His research and analysis on the diamond industry, which includes natural as well as lab-created diamonds, is used by financial institutions, management consulting firms, private and public corporations, governments, intergovernmental organizations and universities including: HSBC, UBS, Scotiabank, Fidelity Investments, KPMG, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, De Beers, ALROSA, Rio Tinto, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, The International Monetary Fund and the governments of Canada, South Africa and Botswana.
He has a monthly subscription-based diamond industry research report called State of the Diamond Market, a proprietary rough diamond price index called the Zimnisky Global Rough Diamond Price Index and a regular podcast called the Paul Zimnisky Diamond Analytics Podcast which is available on iTunes and Spotify.
Paul is a regular contributor to industry-leading trade journals and he is often interviewed and quoted by prominent media outlets including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, The Economist, Vogue, The Globe and Mail, Agence France-Presse, The Times of India, The South China Morning Post, Xinhua and China Daily.
In addition, Paul is often invited to speak at institutional investor and industry conferences around the world and has given keynote presentations on the diamond industry in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Prior to his work as an independent diamond industry analyst, Paul worked in the financial markets industry for over 10 years in capacities including buy-side analyst, high-frequency trader and exchange-traded fund developer. He 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.
Paul is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in finance. He is a CFA® charterholder and is a member of the CFA Society of New York.