James E. Francis

Founder and CEO, James E Francis, has guided Paradigm from business concept to implementation for more than 25 years.

Mr. Francis is responsible for the oversight and development of all of Paradigm’s strategies including its innovative proprietary ranking process AlphaMax. He has been acknowledged by numerous publications and television programs including CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Pensions & Investments, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Business Week, Black Enterprise, Institutional Investor and Plan Sponsor. He has been active on the speaking circuit worldwide throughout his career taking on such topics as 130/30 investing, hedge funds, portable alpha asset allocation, style management, as well a host of general industry issues.

Prior to founding Paradigm Asset Management Company, Mr. Francis was responsible for the development of an in-house business unit for Oppenheimer and Company designed to serve the needs of institutional investors in the area of investment management, cash management, and equity and fixed income trading for public and private accounts. Previously, Mr. Francis was an executive with Shearson Lehman Hutton where he worked with the Consulting Services Division providing asset management consulting to the private and public market. Mr. Francis was also responsible for national and international marketing for the IBM Corporation.

Mr. Francis received his B.A. from Morehouse College. He serves or has served on the board of Council of Urban Professionals, Community Financial Resource Center Corporate Leadership Board, ArtsConnection, Wall Street Project, and the C.J. Francis Sickle Cell Foundation. He is a member of the New York City Partnership, National Association of Security Professional, NY-NASP, New American Alliance, Council of Institutional Investors, and National Council on Teacher Retirement.

 


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