Paul holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Colorado State University. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, appearing in the society’s publication, the Finance Professionals’ Post. He also is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, a global, not-for-profit organization advocating for efficient, ethical and transparent capital markets and investment decision-making. Paul is a CFA charterholder, a designation awarded to college graduates who successfully complete the program’s rigorous educational and practical requirements, and who commit to upholding the Institute’s stringent Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct standards.

Paul resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut with his wife Carol and their adopted rescue pups Chloe (a sweet Catahoula leopard dog) and Eddie (a good old beagle-shepherd mix). The images here and elsewhere on our website were taken from Paul and Carol’s travels to Patagonia, Machu Picchu, Utah, Colorado, and Europe, journeys that evoke the same long-term outlook we espouse for our clients’ financial endeavors.

Knowing where we’re headed makes it so much easier,
to know what we’ll need to do to get there:


We are fee-only, which means that our only compensation comes directly from you; we do not accept commissions or other compensation from mutual funds, banks, brokerage firms, or any other third parties. We are free to choose among the best solutions for your circumstances, without the conflict of commissions or other outside incentives.

We are a Registered Investment Advisor firm, bound (as are all Registered Investment Advisor firms) to the highest standard of fiduciary client care. This further obligates us to place your highest interests first.

We choose our alliances with care. In selecting our strategic alliances, we seek like-minded firms who share our dedication to independent, client-centric care. Our account custodian for capital management holds your assets independently in your name, reporting directly to you. In building your portfolio, we often turn to the funds available from Dimensional Fund Advisors, because they are constructed and managed according to the same investment principles we espouse.

We offer academic and multidisciplinary expertise. Our founder, Paul Tanner, CFA, brings more than a quarter-century of multidisciplinary experience in finance, investing, economics and risk management to bear on your financial goals and investment portfolio.

Paul Tanner, CFA, MBA

Paul is founder and principal investment manager of Granite Hill Capital Management. His background includes serving as a Commodity Analyst, Finance Director and Controller for Fortune 500 companies such as Pillsbury, PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive, and a Merck-Aventis Joint Venture. From financial modeling and acquisition analysis to commodity trading and hedging, he gained an academic as well as a hands-on business understanding of financial and commodity market operations, forming the intentional investment strategy principles applied at Granite Hill.



Granite Hill
was founded and operates
on the presumption that
doing right by our clients
is the right way to go.