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Dune Thorne

Dune Thorne

Featured in Chapter Three: Motherhood
As Managing Director for Silver Bridge, Dune Thorne manages a client team and partners with successful multi-generational families with complex wealth and legacy issues to help them manage, protect and transfer their assets. Working closely with her Silver Bridge colleagues and her clients’ external advisors, Ms. Thorne delivers thoughtful investment and wealth management solutions that integrate her clients’ investment, philanthropic, estate and tax planning objectives.

Based on her research at Harvard Business School, Ms. Thorne launched “A Woman’s Perspective” at Silver Bridge, a unique program designed to educate and empower women of significant wealth on a myriad of wealth management topics, including investments, strategic philanthropy, risk management and effective wealth transfer. The program has since been expanded with the launch of the Silver Bridge Institute, an education platform designed to empower its clients and the broader community to become more engaged in their financial lives. Ms. Thorne serves on the Management Committee and as a Faculty Advisor to the Silver Bridge Institute.

Prior to joining Silver Bridge, Ms. Thorne was the Director of Investments for Circle Financial Group, an investment and wealth management think tank for ultra-high-net-worth women, with combined assets of over $3 billion. Concurrently, Ms. Thorne was a Columbia Business School Private Wealth Management Teaching Assistant. Prior to attending business school, she worked at Oracle Corporation where she represented Oracle’s equity position in joint ventures among other strategic projects. She started her career at Hambrecht & Quist as an Investment Banking Analyst.

Ms. Thorne’s articles have been published in Financial Planning and Forbes.com and she has been quoted in the Financial Times, American Banker, Family Wealth Report, Private Asset Management and in the books “Women and Philanthropy” and “Sevens Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman’s Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power.”

Ms. Thorne earned an MBA from Harvard Business School where she completed independent studies on women and investing, as well as angel investing, and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. She is a CERTIFIED WEALTH STRATEGIST® (CWS®) professional and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). She is also a graduate of the Boston Center for Community & Justice Lead Boston Program.

In 2010, Ms. Thorne founded Invest in Girls (IIG), a not for profit focused on financial empowerment for high-school girls and currently serves as Chairwoman of the Board. Ms. Thorne is a member of the Golden Seeds LP Advisory Committee, the Boston Estate Planning Council, 85 Broads and serves as a trustee for the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum and the Dartmouth Club of Greater Boston. She is a member of the Town of Lincoln Finance Committee and the Lincoln Nursery School’s Investment Committee, serves on The Boston Foundation’s Professional Advisors Committee and as a faculty member for Smart Women Securities.

Ms. Thorne, a mother of three, lives in Lincoln, MA and enjoys Telemark skiing and cooking.
Professional website: www.silverbridgeadv.com

Favorite charity:  Invest in Girls