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.  Kris serves as an advisor to individuals, institutional investors and entrepreneurs, bringing over 20 years of finance experience.  He founded Helix Management in 2002 to focus on investments in public and private life sciences companies, royalties, structured transactions and investment funds.  Kris also advises individuals and business owners on tax matters, including compliance, controversy and planning.

At CFA Society New York, Kris serves as Chair of the Alternative Investments Group and has been elected to serve on the Nominations Committee.

Kris began his investment career at Goldman Sachs, where he helped build a new proprietary trading effort. He also worked in the equity derivatives and healthcare investment banking groups at Goldman Sachs.  Prior to his business life, Kris was a principal investigator for experiments on two Space Shuttle missions.

Kris received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics cum laude from Harvard College and his Certificate in Income Tax Planning and Reporting from New York University. He is enrolled in the Master’s of Science in Taxation program at Baruch College Zicklin School of Business. Kris has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and Enrolled Agent designations.  

 

March 2019

The Great Separation: Is Now the Time to Embrace Long/Short Equity?

A rising tide has lifted all boats the past nine years due to unprecedented monetary stimulus from central banks in response to the Global Financial Crisis; however, the tides are shifting and we may soon find out who has been swimming naked.

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Thursday, March 7 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CFA Society New York 1540 Broadway
New York City, NY 10036 United States

The Return of Volatility

The speakers will explore different investment strategies to benefit in times of jumps in volatility or the lack thereof. The speakers/panelists will have the experience to share from running these strategies in the past and how they think they may be employed in the future.

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Tuesday, March 12 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
CFA Society New York 1540 Broadway
New York City, NY 10036 United States
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June 2019

3rd Annual PE/VC Conference

This conference brings together leading private equity fund managers, and venture capital fund managers and allocators, to learn how they select winners, add value and deliver returns. Our speakers will discuss their experiences with investment in private companies and funds, the management of their portfolios, fundraising efforts, and their future expectations.

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Tuesday, June 25 | 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CFA Society New York 1540 Broadway
New York City, NY 10036 United States
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