Chris Brinich Passes Level III CFA Exam

The CFA credential, according to the CFA Institute, is considered the highest distinction in the investment management profession. By passing the Level III exam, Brinich moves one step closer to becoming a chartered member of the CFA Institute, which will ultimately qualify him to use the coveted CFA credential.

Rea & Associates’ Valuation & Transaction Advisory Team Praises Brinich’s Success

Chris Brinich, a senior associate on Rea & Associate’s valuations and transaction advisory team, has completed and passed the Level III Chartered Financial Analyst exam.

August 23, 2019  Rea & Associates, a regional accounting and business consulting firm, announces that Chris Brinich, a senior associate on the Top 100 firm’s valuation and transaction advisory services team, has completed and passed the Level III Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) exam.

The CFA credential, according to the CFA Institute, is considered the highest distinction in the investment management profession. By passing the Level III exam, Brinich moves one step closer to becoming a chartered member of the CFA Institute, which will ultimately qualify him to use the coveted CFA credential. To reach this next milestone, he must complete four years of professional work experience in the investment decision-making process, which he is in the process of completing in his current role with Rea.

“Chris has worked hard to gain the experience necessary to pass this rigorous exam,” said Mary Beth Koester, CVA, CEPA, principal and director of valuation and transaction advisory services. “We are all excited to see his continued career growth and the impact his success will have on our firm and our clients. The CFA credential carries a lot of weight and I know Chris will carry it with integrity and pride.”

As a senior associate on the firm’s valuation and transaction advisory team, Brinich is responsible for preparing business valuations for business planning, management buyout, merger and acquisition, estate, gift and litigation purposes. Additionally, he specializes in investment research. Brinich earned his bachelor’s degree in finance economics from Ohio Wesleyan University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He resides in Columbus.


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