Director of Investments | Chief Investment Strategist
Chris Konstantinos serves as the Director of Investments and Chief Investment Strategist, with over 20 years of experience as an equity sector analyst, portfolio manager, and portfolio risk manager across domestic and international markets. In his role as Director of Investments, Chris leads Riverfront’s Investment Team and is responsible for governance of its portfolio construction and risk management processes. As Chief Investment Strategist, Chris is responsible for leading and communicating the firm’s macro research efforts and is a portfolio manager on various portfolios. In addition, he serves on the firm’s Investment Committee.
Chris has been with RiverFront since the company’s founding in 2008. He began his career in 2000 as a corporate finance analyst in the Technology sector at a predecessor to Wachovia Securities. He joined Wachovia’s Advisory Services Group in 2002 as an equity strategist and worked in various capacities within equity strategy and portfolio management until his departure in 2008.
Chris earned his BS in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently an admitted degree candidate at Harvard University’s Extension School (HES) and expects to graduate by 2023 with a Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies, in the field of International Relations. He received his Chartered Financial Analyst® designation in 2013 and is a member of CFA Virginia Society. He has successfully completed the FINRA Series 7, 66, 86, and 87 licensing exams. Chris is also a regular guest on the financial news channels (CNBC, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance) and is frequently quoted in the financial press.
It’s no wonder that Chris’ co-workers are always humming familiar tunes. In his spare time, Chris is an accomplished songwriter whose songs have been featured in television, movies, and radio across the US and overseas. His music counts fans across various demographics, but none more energetic than his two young children.
“My late father instilled in me the basics of investing and the love of markets, and he also taught me that it is our duty to leave the world better than we found it. In that regard, I enjoy volunteering for various charities, such as Children's Home of Virginia, where I serve on the Memorial Board, or helping lead the educational foundation my family and I set up in my dad's name at Cleveland State University. I have enjoyed getting more involved recently with the incredible mission of the Christo Rey family of high schools.”