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Opportunity Austin welcomes wealth management firm to Austin

Posted By Greater Austin Chamber | Feb 14, 2019
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AUSTIN, Texas—Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber's five-county economic development initiative, announced wealth management firm Aspiriant has opened an office in Austin.

“Aspiriant’s expertise and forward-thinking model in wealth management further emphasize the Austin region’s attractiveness for financial services firms," said Opportunity Austin SVP of Economic Development Charisse Bodisch. "We are thrilled to have Aspiriant in our community and look forward to its continued growth and participation in our region’s prosperity.”

Opening an office in Austin aligns with Aspiriant’s strategic plan to expand into Texas and other key markets across the country. The company evaluated many possible locations across the country on dimensions including cost of labor; cost of facilities; availability of local talent; ease of travel; weather; time zones; local economy; and local cost of living. Austin checked so many of these boxes and, of course, adds some "hip” factor as well. Combining those elements with the fact that Aspiriant already has sizable and growing business in Austin, and Texas overall, made the decision an easy one to make.

Aspiriant's new office is located at 111 Congress Ave. The company will have eight full-time employees by the end of the first quarter and up to 25 employees in the future.

"Austin is one of the bright spots in the country where new wealth is being generated, and as such the region will benefit greatly from Aspiriant’s professional wealth management services,” said Rob Francais, CEO of Aspiriant. “Having an Austin presence will allow us to serve our local clients better, grow our business, and provide a strategic hub for expansion of our operations and back office teams.”

About Opportunity Austin
Opportunity Austin is the economic development initiative aimed at fostering job-creating investment in the five-county Central Texas region. Top priorities include boosting economic diversification to proactively strengthen the economy, deepening the talent pool through development and attraction, and keeping the Greater Austin region attractive to entrepreneurs, business leaders and site selectors through advocacy on issues such as a comprehensive regional transportation system and regional collaboration. Since 2004, Opportunity Austin has helped bring more than 400,000 to the Austin region. Learn more about Opportunity Austin here.

About Aspiriant
Aspiriant is a leading independent wealth management firm in the U.S. with more than $12 billion of assets under management and advisement. The firm provides a full range of wealth management services for over 1,700 individuals, families and institutions throughout the country with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, San Diego, Orange County and Austin. For more information, visit www.aspiriant.com.

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Greater Austin Chamber

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin region works. We serve as the voice of business for our member organizations and their employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members.