Liz Ann Sonders

Liz Ann Sonders

Formal First Name
Liz Ann

Liz Ann Sonders is Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab, responsible for a range of investment strategies, including U.S. market and economic analysis, investor education, and asset allocation recommendations. She is a contributor to Schwab's advice publications and videos and a keynote speaker at many Schwab client and corporate events. In addition, she analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Schwab's clients. Sonders is recognized as one of the leading women on Wall Street and is among the most frequently quoted commentators on the stock market. She was a Managing Director and a member of the Investment Policy Committee in the U.S. Trust, which was acquired by Schwab in 2000. Before that, she was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Avatar Associates, an original division of the Zweig/Avatar Group.

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  • Sonders is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Radio, CNN, Fox Business News, and Yahoo Finance

  • She was a regular panelist and guest host on PBS’s original Wall Street Week With Louis Rukeyser. 

  • She is often quoted in financial publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron’s, and Financial Times.

  • She is a keynote speaker at many conferences, including for NYSSA, FPA, CFA Institutes, Morningstar, and IMCA.

  • She is a regular contributor to Schwab's publications and the keynote speaker at many of the company's corporate and client events.

  • She has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.