William Priest is CEO and Co-CIO of Epoch Investment Partners. He is a portfolio manager for Epoch's global equity investment strategies and leads the investment policy group. Prior to co-founding Epoch in 2004, Priest was a co-managing partner and portfolio manager at Steinberg Priest & Sloane Capital Management, LLC for three years. Before Steinberg Priest, he was a member of the Global Executive Committee of Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM), chairman and CEO of CSAM Americas and CEO and portfolio manager of its predecessor firm BEA Associates, which he co-founded in 1972. He holds the CFA designation, is a former Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Graduate School of Business.