Ryan Kruger, CFACRD Number: 5425820
Current Firm: Khp Capital LLC
Compensation Model: Fee Only
Ryan Kruger is the Head of Advisor Services for Wealthminder and has over 9 years of experience in the finance industry.
Ryan is also a Partner and Portfolio Manager for KHP Capital, an independent RIA practice. Since 2007, he has worked with the team to standardize the investment and client service processes, to create the investment models that form the core of the firm's investment offering.
Prior to this, Ryan spent several years as a business consultant with Ernst & Young and with two boutique firms, working with some of the most recognizable organizations in the US. His areas of focus included project management, analytics and key performance measures, business intelligence systems, and communications strategy.
Ryan also worked for three years with Cvent Inc., a Washington, DC-based technology company, in Strategy, Marketing, and Finance roles. While at Cvent, he worked closely with the CEO and CFO to create the firm’s business plan and to communicate with venture capital firms and private investors, raising over $18 million in initial funding. Ryan also conducted research to define the company’s target customer profile, to determine the service pricing, and to benchmark Cvent’s offering against competitors.
Ryan is a graduate of the business program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, where his peers voted him the most outstanding student leader in his class. He also received his master’s degree from London Business School in the United Kingdom, where he was one of fifteen students recognized for exceptional service and leadership.
Ryan holds Series 7 and Series 66 registrations and is a CFA charterholder.
- Asset allocation (advice only, not execution)
- Indexing / passive investing
- Investment management
- Concentrated / highly appreciated positions
- Stock options / restricted stock
- Business executives
- Finance professionals
- Small business owners
- Gen X
KHP created its investment approach based on the philosophy that straightforward, systematic investment management using lower-cost, liquid instruments will provide clients with a lower-stress and more-favorable investment experience over time. The team has based its approach on well published academic financial research, such as Modern Portfolio Theory, Time-Series Momentum, Active-vs-Passive Performance Comparison, and research in the area of behavioral finance. The approach includes two primary components: strategic asset allocation and tactical shifts based on the market environment.
The strategic component relies on three fundamental concepts:
- Asset allocation is important
- The best long-term relative investment returns will come from the strongest economies
- Active investment managers will underperform their benchmarks over time
The tactical component of the strategy relies on four concepts:
- Market returns do not follow a normal distribution
- Investors tend to have greater interest in mitigating losses in bad markets than they do in maximizing gains in good markets
- Market returns move with momentum
- Liquidity and cost are important considerations
KHP Capital charges fees as a % of assets under management, hourly consulting fees, or retainer fees based on the type of work. We disclose all fees and receive no commissions, soft dollars, or other concessions from any investment product providers.
|KHP Capital, LLC||Dallas, TX||Nov 2015 - Current||1|
|Wealthminder||McLean, VA||Jul 2015 - Current||2|
|First Allied Securities, Inc.||Tulsa, OK||May 2010 - Mar 2016||5|
|Sws Financial Services||Tulsa, WY||Sep 2007 - May 2010||2|
|Cadence Quest||Arlington, VA||Oct 2003 - Jul 2007||3|
|Master of Science||London Business School||Finance||-|
|Bachelor of Science||Carnegie Mellon University||Business Administration||-|
|Exam Code||Name||Passed Date|
|S7||General Securities Representative Examination (GS)||Jun 2008|
|S66||NASAA Uniform Combined State Law Examination||Nov 2008|
Total Assets Under Management105MILLIONS
Total Number of Accounts199ACCOUNTS
Average Account Value$525,309
CA, KS, MI, NC, OK, TX
KHP Capital, LLC is a SEC-Registered Investment Advisor