Solomon Halpern — Mindful Investment Manager

Sol is President of Highlander, a Mindful Finance company dedicated to empowering its clients through values-aligned investing and mindful financial services. Sol has 18 years of experience in financial markets and managing businesses. His broad investment background includes creating proprietary impact and traditional investment strategies, managing outside managers, and structuring and analyzing private investments, with a specialty in private credit. Sol brings over 25 years of mindfulness meditation practice to his professional life, which is essential to his investment management philosophy and business goals.

In 2013 Sol began blogging about Mindful Finance, and in 2015 launched the Mindful Finance Podcast with his business partner Jesse Grimes. Sol’s Mindful Finance work encourages applying mindfulness practices to money matters, and explores the positive effects this can have on our lives and society. Leading the conversation about Mindful Finance, Sol has presented on the topic in an array of conferences and classrooms, from Boulder, Colorado to Bordeaux, France.

Sol received a bachelor’s degree with distinction in Industrial Relations from McGill University in 1997, is a CFP® professional, and holds a Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor License. As a volunteer, Sol is a meditation instructor; has mentored children and young adults in mindful leadership camps in Europe, Canada, and the United States for over 20 years; and is actively engaged in issues affecting education. Sol is currently an advisory board member for Green Alpha Advisors and nonprofit organizations active in meditation and mindfulness, and previously served as an advisor to Impact on Education. Sol lives in Boulder, CO with his wife and two teenage sons.