Our team leads the industry as sought after speakers and writers on many wealth management issues, especially on issues surrounding women of wealth and lawyers. We have received numerous honors and awards in recognition of our excellent service to our clients and to our contributions to the wealth management profession.

November 19, 2019

Jen Dawson was nominated to be a leader at Chicago’s Women in ETFs 4th Annual Mentorship Dinner.

WE Chicago brings together people in the ETF industry to champion the goals of actively choosing equality, diversity, and inclusion. Their mission is to develop and sponsor talent, recognize and honor the achievements of women in the industry, and invest in the ETF community.

November 7, 2019

Iwona Cholewa was a panelist at Dimensional Fund Advisors’ Women & Wealth Conference in Austin, Texas.

Iwona shared her perspective on navigating career transitions and vulnerability, two significant themes for women advisors and their clients. In addition, she shared insights on how women can support and advocate for each other.

September 2019

Eileen O’Connor, Hemington’s CEO and co-founder, received one of wealth management’s top distinctions in 2019.

Eileen was recognized for her significant contributions as an industry Thought Leader and for changing the landscape of financial advice. Eileen has authored three groundbreaking studies about women and money, has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, and hundreds of other publications, and is regularly asked to speak on personal finance. “It’s the highest honor to be recognized in this category because it has always been Hemington’s vision to lead the industry, not only for women but for all investors.” – Eileen O’Connor, CEO & Co-Founder

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September 2019

Ryon, Mike and Eileen were 2019 winners of Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best Financial Advisers.

Northern Virginia Magazine recognized Ryon Beyer, Mike Byman, and Eileen O’Connor as Top Fee-Only Financial Planners for 2019. The Northern Virginia Magazine surveyed financial professionals in northern Virginia and asked them to recommend other financial professionals to whom they would refer family and friends. Those listed received the most nominations – only 48 professionals were recognized in this category.

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September 17, 2019

Hemington Hosts Global Wealth Management Industry Leaders

Eileen O’Connor and Ryon Beyer hosted 17 CEOs of wealth management firms from across Europe and Asia for a discussion of best practices.  Dimensional Fund Advisors organized the tour, arranging for the leaders to hear from the fastest growing RIA firms including Hemington Wealth Management.  Eileen and Ryon shared their perspectives on how they have consistently been in the top 50 fastest growing firms in the US.


September 17, 2019

Jen Dawson was the keynote speaker for a Coalition of Women’s Initiative in Law event, Breadwinner Women in 2019.

Jen shared highlights from Hemington’s recently released study: “What Do Breadwinner Women Lawyers Want?” as the foundation for the event, and curated and moderated a panel discussion featuring strong and successful senior women lawyers with diverse personal and professional backgrounds.


July 29, 2019

Financial Advisor Magazine Names Hemington Wealth Management in 2019 RIA Survey & Ranking

Hemington Wealth Management has once again been included in the listing of Financial Advisor Magazine’s Top RIA Ranking with $706 million assets under management at the end of 2018. Financial Advisor Magazine annually reports an exclusive list of the nation’s leading independent financial advisory firms based on their total discretionary and nondiscretionary assets reported on their Form ADV. To view the full ranking list, click here.


June 5, 2019

FPA Advocacy Day

Hemington’s Managing Principal and Co-Founder, Ryon Beyer, represented the wealth management industry on the Financial Planning Association’s Advocacy Day in Washington DC. Ryon met with House and Senate leaders to advocate for the industry and guide them on future legislation.

April 1, 2019

Hemington Wealth Management has been recognized as a 2019 Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers as announced by InvestmentNews. Hemington was chosen as one of this year’s top-75 based on employer and employee surveys delving into everything from company culture, benefits, career paths and more.

InvestmentNews partnered with Best Companies Group, an independent research firm specializing in identifying great places to work, to compile the inaugural survey and recognition program. The list is a first of its kind for the financial advice industry.

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InvestmentNews is pleased to recognize firms with supportive cultures where advisers can thrive and are empowered to provide their clients with the best possible investment and financial planning advice,” said Suzanne Siracuse, CEO/Publisher, InvestmentNews. “They are role models for other firms in the industry who are striving to improve their own human resource policies and practices.”

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January 1, 2019

Eileen O’Connor receives the Women’s Choice Award® as highly recommended Financial Advisor by Women for Women

Eileen O’Connor received the 2019 Women’s Choice Award® for Financial Advisors, the premier recognition award for advisors who provide quality service to clients who are women. Eileen was selected for this award based on rigorous research, 17 objective criteria and additional points of reference evaluating clients’ customer service experience, knowledge and overall satisfaction. Women’s Choice Award® Financial Advisors and Firms represent less than 1% of financial advisors in the United States. The Women’s Choice Award represents the collective voice of women so they can help each other identify businesses that deserve their loyalty and referrals.

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December 1, 2018

Jen Dawson was recognized as a four-time winner of the Five Star Wealth Manager Award, as featured by Chicago Magazine.

Eileen O’Connor was recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager Award, as featured by the Washington Post Magazine.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria.  Each award candidate undergoes a thorough research process before being considered for the final list of award winners. Less than 10% of those considered for the awards were named to the 2018 lists in Chicago and Washington DC.

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November 9, 2018

Eileen O’Connor led a session at the Graduate Women in Business (GWiB) Conference at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Eileen’s presentation helped empower women to start building a financial plan that aligns with personal goals and adopt strategies to achieve long-term financial success.

November 7, 2018

Eileen O’Connor was a featured speaker at The Southeast RIA Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Eileen’s session focused on helping other independent advisors understand how the southeast wealth management market is growing, diverse and well-established.

October 30, 2018

Jen Dawson was the featured speaker for the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Women in IP Committee event held at Constellation Brands. Jen’s presentation, Lawyers & Money: More Joy, Less Stress, focused on empowering women lawyers with education and prioritization for what’s most important for their wellbeing and personal finances.

July 5, 2018

Hemington Wealth Management was ranked #341 in Financial Advisor’s 2018 Annual RIA Ranking

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May 1, 2018

Eileen O’Connor was a featured speaker at the 4th Annual Invest in Women in Wealth Management Conference

Forward-thinking advisory firms realize the need to attract women as advisors and clients. But putting ideas into practice requires vision, planning and commitment. Eileen shared with the group the steps that have proven most successful for Hemington Wealth Management and how the firm’s focus on empowering women has helped attract some of the industry’s top female advisors.

April 10, 2018

Eileen O’Connor was a featured speaker at the Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV, a highly selective gathering of financial services industry CEOs that gather to discuss a broad swatch of issues regarding he future of the banking, insurance, brokerage & investment management businesses.

February 5, 2018

Eileen O’Connor & Hemington Wealth Management were honored in this year’s Washingtonian list of DC’s Best Financial Advisers.

Washingtonian magazine compiles this list annually by distributing surveys to hundreds of people who work in the local financial industry. They ask them whom they would trust with their own money. They also do their our own research, consulting industry experts and publications. The “best adviser” names on this list are the people who received the strongest recommendations.

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September 2017

Eileen O’Connor was a 2017 winner of Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best Financial Advisers.

Denis O’Sullivan and Michael Byman were also nominated on the Best of NoVA list.

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July 18, 2017

Eileen O’Connor was featured in a panel discussion and rings the Nasdaq closing bell with the winners of TD Ameritrade Institutional’s NextGen Scholarships & Grant award winners.

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July 5, 2017

Hemington Wealth Management was ranked #32 in Financial Advisor’s 2017 Top 50 Fastest-Growing Firms.

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June 22, 2017

Hemington Wealth Management was proud to be recognized by The Financial Times as one of the 300 Top RIA Firms.

The Financial Times’ methodology is quantifiable and objective, based on assets under management, asset growth, the company’s age, industry certifications of key employees, SEC compliance record and online accessibility.

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March 8th 2017

Eileen O’Connor – Investment New’s Woman To Watch

Eileen O’Connor Recognized by Investment News as One of Only 20 “Women to Watch”

Eileen was recognized by the industry’s leading publication, Investment News as a ‘Women to Watch’ for her contributions to the wealth management profession and her thought leadership on women and money. Eileen has been widely published an has been quoted in hundreds of publications on various wealth management issues. Selected from hundreds of women leaders in all aspects of finance, Eileen was thrilled to be included in the second only such list by Investment News. She was invited to participate in a “think tank” at the awards ceremony in NYC where women leaders discussed and debated the shortage of women in finance and how the group could be a force for change. Investment News dedicated the March 2017 issue to the honorees. Eileen’s fourteen-year old daughter, Mary Margaret, was Eileen’s guest at the awards ceremony at the Pierre Hotel.

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October 2014

Washingtonian magazine names Eileen O’Connor of Hemington Wealth Management top wealth manager for the fourth time.

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September 2013

Eileen O’Connor recognized in the September Issue of Northern Virginia Magazine as a Top Financial Professional for Retirement Planning and Estate Planning


November 2012

Eileen O’Connor Named Top Wealth Manager by Washingtonian “I am honored to have been recognized for the third year in a row,” said O’Connor. “It is especially rewarding to be recognized by my peers for the positive impact we are making in our clients’ financial lives.”

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September 2012

Eileen O’Connor Recognized in the September Issue of Northern Virginia Magazine as a Top Financial Professional.

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June 2012

Eileen O’Connor recognized in SmartCEO’s Wealth Management Readers’ Choice Eileen O’Connor has been recognized by Washington SmartCEO magazine as a standout wealth manager in the Greater Washington region.


November 2010

For the Second Year in a Row, Eileen O’Connor Named to Washingtonian Magazine’s List of Top Wealth Managers Eileen O’Connor, a wealth manager with McLean Asset Management Corporation, has been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine in January 2009 and again in the November 2010 issues as one of the area’s top financial experts. To compile the list of leading financial planners, wealth mangers, accountants and estate planners, the publication surveyed hundreds of industry experts and asked them: “Whom would you trust with your own money?”

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January 2009

Eileen O’Connor Named to Washingtonian Magazine’s List of Top Wealth Managers Eileen O’Connor, a wealth manager with McLean Asset Management Corporation, has been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine in January 2009 issue as one of the area’s top financial experts. To compile the list of leading financial planners, wealth mangers, accountants and estate planners, the publication surveyed hundreds of industry experts and asked them: “Whom would you trust with your own money?”

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January 2009

Eileen O’Connor Invited to Present at Harvard Business School’s Dynamic Women in Business Conference


June 2009

Eileen O’Connor Recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the area’s best financial advisors in their “Best of” Issue.