Press Release: IPI's Charlotte Beyer Announced as Top Woman in Wealth by Advisor One

Charlotte Beyer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute

for Private Investors (IPI), has been named as one of the 3rd Annual 50 Top Women in Wealth by AdvisorOne, the leading online destination for independent advisors, wealth managers and financial planners. The annual list recognizes the 50 most influential, powerful and inspiring women in and around wealth management. An advisory board of noted industry leaders chose the 50 Top Women in Wealth after an extensive process, making their final choices based on the Top 50 Women’s accomplishments, thought leadership and inspiration as role models. The exceptional leaders on this list are responsible for managing and directing hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth, for educating and guiding wealth managers and their clients – both individuals and institutions – and regulating the markets and market participants. After spending 20 years on Wall Street, Beyer was a pioneer in the private wealth management industry when, in 1991, she formed the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), the first membership group for private investors, with the goal to create a more informed consumer of financial services. IPI’s primary focus remains a private membership organization offering independent investor education and an online community for 1,100 ultra high net worth investors representing 17 countries and 40 states in the U.S. Beyer led IPI to become an early-adopter in the social media space, launching in 1998 the first social media site for ultra-high net worth investors. She also established a partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1999 to create the first-ever private wealth management curriculum in the country. In February 2011, IPI was acquired by Campden Media, forming the largest global network of ultra-high net worth families.

“These 50 women are accomplished entrepreneurs, thought leaders, money managers, personal wealth managers of all kinds and partners to those wealth managers. Their accomplishments transcend their gender, while their gender helps inform their personal values to their clients and customers,” said James J. Green, editor of AdvisorOne.com.“Being recognized by AdvisorOne as one of the most influential women in wealth management for the second time is a great honor, and I am thrilled to be included among this esteemed group of women,” Beyer said. “The timing of IPI’s formation coincided with the transformation of the investor-advisor relationship. I am proud that IPI’s membership has been part of that revolution..”

Beyer has received numerous industry honors and awards, including AdvisorOne’s inaugural 50 Top Women in Wealth list in 2009. She was also the third recipient, and first woman, honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Institutional Investor’s annual High-Net-Worth Industry Awards in 2007.

A graduate of Hunter College, Beyer also attended the University of Pennsylvania and the Stern/NYU Graduate School of Business Administration. She is immediate Past President of the Board of Trustees of the Westover School, an all-girls school in Middlebury, Connecticut. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of American Finance, publishes in various trade journals and is on the Advisory Board of Institutional Investor’s

Journal of Wealth Management.

The 50 Top Women will be profiled throughout the month of July on AdvisorOne.com and in the August issues of Investment Advisor and Research magazines, which comprise the Investment Advisor Group of print and online publications at Summit Business Media. View the full list of industry notables and a special report on the top women here.

About the Institute for Private Investors (IPI)

The Institute for Private Investors (IPI) (www.memberlink.net) is a trusted provider of educational and networking resources for ultra high-net-worth investors and operates as an independent U.S. subsidiary of Campden Media. Founded in 1991, IPI provides a safe haven for investors to communicate with each other, and their advisors, about their wealth management approach. IPI offers education and an online network to 1,100 investors and has offices in New York and San Francisco. In 1999, IPI created the nation’s first private wealth management curriculum for principals and continues to collaborate on weeklong programs with The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. An affiliated company, the Investor Education Collaborative, LLC, was formed in 2004 to offer experiential educational formats and online classes.

About Campden Media

Campden Media (www.campden.com), founded in 1987, provides education, news, research, conferences and other networking opportunities to principals of ultra high-net-worth financial and business-owning families, and the family office executives and trusted advisors who serve them. Campden produces global conferences and proprietary research serving the ultra high-networth, multigenerational family community, as well as Campden FO (Family Office) and Campden FB (Family Business), two market-leading magazines and websites that inform this highly targeted audience. Campden Media is a global business with offices in London, New York and Singapore.

About AdvisorOne.com

AdvisorOne.com is the leading objective source of news, analysis, data and tools for independent advisors and wealth managers and independent-minded advisors. AdvisorOne.com is the flagship online publication of Summit Business Media’s Investment Advisory Group, which includes Investment Advisor and Research magazines, both in their fourth decades of providing independent news and analysis to advisors in a monthly print format, and AdvisorBiz.com.