Quarter-End Snapshot: Q4 2018

Quarter-End Snapshot Q4 2018 Firm Update from Richard Joyner, President As we start a new year, it’s natural to think about “resolutions” – many of us commit to eat better, exercise more, add sleep and…

A Gift to My Family

I can’t believe it’s been more than 20 years since I sold the business I ran, First USA, and started our single-family office. I was younger then and was excited about the next chapter of my life, but I recognized…

Give Together This Holiday Season

For many families, this time of year is centered around giving to family, friends and causes we care about. Since joining the firm in October, I have enjoyed getting to know our clients and finding new ways our philanthropy team…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q3 2018

Quarter-End Snapshot Q3 2018 Firm Update from J. Carter Tolleson Over the years, we have intentionally added services to meet our clients’ needs. In the past decade alone, we have grown significantly in areas like…

Careers in Progress: How we help families navigate career decisions

“Where do you see yourself in the next three to five years?” This is often a difficult question to answer for those entering the workforce or attempting to build a meaningful career from an unsatisfactory job. You may feel uncertain…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q2 2018

Quarter-End Snapshot Q2 2018 Firm Update from J. Carter Tolleson Every few months I have lunch with our new employees to get to know each other better, allow them to ask questions, share some fun…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q1 2018

Quarter-End Snapshot Q1 2018 Firm Update   from J. Carter Tolleson After a relatively smooth ride in the public markets last year, 2018 has ushered in more volatility and “noise” than we have seen in…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q4 2017

Quarter-End Snapshot Q4 2017 Firm Update from J. Richard Joyner, President Even though we rang the bell to kick off 2018, I can’t help but take a minute to talk about some of the amazing…

Quarter-End Snapshot: Q3 2017

Quarter-End Snapsot Q3 2017 Firm Update   from J. Carter Tolleson, Chief Executive Officer We consider ourselves very blessed to be in a business where every day is spent serving families and helping them simplify…

White Papers

Thriving Through Complexities

Finding a Balance in Work, Wealth Management and Family I first addressed this topic with a gathering of women plastic surgeons last fall. My discussion focused on the experience of working women and women in positions of decision-making and authority, sharing how challenging it is to navigate the complexities of work, wealth management and family. Through my own experiences, I have seen […]

An Interview with Mark Craig: Part 2

The capstone of the Reverend Mark Craig’s 41-year career was his leadership of Highland Park United Methodist Church, where he was Senior Minister for 18 years from 1995 to 2013. The Church’s congregation comprises multi-generation families and individuals who are significant civic forces. President George W. Bush has been quoted as saying that one of […]

An Interview with Mark Craig

The capstone of the Reverend Mark Craig’s 41-year career was his leadership of Highland Park United Methodist Church, where he was Senior Minister for 18 years from 1995 to 2013. The Church’s congregation comprises multi-generation families and individuals who are significant civic forces. President George W. Bush has been quoted as saying that one of […]

The CEO at Home: Can You Change?

As a successful CEO, you manage the complexities of business with confidence and well-honed skill. Can you translate those same leadership qualities to a successful home life? Or, must you change? My observations suggest that the traits of a successful CEO translate to successful family life—if some conscious behavior change takes place. Are you willing […]

Marriage… or Merger

June brides, summer weddings, endless rounds of parties: the time is upon us. A $50-billion-plus wedding industry has mushroomed to ensure that individuals, supported by their families and friends, celebrate and participate in an event that expands beyond a day or weekend into a full season of activity. But there can be an unwelcome twist […]

Selection of Trustees

As a professional client advisor for more than 30 years, I have worked with quite a few families struggling to make good decisions about how to arrange their affairs after their deaths

Case Studies

Creating A Legacy

The Situation: Our clients, Mr. and Mrs. G, retired ten years ago. They sold their family home in Dallas, bought a small condo and spend most of their time travelling abroad. When they are in Dallas, they enjoy spending time in the Dallas Art District seeing performances and viewing art collections. Their three grown children […]

Family Meetings and Estate Planning

The Situation: Mr. E is a father of a family and a serial entrepreneur who has been highly successful in several businesses. While he was busy creating wealth, Mr. E often neglected his estate plan or simply added on to the existing plan using whatever attorney was working on his business affairs at the time. […]

Post-Nup, Asset Protection

The Situation: A Tolleson Wealth Management client, Mrs. Y, is a 40-year-old daughter of a very wealthy mother and an only child. She is married to Mr. Y, a man that owns a variety of real estate investments. Most of his real estate consists of self-storage units across the state of Texas. He also races […]

Preparing for Marriage

The Situation: When Ms. L, the daughter of a Tolleson Wealth Management client family, began talking about marriage, our advisors helped begin a dialogue about the best way to prepare for it. Most young people, especially from families of wealth, are very hesitant to have the discussion about the dreaded “prenup.” However, we encouraged a […]


The Situation: Mr. and Mrs. K are prospective clients in their 70s that expressed a great deal of concern about who would take over their financial affairs in the event of either of their deaths. They have four married children in their 40s and nine grandchildren. The children live all over the US. The couple […]

News & Events

Richard Joyner Receives #2 Ranking on Barron’s Top Advisory List for Second Year

The Barron’s released their 2019 Top Advisor Rankings this week for each state, with Tolleson Wealth Management’s Richard Joyner at #2 on the list of 90 advisors throughout Texas. This is the second year that Joyner was listed. Read about the 2018 ranking here. The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 of […]

Technology and Operations Teams Show Down in Bowling Competition

Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer John Scheibe oversees one of Tolleson Wealth Management’s largest teams, including Information Technology, Business Applications, Wealth Operations, and Client Bookkeeping Services. The group manages more than 80 applications that work together and give a streamlined and consistent experience for employees and client families. Taking a break from all […]

Chief Investment Officer Eric Bennett Goes Inside the Investment with John Goff

Chief Investment Officer Eric Bennett and Tolleson Wealth Management’s Investment Team hosted a private reception featuring John Goff to talk current trends and opportunities in today’s real estate markets. Goff is the founder of Goff Capital and co-founder and chairman of Crescent Real Estate. With more than 20 years of experience in investing in real […]

Chief Investment Officer Eric Bennett Discusses Market Outlook at Dallas’ Private Wealth Texas Forum

Chief Investment Officer Eric Bennett took the stage at the Fifth Annual Private Wealth Texas Forum in Dallas on Feb. 6. Speaking on a panel about investment strategies, Bennett gave his insight on the current global market outlook and what he sees trending for this year. “The global economy appears solid but slowing due to […]

Tolleson Wealth Management Names New Directors

Tolleson Wealth Management is pleased to announce its 2019 promotions including directors on the Client Advisory, Tax and Private Trust teams. Courtney Allen, CFP®, is promoted to Director on the Client Advisory Team. She joined the firm in 2012 as an Analyst, promoted to Senior Analyst in 2014, Manager in 2015 and then most recently […]

Tolleson Wealth Management Solves Puzzles at ChildCareGroup’s Annual Great Adventure Hunt

ChildCareGroup hosted the 2019 Great Adventure Hunt last weekend, a dinner and scavenger hunt filled with puzzles at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Teams across North Texas competed to solve all eight puzzles in the shortest amount of time. Tolleson Wealth Management supported the organization with two teams, giving employees the opportunity to put their […]