Please note that IRRCi is scheduled to dissolve by December 31, 2018. The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware will take over the award beginning in 2019, as well as sustain access to the full body of IRRCi research.

In the meantime, below is historical information on the award judges.  Please check back soon for updated information on the judges, deadlines and submission guidance as the award transition occurs. Please be advised that information below is relevant for past awards and may change for the 2019 award. 

An esteemed panel of judges with broad finance and investment experience has reviewed past submissions and selected  winner(s) of the IRRC Institute Research Award.

Robert Dannhauser, Head of Global Private Wealth Management, CFA Institute
Mr. Dannhauser heads initiatives at CFA Institute serving the needs of private wealth management practitioners globally, including content development. He formerly was head of global capital markets policy, with responsibility for oversight of policies, positions, and standards related to the integrity of global capital markets, and government relations in Brussels and Washington. He also managed external relations and communications functions for advocacy activities at CFA Institute. Previously he was responsible for standards of practice and outreach, including developing, maintaining, and promoting the Code of Ethics and Standard of Professional Conduct as well as other CFA Institute standards of practice.
Before joining CFA Institute, Mr. Dannhauser served in sales, marketing, and client management roles for a number of institutional investment advisers, including Bankers Trust Company, Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management, and Principal Global Investor. He also marketed fixed-income analytics systems and served as a consultant in developing strategic finance analytics for banks and credit unions.

Mr. Dannhauser is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals and earned the Financial Risk Manager designation. He has also attained the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). He chaired the NYSSA Socially Responsible Investing Committee from 2003-2005.

Mr. Dannhauser holds an MBA in finance from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and an MPH in health systems and policy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He earned a BA in political science from the George Washington University.

James Hawley, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Senior Research Fellow, Elfenworks Center for Fiduciary Capitalism at St. Mary’s College and Head of Applied Research, TruValue Labs

Dr. Jim Hawley served as the Transamerica Professor in Business Policy and Strategy in the Graduate Business Programs, School of Economics and Business Administration, at Saint Mary’s College.

Previously, he worked at Wells Fargo Bank as a country risk analyst, and previously taught at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Hawley also has been an invited guest professor at the Universite de Paris and at the Universite de Montpillier in France. He was a guest scholar at the Judge Institute at the University of Cambridge, U.K, and has lectured in a number of countries in Europe.

Dr. Hawley is the author of two books. The first is on international banks and the global monetary system, and the most recent on U.S. pension funds and the ownership of U.S. corporations, titled, “The Rise of Fiduciary Capitalism: How Institutional Investors Can Make Corporations More Democratic,” published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2000. Additionally, he is the author of numerous articles on a range of topics including corporate governance, the international monetary and financial system, and environmental issues.

He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin, MA from the University of California, Berkeley, and Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Erika Karp, Founder, CEO and Chair of the Board of Cornerstone Capital
Prior to launching Cornerstone, Erika was Managing Director and Head of Global Sector Research at UBS Investment Bank where she Chaired the UBS Global Investment Review Committee and managed a global team of analysts and strategists. While at UBS, Erika created and drove key branded global investment research products.Erika is a founding Board member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital, and serves as an Advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Market-Based Approaches Track initiative. She sits on the Program Design Advisory Council for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program on Innovating for Sustainability, and serves as an Ambassador for the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).She holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School. Erika is a registered representative of Strategic Marketing Solutions Ltd., LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC.

Nell Minow, Governance Expert

A widely known corporate governance expert, Nell Minow co-founded and serves as a board member of GMI Ratings, a leading research, data, and analysis firm specializing in evaluating governance risk. Prior to co-founding GMI’s predecessor company, The Corporate Library, Ms. Minow was a Principal of Lens, a $100 million investment firm that took positions in underperforming companies and used shareholder activism to increase their value.

Ms. Minow previously served as general counsel and then president of Institutional Shareholder Services. She is co-author with Robert A.G. Monks of three books, including five editions of the leading textbook on corporate governance. She taught MBA students at George Mason University for five years.

In 2008, she received the highest award in the field from the International Corporate Governance Network and in 2013 was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from Corporate Secretary magazine.

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