Based in the New York City metro area, I have worked in the capital markets industry for over 10 years where I have held roles as a metals and mining analyst, arbitrage trader, exchange-traded fund developer, and consultant. I conceptualized and co-founded a company to bring to market the first diamond industry and mining equipment ETFs, which were listed on the New York Stock Exchange Arca. 

As an independent analyst and consultant, my work on diamonds and the mining industry has been used globally by institutional investors, management consulting firms, private and public corporations, governments, intergovernmental organizations and universities including Fidelity Investments, HSBC, UBS, Scotiabank, KPMG, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, De Beers, ALROSA, Rio Tinto, the International Monetary Fund, the Fiscal Policy Division of the Northwest Territories of Canada, the Bank of Botswana, the Ministry of Finance of Namibia and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

I am a regular contributor to industry leading trade journals and websites including The London Mining Journal, Kitco,, The Northern Miner and Mining Review Africa, and I am regularly interviewed by prominent media outlets including Reuters, The Financial Times, CBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Times of India, Agence France-Presse, The Nikkei Asian Review, The Globe and Mail, Forbes, and The Economist. In addition, I am regularly invited to speak at institutional investor and industry conferences.

I am a graduate of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business with a B.S. in finance and I am a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of New York.

I can be reached at and followed on Twitter at @paulzimnisky.

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