01 Sep 2008
Perhaps it’s fitting that in this Olympic year, Morgan Stanley’s Kimberley Hatchett (MBA ’91) was named one of the “Top 100 Women Financial Advisers” by Barron’s (June 9, 2008). Of that group, Hatchett was one of five recognized for an ability “to help clients stay calm when volatility strikes.”
In 1984, Hatchett, then a student at the University of Virginia, went to the Olympic trials focused on securing a berth on the team as a 400-meter hurdler or high jumper, with a dream of winning a medal at the Los Angeles Games. But a hamstring injury during the trials forced her to put those aspirations aside. The drive that led her to excel in athletics had to be rechanneled into the private sector, a life change that brought her to HBS and eventually to the top of her chosen field, private-wealth management.
In these days of market turmoil, Hatchett helps her clients keep an even keel by meeting periodically with each one. “I give them a book that I put together especially for them,” she said. “It shows how each manager and the whole account has done; that helps the client feel organized and that everything is under control.”
Class of MBA 1991, Section B