Bill or William Greiner

William B. Greiner

Chief Economist

As chief economist of Mariner Wealth advisors, Bill drives the economic and capital markets outlook for the firm and supports the investment team with tactical asset allocation decisions. As the firm’s chief economist and spokesperson, Bill is sought after for his expertise and has appeared on hundreds of local and national business news outlets. He has also been featured in respected financial publications, such as Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek. He also shares his insights on Forbes.com and Wealthmanagement.com as a blogger.

Bill’s capital markets and investment experience spans nearly 35 years. Prior to joining Mariner, he was chief investment officer and president of Scout Investments, where he was directly responsible for the Scout Investments Global Equity investment process. Bill started with Scout’s parent company, UMB, in 1999. During his time with UMB, he was the chief investment officer of UMB Bank and had ultimate responsibility for all UMB portfolio managers. He also served as chairman of the UMB Asset Allocation and Large Cap Equity Strategy Committees and was a member of the UMB Fixed Income Committee. Before joining UMB, Bill worked for Northern Trust Company in Chicago.

Bill has a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. He holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst®, and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Kansas City CFA Society. He is also a trustee for the Washburn Endowment Association.