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Paul E. Viera

Paul Viera

Paul Viera is the founder and CEO of EARNEST Partners, a global investment firm responsible for overseeing over $20 billion for municipalities, states, corporations, endowments and universities. He conceived and developed Return Pattern Recognition®, the investment methodology used to screen equities at EARNEST Partners.

Mr. Viera has a BA in economics from the University of Michigan, an MBA from the Harvard Business School and over 30 years of investment experience. He was a vice president at Bankers Trust in both New York and London. He later joined Invesco, where he became a global partner and senior member of its investment team.

Mr. Viera serves as a member of the following boards: the board of Take-Two Interactive (TTWO), the board of Dean’s Advisors for Harvard Business School, the board of Foreign Advisors of Haitong Securities (the second-largest Chinese securities firm), the Carter Center Board of Councilors, the National Center for Human & Civil Rights, the University of Michigan School of Information External Advisory Board, the Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School Board, and the Emory University Board of Visitors. Mr. Viera also serves as a trustee of the Woodruff Arts Center and a member of its investment committee. Additionally he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a commentator for several news organizations, including, among others, CNBC and Bloomberg News.