Paul Smith, CFA
Paul Smith, CFA, is president and CEO of CFA Institute, where he previously served as managing director for the Asia-Pacific region and led the region’s institutional partnerships division. He served as CEO at Ermitage International, an alternative funds management company; as Asia head of securities services and global head of securities services at Bank of Bermuda in Hong Kong; and as global head of alternative funds administration at HSBC. Mr. Smith also founded and served as CEO of Asia Alternative Asset Partners and is an executive committee member of the Alternative Investment Management Association in Hong Kong. He has served on the boards of several Asia-based funds and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Smith holds a master’s degree in history from Oxford University.