We are thrilled to have UTC graduate Ryan Walker join our team as a Portfolio Analyst! Ryan is accountable for helping enhance Acumen’s investment process and is dedicated to researching client portfolios and their underlying holdings. He is a member of the Portfolio Management Committee collaborating with Acumen’s Executive team in the formulation and implementation of both discretionary portfolio changes and portfolio recommendations for clients and prospects. Ryan conducts detailed portfolio analysis by studying economic and geopolitical trends affecting the performance of various types of investments, evaluates historical correlations, prepares reports, and recommends monetary instruments. He also performs special analyses in response to market events, client concentrations and client research requests, and communicates investment ideas and strategy with clients.
Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance-Investments from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Gary Rollin’s College of Business graduating Summa Cum Lade and has been inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He studied finance and investments with a strong focus on financial, fundamental, and investment analysis. Ryan played a leadership role in managing the investments of UTC’s $500,000 Student Managed Investment Learning Experience (SMILE) Fund which was invested in the equities market. Ryan is working for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation and has successfully passed Level I and Level II and is a 2021 Level III CFA® Candidate. The CFA® consists of three levels of exams, each requiring a recommended 300+ hours of study, minimum of three years of work experience, and multiple letters of recommendation. Exams cover Quantitative Methods, Economics, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Portfolio Management, Wealth Planning, and Ethics.
Upon graduating from UTC, Ryan served as a Performance Analyst and Consultant for ACA Compliance Group. Ryan has a passion for learning and studying financial markets. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing golf and basketball, and supporting the Tennessee Titans.
We believe you’re going to be a valuable asset to Acumen and we can’t wait to see all you accomplish, Ryan!