Kris Thiessen, CFA, CAIA, EA

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Kris Thiessen, CFA, CAIA, EA

Kris J. Thiessen, CFA, CAIA, EA, is the Founder and Managing Partner of Helix Management and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the CFA Society New York.

He founded Helix in 2002 to focus on investments in public and private life sciences companies, royalties, structured transactions and investment funds. He also advises individuals and business owners on tax matters, including compliance, controversy and planning. Kris began his investment career at Goldman Sachs, where he helped build a new proprietary trading effort, and worked in equity derivatives and healthcare investment banking. Prior to his business life, Kris was a principal investigator for experiments on two Space Shuttle missions.

At the CFA Society New York, Kris has been recognized as Chair Emeritus of the Alternative Investments Group, our largest member interest group. During his two years as Co-Chair, the Alternative Investments Group hosted or co-hosted 22 events which reached an audience of over 11,400 participants. Kris co-created the Annual Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference and received the CFANY 2018 Volunteer of the Year award.

Kris received his BA in Economics from Harvard College and his MS in Taxation from Baruch College Zicklin School of Business. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and Enrolled Agent designations..

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