Face of Wealth Management

Rau Financial Group


After graduating from Newcomb College of Tulane University, Denise Emerson Rau left Louisiana to pursue an MBA and to begin a career in banking and financial planning. Realizing the uniqueness of her home state, Rau returned to Lake Charles in 1992.

“The people are the key difference here—what gives Louisiana its renowned charm is that cool combination of kindness and fun, that joie de vivre that is uniquely ours,” says Denise.

As President of Rau Financial, Denise combines her love for community and passion for helping other through financial planning.
Denise’s approach to wealth management includes “putting your money where your heart is,” a concept she finds successful for clients who pursue and prioritize what they value most. In addition to managing investments, Denise and her team assist with cash flow, retirement, college, and estate planning as well as insurance, social security, business transactions and more.

“It’s very rewarding for us,” she says. Also rewarding to Denise is community involvement. She volunteers for a number of organizations while also serving on various boards, such as the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees and the Chennault International Airport Authority Board of Commissioners, among others.


1634 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70601
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