Paul Smith, FCA, CFA, MA
 

is strategic advisor to SuisseTechPartners and an independent corporate director.

He served as President and CEO of CFA Institute from January 2015 to September 2019.

Previously he owned and ran Asia Alternative Asset Partners, a Hong Kong Hedge Fund Group.

He first came to Hong Kong in 1996 to run the Bank of Bermuda’s securities servicing business and on sale to HSBC acted as Global Head of HSBC’s alternative funds servicing business.

From 1984 to 1995 he worked for Ermitage International a European fund manager spending the last seven years as CEO.

He started his career as an auditor at PriceWaterhouse in London.

Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Master of Arts degree from Oxford University.