Chris Magana

Contributing Assistant Professor of Finance

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Contact Information

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301

I am a full-time investment practitioner, part-time financial markets educator, and lifelong value investing student. As a practitioner I protect and grow generational wealth for high-net-worth clients and foundations and endowments based in the Pacific Northwest. I deploy capital based on the timeless principles of value investing: (1) Avoid permanent losses of capital, (2) Invest when opportunities provide a reasonable margin of safety, and (3) Invest in businesses within my circle of competence.


Chris Magana joined the contributing faculty of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management in summer 2015. Chris brings with him nearly a decade of portfolio management experience.

As an adjunct educator over the past six years, Chris has taught more than 500 students the principles of portfolio management, personal finance, foundational finance theories, and value investing. He is passionate about contributing to the development of the next generation of value investors and responsible business leaders. "I want them to have the analytical tools to think independently and seek ethical solutions," Chris said.


  • M.B.A., Atkinson Graduate School of Management
  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law
  • B.A., Concordia University, Portland

Areas of Instruction

Portfolio Management, Personal Finance, Foundational Finance Theories and Value Investing
Willamette University

Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

Portland Center

200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland Oregon 97201 U.S.A.

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