity. While there are a million people and subjects we could've highlighted on this day, we decided to stay true to the Vanderbilt way of highlighting and celebrating the women entrepreneurs in our lives and the overall contribution they're making to our global economy. 

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Topics: Business Building, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Women Entrepreneurs

The Advisor Spotlight with Neil Frankel: Alleviating Client's Money Based Fears

Posted by VBLT Marketing on 2/22/19 1:39 PM

 

Editor’s Note: Each month Vanderbilt Financial Group features an advisor in the Vanderbilt family who exhibits the VFG values of Gratitude, Respect, Innovation, Teamwork and Trust on a consistent basis. These values impact their work with clients and VFG staff, and ultimately pushes for an excellence in their business practices that is unparalleled and incredibly unique. Beyond high-level producers, these advisors offer sage advice and best practices for boosting your business on your terms according to your values. Our first Advisor Spotlight features Neil Frankel.

Give us a little information on your background and what drove you into the financial services industry.

At age 10 I started a paper route and shortly thereafter my entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and I subsequently started a bagel delivery route within my apartment building. I loved the idea of bringing smiles to my neighbors in the form of warm bagels on a Sunday morning. Shortly around that time I started reading the papers and discussing the stock market with my father and eventually began investing my hard earned money in the equity markets. In High School and then later at Hofstra University I began to love mathematics. This propensity to comprehend and enjoy math and accounting while in college is what drove me to declare my major in Accounting and a minor in Finance. I am happy to report that this venture has been a wonderful experience.

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Topics: The Advisor Spotlight

Black History Month: The Godfather of Exchange-Traded Funds

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Topics: Black History Month, ETFs

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