Laird Norton Wealth Management and Filament Merge

Laird Norton Wealth Management and Filament will manage a combined $6 billion in client assets post-merger
 
 
  • Laird Norton Wealth Management and Filament will manage a combined $6 billion in client assets post-merger
  • Laird Norton Wealth Management and Filament will manage a combined $6 billion in client assets post-merger
First: Filament founders Scott Butterfield, Conrad Gehrmann and John Goodwin; Second: Kristen Bauer, Laird Norton Wealth Management CEO.

Seattle-based firms Laird Norton Wealth Management and Filament have merged. 

Laird Norton Wealth Management, founded in 1967, and Filament manage a combined $6 billion in client assets. Kristen Bauer, who has been Laird Norton Wealth Management CEO since May, will continue in her role. Scott Butterfield, Conrad Gehrmann and John Goodwin, who founded Filament in 2006, will join the expanded board of directors for Laird Norton Wealth Management, as well as take on executive management roles.

The merger was effective starting Tuesday, Dec. 1. The company will keep the name Laird Norton Wealth Management and will be headquartered in the Norton Building at Second and Columbia in Seattle, Laird Norton Wealth Management’s current location. 

Filament is a boutique wealth management company with around 100 client families and $2 billion in assets. The combined company will provide investment advice. including impact investing solutions, real estate advising, multi-generational estate planning and philanthropy advising. 

“From inception, we designed our business to fully align our interests with those of our clients,” Butterfield says. “Combining Filament’s talents and resources with those of Laird Norton Wealth Management provides an unprecedented opportunity for growth.” 

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