Michelle Katzen, CFP®, CDFA®

Managing Director

Professional Designations
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®

Michelle joined HCR in 2014 and has worked in the financial services industry since 2008. She currently serves as Managing Director and is a member of HCR’s Investment Committee. 


Michelle is a Certified Financial Planner™ who works closely with clients to structure and implement investment strategies that meet their specific needs and goals. She constructs detailed financial plans, including wealth transfer and tax planning, investment management including individual stock and bond portfolios, risk management and a variety of other life planning strategies.


Michelle is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional and specializes in helping clients understand the financial impact of dissolution, including asset overview, tax implications and the changes to prepare for when a divorce is imminent.


Prior to joining HCR, Michelle served as a capital markets specialist and investment consultant at Toyota Financial Services, an interest rate derivatives trader at Union Bank, and a financial advisor at UBS Financial Services.


Michelle graduated from UCLA Anderson School of Management with a Masters in Financial Engineering. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with minors in Business Management and Statistics from Colorado State University. She has completed UCLA’s Personal Financial Planning Program.

I want all the things money can’t buy

Important Career Moment

Being involved in the first ever Green Bond issued by TMCC. Over the last decade ESG has gained significant interest within the investment world and being able to research, create, and issue this bond was very special.

Awards & Causes

Causes: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Professional Awards: LA Business Journal Most Influential Wealth Manager 2019 & 2020
Board Member: RIA Institute, Women in Wealth, Phelps Forward
Member: Vistage

Arts & Entertainment

Podcasts: Masters in Business, How I Built This
Books: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Movies: Old School, any documentary
Shows: Game of Thrones, Homeland

Life Moments

Cycling, volleyball, traveling

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