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William E. Hawes, CFA, CFP®

President and Chief Investment Officer

With over 26 years of industry experience, Bill brings a wealth of knowledge in investment management and financial planning. Prior to earning his MBA, Bill worked in mortgage banking and insurance, and the insights gained provided him with a broader perspective of the financial issues facing clients.


Bill has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 2000 and is a Certified Financial Planner. Bill also enjoys golf, travel, studying history, watching his favorite sports teams, and spending time with family.


 Before founding Candor Asset Advisors™, Bill co-created and managed Century Management's Large Cap Absolute Value and Large Cap Value strategies. Bill also analyzed companies in a variety of industries for the firm's all-cap value strategy.


Prior to moving back to Texas, Bill served as an equity analyst for Engemann Asset Management in Southern California. He co-managed a mid-cap growth fund and served as a multi-sector analyst for the mid-cap and large-cap growth teams.


After graduate school, Bill served as co-portfolio manager and equity analyst at Franklin Templeton. While there he served as portfolio manager on All Cap, Large Cap Core, and Consumer Sector portfolios. Notable institutional clients included CalPers, Mitsui Trust, Norges Bank, and Penn Mutual. He also spent considerable time analyzing auto, transportation, and consumer stocks. 


Bill earned his Master in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. While there he also served on USC's MBA student investment fund.


Between his graduate and undergraduate studies, Bill worked at North American Mortgage Company in California as a management trainee and later as a financial analyst and marketing coordinator. The experience gave him a better understanding of the mortgage and real estate markets which he leverages to this day. 

Bill earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. While a student, he also served as a special agent for Northwestern Mutual. The experience gave him an understanding of life and disability insurance and the work ethic, tools, and temperament needed to grow a financial services practice.

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