Deena Katz and husband Harold Evensky Michael Finke Caleb Brown

Red Raiders Named to Prestigious Financial Advising

Three professors and one alumnus named IA 25 most influential people in financial advisory industry.

Texas Tech University’s Department of Personal Financial Planning (PFP) in the College of Human Sciences features three faculty members and one alumnus who were all named to the IA 25, a list of the most influential people in and around the financial advising industry. The list was published in the May 2014 issue of Investment Advisor.

Included on the list were Professors Harold Evensky, Deena Katz and Michael Finke as well as Caleb Brown, member of the Board of Directors for FPA Dallas-Fort Worth and a Texas Tech alumnus.

“Texas Tech has long been a leader in financial planning education and applied research,” said Vickie Hampton, chair of the PFP Department. “Our PFP faculty is committed to working with practitioners and academics across the nation to build the financial planning profession so that it can better serve the public. I am honored to work with these three faculty members who have been recognized as leaders in the profession and to have one of our own graduates also in this esteemed group.”

Individuals chosen for the list, which includes Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and NextGen Founder Michael Kitces, were selected based on their influence in the past and for the likelihood they will influence the markets, how advisors invest and plan retirement for clients, and who will affect the regulatory and legislative environment in which advisors operate.