Stephanie Loiacono

Stephanie Loiacono

Stephanie Loiacono is a Chartered Financial Analyst with more than 18 years of experience in investment management, including equity research and portfolio management. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) in Government from St. Lawrence University, a master's degree in international affairs from George Washington University, a Chartered Financial Analyst certification, and the Series 63 and Series 86/87 licenses.


Stephanie established her own advisory business in 2002. Her work centers on financial writing and financial sector development around the world. In addition to Investopedia, her clients include the U.S. Treasury Department, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Emerging Markets Group, Harbinger Research and Cronus Capital Markets. Previously, she served as chief investment officer for a private investment firm and as co-founder of a venture capital fund targeting women entrepreneurs.


Stephanie's particular interest is the financial independence of women. She has developed training workshops for women, including "Finance for Women Bootcamp!" and she is currently writing a book, "Financial SOS for Divorced Women."


Stephanie lives is Scarborough, Maine, with her two daughters, Allison and Natalie. Her website is www.loiaconofinancial.com.

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