René Nourse, CFP®
After 25 years as a financial advisor in the corporate world, René Nourse left a major brokerage firm in June of 2012, to launch Urban Wealth Management Group®. Sensing that a shift needed to take place in the preferences of the financial services industry, her intention was to build a platform that focused on strategic financial planning alongside investment management to better serve clients. Also recognizing that Women are often overlooked and underserved in the financial industry, she created the Smart Women/Savvy Money® Club in order to provide a supportive, secure environment where women are encouraged to learn, explore and feel confident about making financial decisions.
A frequent guest speaker on the topic of women, diversity, and inclusion, and financial planning needs for consumers, she has been recognized as a trailblazer and financial expert. Between 2013 and 2019, she was a guest commentator for CNBC’s Closing Bell Report and was selected by Charles Schwab for their national ad campaign beginning in 2019. Between 2019 and 2020, she was the 10th President of the Association of African American Advisors, a national organization dedicated to advancing and supporting African Americans in the financial planning industry.