Past Event

Virtual Career Insights Panel: The Wealth Management Industry

October 26, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online Event

Join Columbia University’s Master of Professional Studies in Wealth Management program on October 26th at 4pm ET for an interactive panel discussion with three industry-leading wealth management professionals about the industry’s ecosystem. Our panelists will provide unique insights and practical context from their experiences at three channels in the wealth management industry, including Registered Investment Advisors, Brokerage Firms, and Private Banks. This event is offered exclusively for members of the Columbia University community including students, alumni, faculty, and staff.


  • Christian Habitz (Former Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Wealth Management)
  • John McGuiness (Former Managing Director at Citi Bank)
  • Gary Sica (Former President at KLS Professional Advisors)

Moderated by: Bill Woodson, Lecturer for Columbia University’s Master of Professional Studies in Wealth Management program and Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth Advisory and Family Office Services, Boston Private

Following the conversation, the event will be opened for a question and answer period, where attendees can ask questions directly.

Topics of Discussion Include:

1. Unique characteristics of the three main wealth management platforms

2. Career insights regarding culture, compensation, support, and training

3. Evolving trends across the industry and within each platform

This event is brought to you by Columbia University’s Master of Professional Studies in Wealth Management program. Uniquely designed to educate working professionals, this 16-month, part-time online program prepares experienced and aspiring wealth management professionals to meet the disruptive challenges of today’s industry. The innovative and rigorous curriculum connects advanced theory with practical applications through problem-based learning while providing students with the educational requirements for the CFP® certification.


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