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Experience Unmatched Exam Preparation for CFA ESG and GARP SCR, Tailored by Industry Experts.

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
Founder

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
Partner

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.

Valerian Valkin
Tech Expert

Valerian, as the CTO at Brainie and CEO of 2V Modules, plays a crucial role in maintaining our platform at the forefront of innovation. His deep expertise in developing edtech platforms is integral to our mission, enabling us to consistently meet and anticipate customer needs. Through his leadership, we are committed to keeping our platform state-of-the-art, constantly innovating and improving to ensure that our preparation processes remain as efficient and effective as possible, thereby solidifying our position as leaders in the edtech space.

Marina Rastvorova
Business Analyst

Marina is a skilled Business Analyst at Brainie, where her pivotal role in designing our platform has been instrumental. Her analytical prowess and deep understanding of user needs have ensured that our solutions not only meet but exceed customer expectations, making our processes more intuitive and efficient.

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.

Sandro Casanova, 3. May 2023

I used Brainie ESG CFA preperation material. It’s very useful and I would highly recommend it!

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

michele meister, 14. May 2023

Very useful to study for the Cfa ESG exam.

Lina Attie, 11. May 2023

Brainie was very useful for my preparation of the ESG Certification which I passed in March 2023. The question bank and mock exams really helped me understand the content of the exam in an efficient way. I highly recommend anyone to purchase Brainie before the exam.

Alex Vlachopoulou, 2. May 2023

While preparing for the Certificate in ESG investing exam, I felt that there were not enough tests and questions in the book. I decided to use Brainie and couldn't be happier with the Q Bank and the preparation provided. I felt that the questions specifically were a really good representation of the ones asked in the exam. I also liked that once you answer a question in the Qbank you could also find the explanation below. Highly recommend it!

Tsubasa Yoshizaki, 12. May 2023

I used Brainie to prepare for my CFA ESG certificate exam. It offers a variety of practice questions, which helped me a lot!!!