A Life Worth Admiring

You can’t keep a determined woman down; if she believes she can do she will get it done. That’s why you should never underestimate the strength and the power of a woman. Who would have thought an Asian girl born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sri Lankan parents would become one of the world’s top investors and philanthropist? Malini Saba is that Asian girl who pulled herself up by her own bootstraps and has, as a result of that effort, become one of the world’s most powerful business women on a national and international scale.


Malini Saba is a woman whose life has impacted the world of business and investments. She is Chairman of Saban, a worldwide investment company whose varied interest include technology companies in the United States, oil and gas properties in China, and real estate in Australia and India. Ms. Saba’s passion, however, is philanthropy especially when it involves women. In 2001 she founded “Stree Global Investments in Woman the first of many initiatives focused on changing the way poor and at risk woman and children look at themselves and their roles in society. “Stree” provided women with a way to access healthcare, get legal empowerment, and provide a grassroots movement to connect with public policy in third world countries in Africa, Central America, India, and Eastern Europe. This shows that this is a woman who is not self-serving; as she is elevated she works to elevate others.


Ms. Saba is not the kind of woman who accepts “No” as an answer, nor does she believe in impossibilities. Her story is that she early in her career was a gate crasher. Wherever investment bankers met, she found a way to be there too. She talked with them, sought, received, and utilized their advice. It wasn’t always easy. Many times she was taken advantage of by corrupt individuals who felt there was no place in the investment world for her. Their actions and attitudes caused her to lose time and money, but she never lost faith and confidence in herself.


Malini Saba is an exceptional person. She started a career in the 90’s that has not only been successful, but also made her tremendously wealthy. Not once did she turn away from those less fortunate. She extended her hand and made an effort to pull them up where they belong. Her life is one that is worth imitating.

Hall Capital: Creating and Fostering Integrity with Helane Morrison

The Many Roles of Helane Morrison
Helane Morrison has several vital roles within Hall Capital. She holds the following positions at this distinguished firm. This includes:
* Chief Compliance Officer
* General Counsel
* Managing Director
She is a valued member of the Executive Committee. Morrison is an experienced and valuable member of this firm. Helane previously was the head of the San Francisco Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She was head of this before she had joined the firm.

Diversity Begins at the Top
Hall capital is a successful and large money manager in the entire Bay Area. They have approximately 24 billion dollars in assets. The strong returns are at the core of the overall success. The diversity at the top is attracting high quality and this fosters a culture of integrity. This is diversity that starts at the top. This is a mixture of:
* gender
* backgrounds
* education
Kathryn Hall is the CEO of this firm, she holds the belief that the diversity is essential. Making money for her clients is the outcome of this mixture. Hall Capital is led by the following:
* Helane Morrison
* Kathryn Hall
* Sarah Stein
This San Francisco investment firm was founded in the year 1994. This firm takes pride in managing money for some of the most successful families in the Bay area. They have managed money for Warren Hellman. He is the late founder of Hellman & Friedman. This firm has also works with John Fisher. He is the son of the Gap Founder. He is an observer on Hall Capital’s board. His role includes managing wealth and he is an observer on the board of Hall Capital.

Helane Morrison on Compliance and Legal Issues
Helane Morrison has periodically spoken on the following subjects:
* legal issues
* compliance
These topics involve and affect investment advisers along with private funds. Morrison is a member of the Board of the Regional Parks Foundation and Hedge Fund Subcommittee. She obtained her education from the University of California at Berkley. This is at School of Law. She also attended Northwestern University. She is greatly informed of both compliance and legal issues.