Christopher J. Hagedorn
CFA Director of Research and Portfolio Strategy
Chris has more than 14 years of experience in the investment industry. He is responsible for implementing First Financial Wealth Management’s investment philosophy and process in client portfolios. Before joining First Financial Wealth Management, he was investment strategist and financial advisor for a team of advisors at Merrill Lynch. He previously served as a portfolio manager for Hilliard Lyons Capital Management where he helped manage several equity-based institutional strategies. Prior to that, he worked at Fifth Third Asset Management where he was a portfolio manager on several mutual funds and institutionally led portfolios. Chris has made appearances on Bloomberg TV/Radio and in various print publications such as Bloomberg, Barron’s, Reuter’s and SNL Financial. Chris graduated summa cum laude with a BBA from the University of Cincinnati. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Cincinnati.
Kirk M. Koppenhoefer
CFA, Director of Equities
Kirk has over fifteen years of experience in the investment industry, with significant experience in both the equity and fixed income markets. He is responsible for overseeing the individual equities in client accounts, as well as FFWM’s large-cap equity portfolio strategy. Prior to joining First Financial Wealth Management, he was a portfolio manager and senior research analyst for River Point Capital Management. Kirk also served as Senior Research analyst with Summit Investment Partners, with responsibility for the coverage of more than $1 billion in investment-grade corporate debt holdings. Kirk has been quoted in various print publications, including Bloomberg, Reuter’s and the Cincinnati Business Courier. Kirk earned degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Miami University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.