Asa W. Graves VII, CFA®

Partner | President & Chief Investment Officer

Asa is a financial advisor who helps his clients live their best life in concert with their dreams and values. As a founding partner of Graves-Light, he serves as President and Chief Investment Officer of the firm. Asa has worked in the financial industry since 1991 in various roles, including as a senior research analyst and portfolio manager for both institutional and individual clients. His career focusing on both large institutional investors and individual investors gives him significant experience working with diverse clients and their unique situations. He is deeply committed to his community and is a past board member of the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic, War Paints, and the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Asa is proud to call Harrisonburg home and enjoys spending time with his wife, Kathleen, and their two children. In his free time, he loves skiing, exercising and playing golf.

Education & Accolades:

  • B.B.A., with a concentration in Finance, University of Richmond
  • Investment research recognized by The Wall Street Journal in their 2001 “Best on the Street” analyst survey
  • Ranked as a Top Financial Advisor Under 40 by On Wall Street, and as one of the top 400 financial advisors in the U.S. by The Financial Times
  • Holds the Chartered Financial Analysts ® (CFA ®) designation