Austin Harrison, CFA, CMT is a founding member and the Chief Market Strategist at Grindstone Intelligence. Austin is an experienced industry professional, having spent nearly a decade as a member of the portfolio management team at a Kansas City-based wealth management firm. With roles ranging from equity research to trading to investment strategy, he’s developed an appreciation for active portfolio management that seeks to capture relative strength in the market while managing risk.
Here at Grindstone, Austin employs a weight-of-the-evidence approach to his research, focusing on the macroeconomic environment, intermarket relationships, and trend recognition to identify the asset classes, sectors, industries, and individual companies that are most likely to outperform the market.
A proud alumnus of Benedictine College, Austin’s formal education centered on accounting, finance, and economics. After graduation, he worked toward earning the CFA and CMT charters, both of which he attained in 2019. The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation is a globally recognized, graduate-level credential that provides the strongest foundation in advanced investment, analysis, and real-world portfolio management skills. Earning the Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) designation demonstrates mastery of a core body of knowledge of investment risk in portfolio management and is the preeminent designation for practitioners of technical analysis worldwide.
Austin resides in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and three children.