Named one of People en Español‘s 25 Most Powerful Women (2017), Elaine King has dedicated her life to improving the lives and finances of all she comes in contact with. A writer and motivational speaker, Elaine travels the globe promoting financial education of families. For over 18 years Elaine has advised families by empowering their human and financial capital. She holds an MBA from Thunderbird (#1FT), a BBA in International Management, and a postgraduate studies in Family Therapy from Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Georgetown. She has vast experience in the financial industry as a VP, Director, and Partner for many world renowned organizations such as WE Family Offices, Bessemer Trust ($75B), Gibraltar Private, Royal Bank of Scotland-Coutts LATAM, and Citigroup Salomon Smith Barney ($13B).


Elaine’s career as a speaker has taken her to Austria, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Japan, Mexico, Peru and throughout United States. She is frequently invited to national and international events as a keynote speaker. Her workshops are filled with practical financial strategies for the entire family. In many international media outlets she serves as the financial expert. She is often invited and quoted by radio and television programs for her unique philosophy and strategies in the area of personal and family finances.


Elaine is the author of the international bestselling book “La Familia y El Dinero Hecho Facil,” winner of Best Latino Award (Penguin Random House 2013). She wrote “Saltarin y las cuatro palabras clave para una familia unida” (Santillana 2014), the first book in Latin America to teach children about the value of financial planning. As a proud immigrant, she dedicated her book “Tu Plan de Vida” (USA Penguin Random House 2014) to the Hispanic Community. Her first book “Family and Money Matters Next Gen” (2010), which was dedicated to H.S. students, also won de Best Book Awards.* In addition to her books, Elaine is a columnist for economy related magazines in Peru, Colombia and the U.S.


Elaine is the founder of Instituto La Familia y El Dinero (IFAYDI), a pioneer organization offering educational programs to Latin American families of all demographics. As a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, she is the Ambassador for the National Board in Washington D.C. She is also a certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA™) and a Board Member of the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami and of the Financial Planning Association of Florida. Elaine mentors many children and supports CIMA, a home for abandoned children in Peru.

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