E. Reed Laughlin, Jr.

Portfolio Manager


With more than four decades in the financial services industry, Reed Laughlin knows that the very best that he can do for his clients is to keep his investment philosophy as simple and easily understandable as possible. That’s why he manages long only global equity portfolios for ultra-high net worth families around the world. His primary objective is to preserve his clients’ capital while generating a reasonable return on investments. Transparency and liquidity are hallmarks of his investment philosophy, because too often today investors are truly unaware of what they actually own and unable to understand the complexity of the structures that are in their portfolios. Having lived and worked in London for 30 years, he has a greater appreciation of the global nature of the investment business and, subsequently, the need to widen one’s investment horizons. Reed believes relationships are built on trust, and that is why he has worked with the majority of his clients for over 20 years.


Reed Laughlin became affiliated with Westminster Financial in May of 2017 as Managing Director of Investments. An experienced professional with 52 years in the financial services industry, he formerly worked for Credit Suisse as director and head of Wealth Management in London for Northern Europe, Southern Africa and Israel. Prior to Credit Suisse, Reed spent six years with Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette managing ultra net worth equity portfolios for European and South African families. Reed also worked for SBC Warburg Dillon Read as senior vice president and manager of the U.S. institutional business in Europe. Reed spent 14 years as senior vice president, managing senior institutional accounts in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia with Paine Webber. Reed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international finance from Colgate University. He also serves as committee member on the St. Thomas University Investment Committee in Miami.