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Christian Brown, , CFP®
Director of Institutional Group

Christian Brown, CFP®

Director of Institutional Group

Christian Brown is Director of the Institutional Investments Group at CooksonPeirce.  He heads the firm's efforts in establishing and growing new large-scale partnerships with corporate entities and financial distribution firms as well as key accounts management. He also directs the firm’s ongoing due diligence efforts across the national platform of externally distributed CooksonPeirce strategies and acts as an extension of the Portfolio Management team in the communication of investment strategy to partner firms.  

Chris is also responsible for the stewardship of a dedicated group of private client relationships, including a lead role in comprehensive financial planning services.  

Prior to joining the firm in early 2009, Christian worked as private client Advisor and relationship manager for TIAA-CREF, providing financial advisory services to senior University-affiliated educators and medical professionals. During his 18 year career in the financial industry, Christian has developed expertise in providing holistic investment and retirement planning solutions to both individuals and institutional clients. He has also accumulated a deep process knowledge in multi-disciplinary asset management, including equities, fixed income, and alternative investments. His prior employment includes positions with leading asset management firms Federated Investors of Pittsburgh, PA and Putnam Investments of Boston, MA.

Christian earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of New Mexico and is a Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Society of Investment Professionals, a member of the Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh, and holds a Series 65 license.

In his spare time, Christian enjoys many outdoor pursuits. He maintains a lifelong love of the outdoors, especially trekking in remote areas. He is particularly fond of the Adirondack Mountains of New York state, to where he journeys whenever possible. He is an avid practitioner of orienteering, back country exploration, and winter sports, often joined by his wife Meredith and their Newfoundland dog, Seamus.

* Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified FinancialPlanner™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.