Neda Yarich serves as President of Kopernik Global Investors. She is responsible for the business strategy and management of the firm’s non-investment activities. Neda was previously Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to that, she was an assistant portfolio manager and research associate covering the consumer discretionary sector, and chair of the management committee at Kopernik Global Investors. Previously, Neda served an assistant portfolio manager at Vinik Asset Management where she worked closely with the head of the global value team assisting with the management of the $2.7 billion Global Value Long-Short equity portfolio. She also worked as a research associate analyzing consumer discretionary stocks. Additionally, she was a vice president at Nuveen Investments, responsible for supervising the marketing efforts and consultant database management of Nuveen’s various investment affiliates. Neda also spent eight years with the Capital Group Companies. Initially, she was a senior portfolio control analyst at Capital Guardian Trust and Capital International, responsible for portfolio administration of a variety of clients across the globe. She subsequently assumed responsibility for marketing efforts in the retirement plan space for American Funds.
Neda earned her bachelor of science degree in finance and marketing from California State University, Northridge and a Certificate in Business Excellence from Columbia University.