Andrés Ochoa

Los Angeles

I was born in the beautiful city of Medellin, Colombia. If you have never been there, then let us plan a visit as I know you will not regret it. I came to California when I was about 16 years old... boy that was fun! Have you ever seen a movie in which a teenager goes to school in a foreign country without knowing the language, without really knowing someone, without knowing the culture.... well, that was me with the exception that I was also being exposed to many different nationalities (it adds a level of complexity). Again, it was a fun experience!! Well, now I live in Los Angeles. I graduated from CSUN with a B.Sc. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics. I have been lucky enough to have worked with great people and for good firms and clients... yes, I have done consulting work for companies such as Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), Colony Capital, GoDaddy (no, we met with management but Danica was not present nor I got to drive their race car), and just to mention a few. I am following my passions and dreams as I am looking for a career in investment management and currently working on some ideas of my own to create two revolutionary products (fitness related... shh!). I once had an equity portfolio but I liquidated it to buy a home... and I cannot complain.... so far the return on equity has been north of 300%. If you ask my friends they can also tell you that I have been good at seeing short sale opportunities... patience and knowledge are two key elements in life, ha! I am working towards building my own portfolio again while at the same time finishing the CFA curriculum. I also plan to apply to business school in the near future (three to five years from now).... Chicago better be ready for me as I want to go to Chicago Booth.

  • Education
    • California State University
    • Northridge
    • CFA Institute