New Director of Capital Markets Institute Appointed at the University of Torontos Rotman School of Management

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October 27, 2016

Toronto, ON – An expert in corporate governance and finance has been appointed as director of the Capital Markets Institute (CMI) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The CMI is a centre for independent and rigorous research, analysis and debate on capital markets issues, with the objective of improving the competitiveness and functioning of Canadian markets.  The goal of the CMI is to bring together academics, industry participants, regulators and politicians, to explore key capital market issues and to share our knowledge broadly.

Professor Alexander Dyck holds the Manulife Chair in Financial Services and is a professor of finance and business economics who has been at the Rotman School since 2004. He is an Academic Director of the Director’s Education Program, jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Rotman School, has been a board member of the Rotman International Center for Pension Management, and is a Fellow at the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School.

Professor Dyck’s research interests include corporate governance, institutional investors, pensions, corporate finance, corporate social responsibility, regulation and privatization, the media and financial markets, and taxation. He teaches popular PhD and MBA courses in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. He was the co-winner of the 2015 Roger Martin Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded annually to recognize distinction in teaching by faculty members.

The CMI is supported by TMX Group (as lead sponsor), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Sun Life Financial Canada, Manulife Financial, BMO Financial Group, CIBC, RBC Financial Group, RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank, TD Bank Group, and Goldman Sachs Canada.

The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada’s commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today’s global business and societal challenges.  For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca.

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