Robert E. Kiernan III is the Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Portfolio Management LLC (APM), an investment management company based in New York City. Before founding APM, Mr. Kiernan spent nearly two decades in the capital markets with Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers, during which he was responsible for building, managing, and leading multiple global fixed income and investment banking businesses.
Prior to his capital markets career, Mr. Kiernan held several foreign policy positions in the first Reagan administration including appointments at USIA, the National Security Council, and the Department of State. He was also a member of the US Delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Commission.
Mr. Kiernan received an AB magna cum laude and an AM with distinction from the four-year AB/AM program at Boston College, and an MBA from the University of Chicago where he was a First National Bank Scholar. He also has studied as a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the University of Cambridge, and has been a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he led a seminar and research project on socially responsible investing (SRI).
Currently, Mr. Kiernan serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Educate Girls Globally, and is a member of the Research Foundation Review Board of the CFA Institute, the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (London), and the Council on Foreign Relations.