Brian J. Friedman
Brian Friedman is the President, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of GHP Investment Advisors, Inc. (GHPIA). Under Brian’s leadership GHPIA grew from $10 million in client assets under management (AUM) in 1999 into a full-service Wealth Management firm with more than $1.2 billion in AUM today. With 30 years of experience as a Portfolio Manager, Investment Analyst and Economist Brian and his team navigated extreme financial market volatility in the aftermath of the 1990’s technology bubble, the Enron/Worldcom accounting scandals, September 11, 2001 and the financial crisis of 2008-2009.
Brian began his career in the late 1980’s as a Research Assistant in the Economic Studies division of the Brookings Institution, a leading public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C. Initially at Brookings and then as an Economic Analyst at Applied Business Economics and the Law & Economics Consulting Group (LECG), Brian analyzed international banking, finance and trade issues. Prior to co-founding GHPIA, Brian was an International Equity Analyst at Founders Funds - a mutual fund company based in Denver - with primary focus on Emerging Markets. Later he was a U.S. Portfolio Manager at Owen-Joseph Asset Management, an investment boutique focused on high net worth families in San Diego, CA.
Brian earned a B.A. in Economics from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago. Brian also spent one year studying the history, politics and economics of the Middle East at the Tel-Aviv University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Business Economist (CBE) designations and taught “Law & Economics” and “Legal Institutions and Economic Development” as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Colorado Denver.
Brian is a board member at the World Trade Center Denver and Co-Chair of the Financial Roundtable of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). He is a member of the planning committee and an invited delegate to the annual NABE International Symposium in Europe. View some of Brian’s GHPIA Newsletters, GHP Global Markets Letters and newsletters for Israel Investment Advisors, LLC. A native of Denver, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children.