Christopher S. Austin, CFA®
Chief Investment Officer
Investment Adviser Representative - CMI
Registered Representative - AIC
As a Chief Investment Officer, Christopher strives to bring an engineer’s approach to portfolio management. This helps CMI clients benefit from rigorous research, disciplined risk management, and continuous process improvement.
Before moving into the world of investments, he developed his engineering acumen at leading companies, including General Electric Aircraft Engines and B/E Aerospace. Christopher was deeply involved in the manufacturing process of legacy aircraft, including the Boeing 737 and cutting edge programs such as the Joint Strike Fighter. However, during the 2008 financial crisis, Christopher realized he could apply his unique skill set to investments.
After changing careers, Chris began advising on financial planning and life insurance at Prudential Insurance. Chris moved on to Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith to hone his portfolio management skills. Before joining 20/20 Financial Advisers, he was an Investment Consultant at Euro Pacific Capital, where he customized portfolios of international securities and alternative assets. Now at 20/20, Christopher utilizes his experience to tailor investment portfolios to the exact specifications of his clients.
Christopher is a graduate of Boston University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Manufacturing Engineering. Christopher also received a Master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. In 2014, Christopher attained the right to use the CFA, or Chartered Financial Analyst designation, a recognized symbol of professionalism and integrity in the investment profession.
Christopher is active in his community and volunteers frequently. He has served on the Boston University Alumni committee and the CFA Society of Orange County Programs committee. In 2011, OneOC awarded Christopher with a Spirit of Volunteerism award for his service in their accounting department.
Christopher lives in Huntington Beach with his beautiful wife, Natalia, and wild-child, Maddox. They do their best to spend as much time as possible outside chasing dreams.
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