Jeffrey Diermeier is the past President and CEO of the CFA Institute and the former Global Chief Investment Officer of UBS Global Asset Management. Previously at UBS and its predecessors, he served as Deputy CIO, Co-Head of Global Equities, Head of US Equities and Head of Asset Allocation. Mr. Diermeier was one of the founding Managing Partners at Brinson Partners, Inc. In his investment roles on the buy side, his duties were focused on active asset management for institutional clients.
Mr. Diermeier currently is engaged in a range of activities. He is Chairman of L.B. White Company, Inc. and Hospitality International, an Onalaska, WI based producer of heaters for the agricultural, construction, greenhouse and tent markets as well as hospitality products. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee on the public company board of Janus Capital Group. He is a Trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation, which oversees the FASB and GASB. He chairs the Investment Committee of the University of Wisconsin Foundation and is a minority owner and Advisory Committee Chair of Stairway Partners a multi-asset manager. Along with his wife, Julie, Mr. Diermeier is Co-Trustee of the Diermeier Family Foundation and is a member of the President’s Board at UCAN, a Chicago-based troubled youth development organization.
Previously, he served on the Board of Governors of the CFA Institute. He was a member of various groups: the SEC’s Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting (CiFIR); the University of Wisconsin’s Business School Board of Advisors; the University of Chicago Investment Committee; the Board of XBRL-US; the Q-Group Board; the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago Board; and, was Chair of the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation among others.
Mr. Diermeier has received leadership awards from the CFA Institute (Pete Morley Distinguished Service Award) and the University of Wisconsin Business School (Distinguished Business Alumnus Award). His published research has received awards from the Financial Analysts Journal (two Graham and Dodd Scrolls for work on capital markets and international security pricing) and the Q-Group (Roger Murray Award for research on asset allocation). He has also endowed the Diermeier Chair in Finance at the University of Wisconsin.