RENEW Strategies

Tom Scriven Earns Prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® Designation

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Emily Ziethen
| December 16, 2016

Tom Scriven, General Counsel and Partner of RENEW LLC, has earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.

The CFA charter represents a tradition of upholding the highest standards of education and integrity in the investment profession. The charter is recognized globally by employers, investment professionals and investors as the definitive standard by which to measure the competence, integrity and dedication of serious investment professionals.

As an attorney and consultant, Tom has advised U.S. and international clients on transactions and projects that aim to optimize financial and/or social returns. His work includes attracting and supporting investments in frontier markets, financial analysis and strategic planning. Prior to joining RENEW, Tom served as an associate with the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. In this capacity, he advised prominent private equity clients and other leading financial services firms, and Global 500 companies involved in mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions, government investigations and private litigation. Tom received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in political science from Houghton College. He studied finance at the University of Michigan, Dearborn College of Business.

“I am honored to become a CFA charterholder,” Scriven said, “and to apply the principles and knowledge learned during the last three years of rigorous study and exams to support investments in promising companies in sub-Saharan Africa.”

About CFA Institute:
The CFA Institute is the global association for investment professionals. It administers the CFA and CIPM curriculum and exam programs worldwide; publishes research; conducts professional development programs; and sets voluntary, ethics-based professional and performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Institute has more than 115,000 members, who include the world’s more than 100,000 CFA charterholders, in 138 countries and territories, as well as 138 affiliated professional societies in 60 countries and territories. More information may be found at

About RENEW:
RENEW is an experienced facilitator of an innovative investment model that brings the development community, the host government, foreign investors, and local companies together around a shared common interest: to grow the private sector in African economies while creating lasting change for its communities through job creation and positive social impact. RENEW’s public-private partnership model lowers the transaction costs, which normally prevent foreign investors from investing in SMEs located in frontier markets. RENEW organizes and supports medium-sized investments made by the Impact Angel Network (IAN), the largest North American-based impact angel network for Africa. RENEW acts as the IAN’s in-country support team and provides consulting and investment services that span across all aspects of the investment process. RENEW’s model seeks to reduce the costs and risks foreign investors experience when investing in developing countries, and to increase the local awareness and strength of the business community in an effort to attract larger equity investments for its companies.

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