Ryan P. Jennings CAIA, CFP®
- Ryan is originally from the small town of Gilman, located in Central Iowa about 2 hours west of the Quad Cities. He fondly remembers the smell of corn drying in the local Co-Op’s drying bins just a few streets from the house he grew up in.
- Ryan is very clear that he would not be where he is without his wonderful wife, Carrie. They have two daughters, Elyse and Aela, who keep the Jennings’ house very pink and almost always smiling.
- Long before attending the University of Iowa, Ryan knew he would end up there. Beyond being a Hawkeye herself, his Mother’s family is from Eastern Iowa. As Ryan saw the unbridled devotion to the black and gold from such an early age, it laid the foundation to his own dreams of being a Hawkeye.
- I love naps. Spotify has a “Deep Sleep” playlist that I’ll put on and within a minute, I’m out and chatting with my friend R.E.M. 30-40 minutes later I’m back and ready to take on the world again.
- Ryan received his CFP® designation in 2017 and is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
The CFP® certification is a voluntary certification; no federal or state law or regulation requires financial planners to hold CFP® certification. It is recognized in the United States and a number of other countries for its (1) high standard of professional education; (2) stringent code of conduct and standards of practice; and (3) ethical requirements that govern professional engagements with clients. Currently, more than 62,000 individuals have obtained CFP® certification in the United States.
The CAIA Charter is administered by the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association and requires a comprehensive understanding of core and advanced concepts regarding alternative investments, structures, and ethical obligations. To qualify for the CAIA Charter, finance professionals must complete a self-directed, comprehensive course of study on risk-return attributes of institutional quality alternative assets; pass both the Level I and Level II CAIA examinations at global, proctored testing centers; attest annually to the terms of the Member Agreement; and hold a US bachelor's degree (or equivalent) plus have at least one year of professional experience or have four years of professional experience.