Biography

Cynthia Harrington CFA, CFE
Principal, Cynthia Harrington & Associates LLC
As founder of a behavioral consulting firm, Cynthia consults and provides applications of behavioral finance and neuroeconomics. A proprietary assessment tool is offered for selection of staff at asset managers, and for manager selection by investors.

CHA's clients are managers with AUM between $100 million to $5 billion, as well as institutional investors, consultants and family offices. Cynthia was cited as one of the "fifty prominent authority on performance measurement". She holds the designations of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and chartered financial analyst (CFA).

As an award winning journalist, over four hundred of her articles are in publications such as CFA Magazine, Fraud Magazine, Accounting Today, Financial Engineering News, and Journal of Accountancy. Prior to launching CHA, Cynthia founded and managed Harrington Capital Management, a SEC-registered large cap value manager. Her firm followed a large cap value style, using a market behavioral model for timing of purchases and sales. Prior to that, she advised the high net worth and small institution market at Piper Jaffray and Bear Stearns. She is a member of the CFA Institute and championed the 100 Women in Hedge Funds group in Los Angeles.