Charles Myers ’88 is the founder and chairman of Signum Global Advisors. He has over 20 years of U.S. political and electoral experience advising candidates in presidential, congressional, gubernatorial and mayoral races, including Hillary Clinton for president in 2016. He also has 25 years of experience in global financial markets.
As chairman, Charles works with financial institutions and multinational businesses to anticipate and assess policy agendas and announcements. His areas of expertise include U.S. foreign policy and the implications of the Trump presidency in the United States, Europe and Asia. Charles also forecasts global trade policy, energy dynamics and regulation within the financial, energy and technology sectors in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe.
Formerly vice chairman of Evercore ISI, Charles was the founding partner and head of the Institutional Equities business. Before that, he served as global head of equities and board member at Fox-Pitt, Kelton.
Charles serves on the board of trustees of the Central Park Conservancy and the board of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, and previously served on the NYC Host Committee for the 2016 Democratic Convention. In addition to Charles’s Bachelor of Arts from Amherst, he earned a post-graduate Master of Philosophy degree from Cambridge University. He currently resides in New York City with his four children.
Q. Was there an “aha” or “eureka” moment at Amherst after which you knew the career you wanted to pursue?
A. I was always passionate about politics, foreign policy, international relations and the global capital markets. I wanted to find a career that would enable me to do both. For most of my career, I focused on the global capital markets and banking, but three years ago, I set up an international policy research firm that is markets-based.