CFA Institute appoints LBS faculty as chairman

Robert Jenkins becomes chair after serving on the institute’s board since 2013

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London Business School’s (LBS) Robert Jenkins has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Governors at the CFA Institute.

Jenkins, Adjunct Professor of Finance at LBS, takes up the role at the global association of investment management professionals, after sitting on its board since 2013.

“The investment industry faces pressures with respect to the perceived value it creates for investors and for inspiring trust in the clients it serves,” Jenkins said following his appointment.

“With its emphasis on competency, standards and ethics, the CFA Institute is well positioned to help its members respond to the challenges ahead.

“I look forward to continuing to work with my fellow board members and the leadership team in building a global investment management profession that puts investors’ interests first.”

Jenkins is a practitioner turned teacher who ran trading rooms at Citigroup for 16 years, before heading up asset management firms for nearly two decades. He served on the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee and was chair of the UK’s Investment Policy Committee, which represents the British investment industry.

At LBS, Jenkins teaches investment management and has helped establish the AQR Asset Management Institute.

London Business School is a CFA Program Partner.