Alex Haun, CFA®, CAIA®, Senior Analyst
As Senior Analyst, Alex contributes to the firm’s research on the economy and capital markets while conducting money manager due diligence. He serves on the firm’s internal investment committee, serving as a key component of that committee’s decision-making process. Prior to joining Syntrinsic, Alex served as Senior Quantitative Analyst at Watershed Investment Consultants, where for seven years he conducted manager due diligence, economic research, and portfolio analysis.
Alex is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is an active member of the CFA Society of Colorado. Additionally, Alex has earned his Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst ® designation. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Denver.
Alex and his partner enjoy the outdoors, hiking and camping throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. He has earned a Black Belt in Tae-kwon-do and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
I’ve always had a love of the outdoors. My older brothers and I used to ride our bikes 20 or so miles to bike at an Open Space Park called White Ranch just northwest of Golden. When I was 16, I took the initiative to lead a project at White Ranch as part of earning my Eagle Scout rank.
I set about leading a trail improvement to connect two trails already in place. Since we were building from scratch, there was a great deal to coordinate. As the leader, I recruited and managed 20-30 people who volunteered for the project, secured donations of food and equipment, and otherwise made sure that we not only built the trail, but that it would last. While trails may seem simple, constructing this one required earth-moving equipment, weed protectorant, gravel, and a lot of sweat equity.
I still visit White Ranch to hike, bike and camp, and we regularly use the connector trail we built half a lifetime ago. It’s a special feeling to know that the trail has held and brings so many people so much joy.