Richard E. Azarloza, CFA, CFP
Chief Executive Officer
Richard joined Covington in 2006 and serves as Chief Exectuive Officer and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He previously served as Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Operating Officer at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in Los Angeles.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with over 25 years of experience as both portfolio manager and research analyst.
Richard is a graduate of UCLA with a BS degree in Mathematics and Economics and received his MBA in Finance from California State University Northridge. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Los Angeles, and Town Hall Los Angeles. Richard is fluent in Spanish.
Richard and his wife Sylvia have two children and live in Northridge.
What is the CFA and CFP?
The CFA is a professional designation awarded by the CFA Institute (formerly AIMR) to investment and financial professionals after demonstrating competence and integrity of financial analysis. Candidates are required to pass three levels of exams covering areas such as accounting, economics, ethics, money management and security analysis. Before becoming a CFA charterholder, you must have four years of qualified investment/financial career experience.
The Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation is a professional certification mark for financial planners conferred by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) in the United States, and by 25 organizations affiliated with Financial Planning Standard Board (FPSB), the international owner of the CFP mark outside the United States.
To receive authorization to use the designation, the candidate must meet education, examination, experience and ethics requirements, and pay an ongoing certification fee.