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René Nourse has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

A trailblazer in her industry, Ms. Nourse is the founder and chief executive officer of Urban Wealth Management

René Nourse has been a guest commentator on CNBC's "Closing Bell" since 2013.

    EL SEGUNDO, CA, November 19, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- René Nourse has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Having excelled as a financial advisor in the corporate world for 25 years, Ms. Nourse decided to establish her own company after noticing a shift taking place within her industry. Since 2012, she has found success as the founder, the chief executive officer and a financial planning professional of Urban Wealth Management. Based out of El Segundo, California, Urban Wealth Management aims to create a platform that focuses on strategic financial planning alongside investment management to better serve clients. The aforementioned firm's primary focus is financial planning, which drives how an individual's assets are managed.

Prior to spearheading her company, Ms. Nourse worked as a financial advisor at Dean Witter Reynolds from 1986 to 1993, and Prudential Securities from 1993 to 2000. Subsequently, she flourished as the vice president of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC from 2000 to 2012. A certified financial planner since 2003, Ms. Nourse previously obtained a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Oberlin College in 1976.

A frequent guest speaker and contributor on women and finance, Ms. Nourse has been recognized as a trailblazer by others in her field. A guest commentator on CNBC's "Closing Bell" since 2013 and selected to be in a national ad campaign for Dean Witter in 1991, she is a member of AdviseHers, the Financial Planning Association and the EmpowHer Institute, for which she has been further active as an advisory board member since 2014. Moreover, Ms. Nourse has served as the president of the board of directors with the Association of African American Financial Advisors, a national organization dedicated to advancing and supporting African Americans in the financial planning industry, in 2019.

Ms. Nourse attributes her success to her support system, having had excellent mentors that have proven to be key in the industry for women, and especially for people of color. She also credits her hard work and relentless approach in the pursuit of her goals. Ms. Nourse's understanding of human psychology has also played a major role in forming relationships and trust for clients to work with her.

Ms. Nourse's fascination for her industry came with understanding the role of a stockbroker. Realizing that you can learn to invest money and make a living without having to do physical labor, she became intrigued and began booking many public speaking events and, later, enrolling people into retirement plans. The field has also allowed her to utilize her degree in psychology, as it became useful when dealing with her investors.

Designated a Five Star Wealth Manager since 2014, Ms. Nourse was recognized among Investment News's Women to Watch in 2017. She was additionally honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of Los Angeles' Most Influential Wealth Managers in 2018. Looking toward the future, Ms. Nourse plans to continue to expand her business and to build a team of all-women financial planners.

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