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Doug Kinsey '23 C-Suite Advisor Since 2023

Founding Partner | Artifex Financial Group


Doug Kinsey is a partner in Artifex Financial Group, a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm based in Dayton, Ohio.

Doug has over 25 years experience in financial services, and has been a CFP certificant since 1999. Additionally, he holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary and Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst certifications as well as Certified Investment Management Analyst. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has also completed the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Investment Management Education Program.

Doug’s passion for financial planning is rooted in investments. As a child, he read books on investing and has always found the idea of learning about companies, discovering new ideas, and finding hidden values to be extremely exciting. He does not believe in the abuses of Modern Portfolio Theory or an over-reliance on statistics and indexing. Active management is not dead, but the way it is approached should be. In his opinion, common sense and careful investing are what is required to be a successful investor.

Artifex Financial Group was founded in 2007 by Doug and his business partner, Darren Harp. Artifex currently advises almost $100,000,000 in assets and serves 180 client households and corporate pension plans. In addition to personal financial advice, AFG provides active investment management, back office solutions, process improvement strategies, and employee development consulting to financial advisory firms.

Doug received his BA in political science and finance from The Ohio State University, his HBX CORe and HBX Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School, and completed the Investment Management Education Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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