Walter Morales

Businessman, Entrepreneur, and Educator

Walter is a Baton Rouge Businessman and Entrepreneur.  He is passionate about Finance and has spent many years in the sector in the Baton Rouge area.  Starting with his MBA at Louisiana State University, Walter then worked for several businesses in the finance and investment space before launching Commonweath Advisors Inc. in 1991 where he served as both President and Chief Investment Officer.  Here, he also oversaw the firm’s balanced, fixed income, and distressed asset portfolios.

Walter also its on the Board of Directors for multiple different businesses around the Baton Rouge area and remains active in the community.

Walter is also passionate in the education field and founded a non-profit foundation called the Louisiana Achievement Charter Academies which runs several charter schools in the Baton Rouge area.

Among his other interests, Walter is actively involved with improving racial disparity and the urban education system.  He has a scholarship to raise awareness for this called the Walter Morales Scholarship for Urban Education Improvement.

Professional Credentials

Personal Life

  • Born in Baton Rouge, LA
  • Devout Catholic
  • Serves on Diocese of Baton Rouge Racial Harmony Commission

education background

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.  Louisiana State University, 1984.
  • Master of Business Administration.  Louisiana State University, 1993.

Professional Experience

  • Baton Rouge Bank Trust Division.  Chief Investment Officer.
  • Commonwealth Advisors, Inc.  Founder, President, and Chief Investment Officer.
  • Louisiana State University.  Professor of Finance.
  • Louisiana Achievement Charter Academies.  Founder.

Connect with Walter Morales

Walter is available for business networking opportunities and loves to collaborate with people in the Baton Rouge area who have similar interests.  If you work in the finance or investment space, have questions for Walter, you can gladly fill out the form on the contact page.


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Baton Rouge, LA