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EARNEST Partners LLC manages assets for clients around the world, including corporate pension plans, state and municipal pension plans, jointly-trusteed plans, foundations and endowments. They also manage portfolios for high net worth individuals through the platforms of some of the largest broker dealers in the world. EARNEST Partners is a fundamental, bottom-up investor; their investment decisions focus on the merits of individual securities. The firm believes the best investment decisions are thoughtfully distilled from a pool of expertise, and they are pleased to offer their clients a team with the experience and the network to assess the relevant geopolitical issues, demographic trends and cultural considerations impacting their investments. They believe that identifying the most attractive investment opportunities takes a global focus.

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Paul E. Viera

CEO and Partner

Mr. Viera is the founder of EARNEST Partners, an investment firm responsible for overseeing over $20 billion for municipalities, states, corporations, endowments, eleemosynary groups, and universities. He developed Return Pattern Recognition®, the investment methodology used to screen equities at EARNEST Partners. He has a BA in economics from the University of Michigan, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and has over 25 years of investment experience. Mr. Viera 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 is a Trustee of the Woodruff Arts Center and a member of its investment committee, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts. He is also a commentator for several news organizations, including, among others, CNBC and Bloomberg News.

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