Robert G. Kahl
Robert G. Kahl, CFA, CPA, MBA is the Managing Member and Portfolio Manager for Sabino Investment Management, LLC. He was born in 1955 in Tucson, Arizona. He attended the University of Arizona where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1976 with a major in accounting. Mr. Kahl also attended the University of California at Berkeley for two academic years and earned his Master of Business Administration degree in 1980 with an emphasis in finance and marketing.
After graduating from the University of Arizona, Mr. Kahl began his career as an auditor for the Arizona Auditor General’s office where he worked for two years. After receiving his MBA, Mr. Kahl worked as an accounting/financial analyst at Mattel, Inc., Tosco Corporation, and Xerox. He also worked as a per diem accountant for a variety of other organizations. During 1993-1994, Mr. Kahl worked as a senior portfolio associate/portfolio manager at Bank of America in the Investment Management & Trust Services Division where he managed approximately 280 accounts ($116 million). Prior to starting his investment advisory service in May 1997, he worked as a per diem accountant/financial analyst at Agrometrics, Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, and two public accounting firms.
Mr. Kahl became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1978. The current requirements in Arizona for the Certified Public Account designation include: 1) 150 semester-hours of education coursework, including at least 36 semester hours of accounting courses and 30 semester hours of related courses; 2) a passing grade in each subject (accounting theory, accounting practice, business law, and auditing) of the CPA exam; and 3) full-time work experience of at least one year in the office of a certified public accountant or public accountant (or equivalent experience).
Mr. Kahl became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder in 1996. The Chartered Financial Analyst charter is a globally respected, graduate-level investment credential established in 1962 and is awarded by CFA Institute – the largest global association of investment professionals. To earn the CFA charter, candidates must: 1) pass three sequential, six-hour examinations; 2) have at least four years of qualified professional investment experience; 3) join CFA Institute as members; and 4) commit to abide by, and annually reaffirm, their adherence to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
The CFA program curriculum provides a comprehensive framework of knowledge for investment decision making and is firmly grounded in the knowledge and skills used every day in the investment profession. The three levels of the CFA Program test a proficiency with a wide range of fundamental and advanced investment topics, including ethical and professional standards, fixed-income and equity analysis, alternative and derivative investments, economics, financial reporting standards, portfolio management, and wealth planning. Regulatory bodies in 22 countries and territories recognize the CFA charter as a proxy for meeting certain licensing requirements. For more information about the CFA charter and/or CFA Institute, visit www.cfainstitute.org.