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Michael A. Cole has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Mr. Cole's firm was named the Best Registered Investment Adviser for High Net Worth Clients in 2019

As a recognized visionary in his industry, Michael A. Cole has been featured in cover stores in RIABiz and Bloomberg Markets magazines

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 17, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Michael Cole 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.

The chief executive officer of Cresset Asset Management since 2018, Mr. Cole is distinguished for his expertise in the wealth management industry, as well as more than 30 years of professional experience. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in 1983 and has since built a reputation for himself with a deeply holistic approach to wealth management. Cresset Asset Management provides a new paradigm in family office services through a comprehensive and cost-effective platform. In addition to unique access to private investment opportunities, the company offers clients tailored family office services at a level and access point traditional wealth management firms do not deliver.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Cole garnered a laudable reputation as the president of Ascent Private Capital Management from 2010 to 2018 and the executive vice president and national director of the Wells Fargo Family Wealth Group (rebranded as Abbott Downing) between 2005 and 2010. From 2002 until 2005, he likewise served as the senior vice president and senior regional manager of Wells Fargo, as well as the senior vice president and national sales director of Investment Management & Trust from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Cole also found success as the president and business unit manager of Merrill Lynch's Trust Company between 1995 and 1998. Notably, when Mr. Cole was only 35, Merrill Lynch named him as president of Merrill Lynch Trust after working at the firm for just two years.

Last year at the Private Asset Management Awards, Cresset Asset Management was recognized as the Best Registered Investment Adviser for High Net Worth Clients. In addition, the Family Wealth Report acknowledged Mr. Cole as the 2017 Best Individual Thought Leader for the authoring of his book "More Than Money: A Guide to Sustaining Wealth and Preserving the Family," which was published by Wiley Press and Bloomberg Publishing. As a recognized visionary in his industry, Mr. Cole has been featured in cover stores in RIABiz and Bloomberg Markets magazines

Mr. Cole is a member of the advisory boards for Institutional Investors RIA Institute and the University of South Florida FinTech program. Despite his numerous career achievements, Mr. Cole regards his family including his wife Alicia and his two children Ellie and Daniel as the most important defining accomplishment of his life. He believes that wealth is more than money, and if that is the case then your life is worth more than your career. Looking ahead, Mr. Cole never intends on retiring but rather aims to progress in his career and write two more books.

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