Our Mission? That’s simple: help you pass the CFA ESG exam.

About Brainie

Brainie was founded in 2022 in Switzerland, which is a epicenter of sustainable finance. Brainie as a CFA Institute Prep Provider 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.

As a CFA Institute Prep Provider, Brainie offers a comprehensive and effective e-learning experience that will allow you to prep for the CFA ESG exam. Our e-learning platform saves time and money compared to live tutoring and encapsulates the learning experience from professionals. We believe, the Brainie Prep material in combination with the official CFA Institute syllabus, is all you need to pass your CFA ESG exam. Start your journey today!

Our Values


We strive to provide the best possible experience for each and every one of our clients.

Continuous Improvement

We are always looking for ways to improve our products and services.


We are professionals while still maintaining a personal and genuine connection to our customers


We believe respecting others is one of the most important values in life.

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 serves in Brainie’s Advisory Board. 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 works as a marketing consultant for Brainie. With her many years of experience, she helps Brainie be present on social media and spread our mission. In her previous roles, she has helped many startups successfully grow their audience and expand their reach.