Jennifer Hatch, CFP®
Jen has accumulated over 25 years of experience on Wall Street. She began her investment career at the venerable powerhouses of JP Morgan and then Bear Stearns where she specialized in advising institutional investors of high-yield bonds and later equities.
In 1997, she purchased Christopher Street Financial (CSF) from the estate of the firm's founder. CSF, established in 1981, is a full-service investment firm focused on life and wealth management for the lesbian, gay and supportive community. In addition to developing solutions to the financial dilemmas of individuals and same-sex couples as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CFP™, Jen manages a team of professionals who provide tax, estate, and financial planning to the firm's clients.
Jen has a B.A. with Honors in Political Science from the State University of New York at Purchase where she graduated first in her class.
Jen has received recognition and honors from numerous organizations, including:
- Out Magazine's OUT 100 identifying "the year's most influential, important and interesting people"
- Manhattan Borough President's Proclamation for being a "visionary leader in the campaign to build and demonstrate LGBT economic power and entrepreneurial savvy"
- SAGE Award for her community service from SAGE USA (Services and Advocacy for Gay and Lesbian Elders) for her "pioneering work helping same-sex couples navigate the legal and tax world"
- Stonewall Community Foundation "Women of 2008" Award for Community Action and Leadership.
Jen and her life partner of sixteen years, Susanne Smith, share a home in Nyack, NY, a small, diverse community on the Hudson River, north of Manhattan.