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About Brainie

Brainie was founded in 2022 in Switzerland. As a CFA Institute Prep Provider, Brainie has become the go-to source for CFA ESG study material. We are proud of the fact that our famous Q-bank, Mock exams and Summary notes have helped candidates worldwide to successfully obtain the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing. We take pride in our reputation for excellence and our ability to empower investment professionals to reach their full potential. Join the ranks of successful CFA ESG certified professionals with Brainie.

Brainie is your ultimate destination for CFA ESG exam preparation. We provide a powerful and effective e-learning experience that combines the expertise of industry professionals with the official CFA Institute syllabus to give you the best chance of success. Save time and money with our e-learning platform, and start your journey to becoming a CFA ESG certified professional today. Trust Brainie, Trust Success.

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In Brief

Founded in Switzerland

Led by CFA Charterholders

20+ Years of Experience in Finance

We speak 5 Languages

Meet the Team

Patrick Rissi
Investment Manager

Patrick is the Founder of Brainie. Apart from his work at Brainie, he is an Investment Manager for a Switzerland-based boutique asset management firm that runs opportunistic equity investment strategies. He is also in charge of the firms ESG and Sustainability-strategy, and in that capacity developed a framework to integrate ESG into the investment process. Prior to this role, he worked at a major Investment Bank as an Equity Sales, serving asset management clients with the most recent sell-side research and market insights, including ESG research of the various companies.

Luca Michienzi
Business Development

Luca is a Partner at Brainie. Luca has more than 10 years of asset management experience. His current role is Account Manager for a leading global asset management firm, focused on bringing the firm’s investment approaches and market research to its wealth management and institutional clients. In his role, Luca has first-hand experience in helping private banks and other investors achieve their sustainability objectives within their investment mandates. Prior to his current role, he worked at a different major asset management firm in its Private Equity and Infrastructure department.

Theresia Kienler
Stewardship Expert

Theresia is a member of Brainie’s Advisory Board. With more than 30 years of experience in wealth management she has an extensive knowledge in investment selection and portfolio construction. In her current position as New Product Manager for a Swiss Private Bank, Theresia has taken on the role to lead the company’s environmental, social and governance efforts. Her focus is on idea generation, interpretation of major company developments and identifying ESG issues. She holds an MA in philosophy from Vienna University and completed the Oxford Leading Sustainable Corporations Program.

Kirsten Saliba
Marketing Consultant

Kirsten, our seasoned marketing maven at Brainie, leverages her extensive experience to propel our presence in the digital sphere, especially social media. She is instrumental in amplifying our mission and values to a broader audience. In her illustrious career, she has been the driving force behind the impressive growth and expanded reach of numerous start-ups. With Kirsten on our team, Brainie's message of empowering sustainable finance education resonates further and wider than ever.

Customer Reviews that Speak for Themselves

Our Google reviews speak for themselves - they are genuine and come straight from the heart. We're proud to share them with you, so you can see how we've helped others achieve their goals and how we can help you too.

Antonio Cabeda, 26. January 2023

Good Qbank, helped me to drill the material, I would recommend to anyone thinking about taking the CFA ESG exam

Fredrika Cederlund, 29. April 2023

I used Brainie for my CFA ESG revision and it added so much value to my studies. Brainie provides a comprehensive Q bank which complements CFA's material well. I would recommend!

james wyant, 14. January 2023

I used Brainie in preparation for the Certificate in ESG Investing and highly recommend the materials. Read through the curriculum once, take flash cards, then supplement with the robust Brainie question bank to drill questions over and over. I felt very relaxed and confident going into the exam and credit this to the Brainie study materials! I chose Brainie based on reviews I came across on Reddit and people swear by it. I found them extremely helpful and affordable.

Sophie & Herve, 7. May 2023

Very useful material to prepare the CFA ESG exam. Includes summary notes, quizzes and mock exams. Add value to the preparation. Highly recommended 👍

michele meister, 14. May 2023

Very useful to study for the Cfa ESG exam.

J Klaetsch, 29. April 2023

I tested for my Certificate in ESG Investing from CFA Institute in Nov 2022. I read through the included curriculum from CFA Institute, and used the included questions for each chapter, but those weren't particularly extensive so I supplemented my studies with the Brainie question bank. It was particularly useful being able to do just a handful of questions at a time on my phone when I had small windows of downtime. Passed the test!