Enyi Kanu, MBA, CFF®
Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Enyi Kanu is a speaker, thought leader, author and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He helps people preserve and transfer wealth, build wealth, manage taxes and receive lifetime income using traditional and Alternative Strategies. He has been featured by numerous professional organizations and the media, including Fortune1, Forbes 2, Bloomberg Businessweek3 and Money 4 magazines. As an author and speaker, he has delivered numerous presentations on sound income, investment, tax planning and risk management strategies. He received an Oppenheimer award for “Achieving the highest level of professional excellence in an ever-changing economic environment.”
He is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of kANU Asset Management, LLC., a Cincinnati-based Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm. He was Senior Vice President and Certified Portfolio Manager at Wachovia Securities. Before Wachovia, he was Vice President, Investments at Dean Witter Reynolds (now Morgan Stanley), which he joined in 1988. Enyi has extensive work experience in business, finance, planning, and management. He received an MBA in Finance from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Benin, Nigeria. He has FINRA Series 3, 7, 9, 10, 63 and 65 licenses, Amex Put and Call Securities Professional and licenses. Enyi is an investment professional with certifications in “Investment Policy & Asset Allocation,” “Manager Search & Selection” and “Performance Measurement & Evaluation.” He was also a member of Wachovia Securities “Chairman's Circle of Excellence.”
Enyi's investment consulting discipline derives from Modern Portfolio Theory that he has developed into “The kANU Modern Portfolio Theory Plus”, which incorporates traditional and non-traditional asset classes, proper diversification, asset allocation, asset location, and risk balancers in the client’s investment policy. Enyi believes this complement is critical to optimal investment portfolio performance, risk management, and the accomplishment of the client’s objectives. He has also worked with various institutions advising on financial matters. He is a member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber CEO Round Table and has served on numerous boards, including The Ohio Parents for Drug Free Youth, the American Red Cross, 4C for Children and the International Association of The Greater Cincinnati Area.
Enyi founded kANU Asset Management in 2004 to deliver world-class advice and resources to a distinct, discerning high net-worth clientele, through a Family Office Structure – a virtual family office with a holistic approach to wealth management, where the successful and wealthy can establish their financial haven. Their team approach changes the way clients think about their money.
In partnership with financial specialists all over the world, Enyi and his team work tirelessly on behalf of their clients. By aligning with like-minded boutique firms worldwide, kANU Asset Management provides their clients with access to a rigorously assembled multi-disciplinary team of professionals and subject matter experts, with substantial credentials including JD, CPA, FA®, CFP®, ChFC®, LLM, CLU®, CIMA®, LUTCF®, MBA and more.