Paul Kim

Paul Kim

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Paul Kim is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Simplify Asset Management and the President of Simplify ETFs. He has spent most of his career as a key innovator and architect in the ETF industry. Kim also has significant experience in the digital marketing, investment banking, and private equity industries. He is a regular contributor to ETF industry panels as well as financial media including Bloomberg, Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • While at Principal Global Investors, Kim he launched and built a $3+ billion ETF business from the ground up, leading ETF product development, capital markets, and distribution and marketing strategy. 
  • While at PIMCO, he helped launch and establish a $20+ billion ETF platform of fixed income ETFs, including MINT, BOND, ZROZ, and HYS.