SWFI – Movers and Shakers – January 22, 2015

Paul Smith Named President and CEO of CFA Institute

Paul Smith has been named President and CEO of the CFA Institute. Smith was managing director, APAC and global head of institutional partnerships at the CFA Institute. The global body of financial professionals decided to hire someone internally for the role. Smith succeeds Dwight D. Churchill, the interim CFA president. CEO John Rogers held the role before Churchill.

Before joining the CFA Institute in October 2012, Smith was chairman and CEO of Asia Alternative Asset Partners. Before that, he worked at HSBC as global head of securities services and global head of alternative funds administration.

Kenneth Caplan Promoted to Global Real Estate CIO at Blackstone Group

Kenneth Caplan has been appointed global chief investment officer for real estate at The Blackstone Group. This is a new position and Caplan will report to Jonathan Gray, global head of real estate. Previously, Caplan was senior managing director and head of real estate, Europe for Blackstone. Harvard-educated Caplan has been with Blackstone since 1997 and has been involved in notable deals such as Equity Office Properties, Hilton Hotels, Trizec Properties and La Quinta.

Economou to be CIO of Lombard Odier’s Multi-Asset Business

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