Amero Global Investors, LLC

Competence, Performance, Integrity

William A. Whipple, Jr., CFA

Founder, President and CIO

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Amero Global Investors is a boutique institutional real estate investment firm availing niche investment opportunities. William leads the firm, provides vision, and oversees client relations and new business initiatives. Through over 30 years of financial, investment, risk management, construction, institutional real estate investing, credit risk analysis, portfolio management, entrepreneurial and Fortune 100 management experience, William built a solid reputation on competence, performance and integrity, the founding principles of Amero Global Investors, LLC.


While serving in management positions with two Fortune 100 companies and as a successful entrepreneur, William developed industry leading models for fiduciary responsibility and risk control that will serve institutional investors well. His roles involved top investigative organizations including the FBI.  William worked the last nearly 20 years investing in institutional real estate. Prior to founding Amero Global Investors, LLC, William was Director, Institutional Real Estate for TIAA-CREF Asset Management, directly responsible for development and marketing the organization's $75 billion global real estate equity and debt strategies and products for institutional investors. William contributed analytic proficiency to investment committee meetings to evaluate, discuss metrics and conclude individual property investment decisions.


Prior to joining the TIAA-CREF organization, William was Manager, Equities and Risk for the Southern Company. He was responsible for over $4 billion in investments, including oversight of real estate, domestic equity, international equity and risk management for the pension fund. He was architect of the real estate strategy for the high performing portfolio whose strategic allocation increased from 7% to 10% to 15% in excess of $1 billion under his leadership. 


Earlier he excelled in numerous leadership roles that included business continuity and disaster recovery, credit risk analysis, global cash operations and forecasting, integration of affiliates' treasury operations, management consulting, company-wide cross functional systems implementation, civil engineering and construction project management. William is a sought after speaker on investment and risk management subjects. His work has been published in the Pension Real Estate Quarterly and co-published in the Journal of Portfolio Management. 

As an entrepreneur, William successfully founded and operated one of ADT Security Services' 300 dealerships for eight years, overseeing sales, marketing, telemarketing and installation functions, after personally obtaining a Georgia unrestricted low voltage electrical license for installation and supervision of fiber optics, telecommunication systems, closed circuit TV and automated security systems until joining TIAA-CREF. 


William earned a bachelor of civil engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA in finance from Georgia State University. William acquired the credentials Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Series 7 & 63, Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and Certified Professional Manager (CM).


William serves or has served in the civic and charitable community through organizations such as Carrie Steele-Pitts Home, Inc. for children as 1st Vice President  and Treasurer, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. as Financial Secretary, the Buckhead YMCA Board of Trustees and the North Buckhead Civic Association.