Li has 19 years of experience trading and serving high net worth clients.
As principal and founding partner of 7Summit, Li Chang, CFP® manages the firm and guides asset allocation and wealth management services. Li has 19 years of experience trading and serving high net worth clients. Most recently, he acted as strategist and wealth management advisor at KAM Advisors, ranked #1 among the “Top 50 Fastest-Growing Firms” in FA Magazine, July 2011. Prior to joining KAM Advisors, he served as Financial Consultant and Relationship Manager to wealthy investors at E*TRADE Securities and E*TRADE Capital Management, where he held Series 7, 55 and 66 licenses. Li has trading experience with two proprietary trading firms, and he started his investment career as a trading assistant on the Pacific Stock Exchange.
Li earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, is a UCLA Anderson School of Management Riordan Fellows Program alumnus, and was named Owner / Manager of the Year by the UCLA Anderson School Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is a CFA level III candidate. A Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Li earned his Certificate in Personal Financial Planning with distinction from UCLA Extension.
He serves on the Guggenheim RIA Advisory Board, was a NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisor and served on the STOP CANCER Board.
Li was chosen to serve on the Guggenheim RIA Advisory Board due to the strength of his commitment to excellence and influence within the financial services industry. As a member of the advisory board, Guggenheim becomes an important collaborator with 7Summit Quality of Thought, allowing Li to leverage the collective experience of these peers and to access and contribute to Guggenheim Investments' intellectual capital, product development and risk management expertise.
Private Client Services
Private Client Services
Janice Cam handles operational responsibilities including GIPS verification and performance reporting. Janice has 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, specializing in portfolio accounting and reporting for high net worth clients and institutions. Janice previously held the position of Senior Associate, Operations at Research Affiliates, LLC. While there, Janice was responsible for client accounting and reporting, as well as operational duties that included performance measurement and composite maintenance in accordance with GIPS standards, trade settlement, proxy voting and corporate actions. Prior to Research Affiliates, Janice was the Operations Manager at Saddle Peak Asset Management, LLC where she executed all aspects of the company’s operational functions in conjunction with client billing and office management. Before joining Saddle Peak Asset Management, Janice worked at Pacific Financial Research Inc. as an Institutional Client Accountant. Earlier, Janice worked as an Investment Associate at Fiduciary Trust International of California.
Janice graduated cum laude from UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics/International Area Studies.
Individuals on the Board of Advisors do not provide investment advice, directly or indirectly, to the clients of 7Summit Advisors.
Cynthia Harrington, CFA
Sagespring Associates LLC (SA)
Sagespring Associates LLC provides behavioral consulting and coaching to the asset management industry. SA offers two products that provide behavioral solutions for investors as well as for asset managers in managing their investment talent. She is the founding CEO of Team(You), a behavioral management program for schools. SA's clients are asset managers with AUM between $100 million to $5 billion as well as institutional investors, consultants and family offices with ongoing due diligence on managers. Cynthia was cited as one of the "fifty prominent authority on performance measurement". She holds the designation of chartered financial analyst (CFA). An award winning journalist, over four hundred of her articles are in publications such as CFA Magazine, Fraud Magazine, Accounting Today, Financial Engineering News, and Journal of Accountancy. She co authored two textbooks: Corporate Finance for the CFA program, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ course on Financial Statement Fraud. Prior to launching SA, Cynthia founded and managed Harrington Capital Management, a SEC-registered large cap value manager. Her firm followed a large cap value style, using a market behavioral model for timing of purchases and sales. Before that, she advised the high net worth and small institution market at Piper Jaffray and Bear Stearns. She is a member of the CFA Institute and is a member of the Advisory Council of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.
Our Service Provider Team
Schwab Advisor Services
Schwab Advisor Services serves more independent advisors than any other custodian. For over 20 years we've helped advisors run their businesses and grow their firms. Schwab now custodies 2.1 million client accounts, representing $708 billion in assets managed by investment advisors. Services include keeping advisors ahead of industry trends with the latest ideas and best practices to make better-informed business decisions. Our thought leadership resources include white papers, publications, and an online resource library. Schwab supports advisers with insights from webcasts on topics including business strategy and planning, investment strategies and industry trends and compliance and legal issues.
Envestnet | Tamarac PortfolioCenter®
Envestnet | Tamarac PortfolioCenter offers an open-architecture platform with multiple solutions to efficiently manage client information across multiple custodians and third-party applications. Powerful analysis and support tools help to make more informed investment decisions and reporting for investors. PortolioCenter was acquired in February 2019 from Schwab Performance Technologies®, a platform that has served financial professionals for 40 years by providing technology advisers need to grow. More than 92,000 advisors and more than 3,500 companies leverage Envestnet technology and services.
ACA Compliance Group
ACA Compliance Group (“ACA”) is a leading provider of regulatory compliance products and solutions, cybersecurity and risk assessments, performance services, and technology solutions to regional, national, and global firms in the financial services industry. ACA Performance Services provides GIPS® verification and consulting services to investment managers around the globe. ACA Compliance Group handles more than 1,000 clients, including 49 percent of the verified firms listed in the top 100 managers of institutional assets worldwide as ranked by Pensions & Investments magazine with offices located in Jacksonville, Boston, Chicago, and New York City. ACA Compliance Group acquired Ashland Partners & Company, LLP’s GIPS verification and performance practice in June 2017. The team of more than 40 professionals moved from Ashland Partners to ACA Compliance Group, making it the largest group of GIPS professionals in the world solely dedicated to GIPS verification and related services.
RIA in a Box®
RIA in a Box® has helped over 2,000 investment advisers start an RIA firm, and also provides ongoing monthly compliance assistance to over 1,200 SEC and state-registered RIA firms across the country. The investment adviser compliance programs pair the MyRIAComplianceTM online software platform with compliance consulting expertise provided by a team of former regulators. Beyond RIA registration and compliance services, RIA in a Box assists investment advisers with broader business decisions such as custodian and technology selection and many other considerations related to being an independent investment adviser. In addition, Rushmore Advisor Services, a division of RIA in a Box®, serves a number of investment adviser firms with its robust practice management technology platform.