Paul Smith, CFA

Paul Smith, CFA, leads CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. Mr. Smith has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the asset management industry, including over 18 years in Asia. Prior to joining CFA Institute, he served as chairman and CEO of Asia Alternative Asset Partners. Before that, he was Asia head of securities services at Bank of Bermuda and after the bank’s acquisition by HSBC, served as global head of securities services and global head of alternative funds administration in New York. He joined CFA Institute in 2012 as managing director for Asia Pacific and was appointed president and CEO in 2015. Mr. Smith holds a master’s degree in history from Oxford University.