Dan Hanson is the chief investment officer (CIO) at Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. and Ivy Investment Management Company. Hanson has served as an investment executive at BlackRock, Jarislowsky Fraser, and JANA Partners. He also was an investment banker at Bear Stearns earlier in his career.
Hanson brings significant experience in global and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) investing through his work at BlackRock, where he spent 10 years as a portfolio manager and as managing director in the office of the CIO. Hanson managed the BlackRock Socially Responsible Equity strategy, as well as co-led the Large Cap Series funds with $23 billion in assets under management, and maintained a leadership role in establishing the firm’s ESG initiatives. Subsequently, he was partner and head of U.S. equities and co-chair of the Investment Strategy Committee overseeing $30 billion in assets under management with Jarislowsky Fraser Global Investment Management, where he established the New York office for the Montreal-headquartered firm. Most recently, Hanson served as head of impact investing for JANA Partners.
Hanson earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and French from Vermont’s Middlebury College in 1992 and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in 1998.
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