Nadia Allaudin, senior vice president and wealth management advisor, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, is a qualified portfolio advisor who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their investment objectives by recommending Merrill Lynch or approved third- party investment managers’ strategies, funds, or portfolios. With more than 17 years of in-depth experience in the financial services industry, Ms. Allaudin focuses on working with women to better understand their wealth management needs to enable them to reach their short and long-term goals, in close partnership with certified public accountants and attorneys. Having founded the annual Women, Wealth & Wisdom Conference in Los Angeles, she has also taught a Women, Wealth & Wisdom course at the University of California's - Los Angeles extension program for working professionals in search of guidance on work/life balance and career advice. In appreciation of her efforts, she was awarded the prestigious Bank of America Diversity & Inclusion Recognition Award. Ms. Allaudin earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation and as of April 2016, clients have entrusted her with $230 million in assets and liabilities. She earned a B.S. in business administration (with a dual emphasis in finance and business communication), Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.