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FOunder, CIO

Douglas Hanly is the Founder, Chief Investment Officer of Emerald Necklace Investments. Doug also serves as the Chief Investment Officer for Atala Financial. He is the founder of the Global Diversity Fund, where he teaches endowment management, asset allocation, and security selection.

Previously, Doug evaluated investment opportunities on behalf of endowment and pension funds with over $20 billion in aggregate assets under management, including Washington University in St. Louis (#1 US endowment return, FY 2021) and Mass General Brigham.

Doug holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson where he generated the highest returns of all time for the student investment fund. Doug is a CFA charter holder and a CAIA charter holder.

Pieter Lehrer

Business Development

Pieter oversees business development and operations for Emerald Necklace. Pieter is the seed investor and Founding Executive of the Global Diversity Fund, a program that provides students of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to manage live capital and gain mentorship. Pieter has over 30 years of business development experience across a variety of sectors, including real estate, industrials, and entertainment.


Pieter won the MLS Cup as a soccer coach with the LA Galaxy and won the NCAA Championship as a soccer player at UCLA. He also competed in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Pieter has coached college soccer at Harvard University, University of California Berkeley, and Stanford University.  Pieter qualified and competed in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.


Pieter graduated from UCLA in 1990 with a degree in history.