Christopher Cannon, CFA

  • Christopher Cannon, CFA

Partner / Chief Investment Officer
27-year career : 19 years at FirsTrust

Mr. Cannon is a Partner and the firm's Chief Investment Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Chairman of the Investment Committee.





Chris is a 6th-generation native of Florida. He began his investing career at one of the nation’s oldest Wall Street mutual fund complexes in Richmond, VA. After returning to Florida, Mr. Cannon joined an institutional equity-trading desk, and has subsequently handled advanced issues such as arbitrage strategies, derivatives contracts and pension consulting.


BA, Centre College, Danville, KY.

CFA Institute Investment Management / Harvard Business School Investment Management Workshop


Mr. Cannon holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute, a board member of the CFA Society of Orlando, and a Registered Financial Advisor in the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). Chris also serves as a member on the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’s College of Business Industry Advisory Board, a member of the Best Practices Board for the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, and as a Director for Goyan Foundation, a nonprofit that supports children in need. 


Personal note:
Chris is a former rugby player.