My Qualifications

Chris Michelsen brings 22 years of industry experience to his financial advisory role with B. Riley. Backed by the expertise of B. Riley Wealth Management’s team of in-house professionals, Chris develops custom solutions designed to meet the unique needs of his high net worth clients, family offices, business owners, corporate executives, and real estate professionals.

These solutions can incorporate risk management, equity and debt portfolios, structured products, private equity, public/private real estate investments, hedge funds, and tax efficient and socially responsible investing. Additional resources for clients include a sophisticated financial planning platform, annuity and insurance products, asset backed lending options, qualified plan and 401(k) advisory services, corporate executive services, and a full range of investment banking and capital markets services accessible through B. Riley Securities.

Chris began his financial career in 1999 as an institutional equity trader with UBS. He spent 13 years trading equities and derivatives before transitioning to wealth management in 2012. He moved his growing advisory practice to B. Riley Wealth Management in September 2021.

Chris holds two degrees from New York University, graduating with honors in Economics and Business. He lives in Wilton, CT, with his wife and their children and enjoys cross training, yoga, and being a family man.