Best-Selling Author®, Christian Koch, is recognized as one of the top ThoughtLeaders® and private wealth experts in the money management industry. He is a veteran investment manager and equity research leader known for providing customized retirement investment strategies to his clients. Christian is President and Owner of KAM South, an Atlanta based, fast-growing firm that provides advice for investment management, retirement, financial planning and tax strategies. He also holds various prestigious certifications including Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) and a Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) and has been honored with the coveted Five Star Wealth Manager Award in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Christian launched KAM South in 2011 to fill a need he saw in the financial world. Using the extensive experience he acquired from his previous positions in large companies such as Lindner Funds (a four billion dollar mutual fund company), Fifth Third Bank, and Trusco Capital Management, Christian has grown KAM South from a firm that started with just a couple million to over 70 million in asset management all in the past six years. KAM South brings to life its brand motto of “We Build Wealth.” One of the ways Christian is able to help his clients is through the unique process system he developed in which clients use customized portfolios to attain predictable and sustainable income. While the firms unique Retirement Income Planning Process makes sure to protect their client’s finances for years to come, it’s Christian’s Southern hospitality and ability to make his clients feel happy and “at home” that makes KAM South truly a success.
Christian has shared his expertise throughout several media outlets. He has been quoted multiple times in The Wall Street Journal, and has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates after appearing as a guest in the show Times Square Today® and The Brian Tracy Show. Christian is also a Best-Selling Author® of the titles The Soul of Success and Get In The Game, which he co-authored with Jack Canfield and Kevin Harrington respectively. He is also author of Performance 360 and is currently collaborating with Larry King to co-author the forthcoming book The Big Question.
Christian completed his Bachelor of Business Administration at Stetson University, where he was also a Division I Baseball player. He continued his education with an MBA from Jacksonville University. He is also a Harvard Business School Advance Management Program graduate and is currently working on his Doctor of Business Administration degree from the University of South Florida, he anticipates completing the program in 2020. Christian is also on the Board of Directors of Rotary Club of Buckhead, and is involved in the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta.
Christian has mastered the art of work/life balance. On top of running a successful company and continuing his education, he is also a loving husband and father to five children between the ages of 8 and 16, three girls and two boys. An avid baseball fan, he can often be found at SunTrust Stadium with his family cheering on the Atlanta Braves.