Jim Allen, CFA
Jim Allen, CFA, is Head of Americas Capital Markets Policy Group at the CFA Institute. In this capacity, he has also been involved with the work of the Systemic Risk Council which was formed and funded in part by CFA Institute. Before, he worked with the European Advocacy Committee, responding to policy initiatives of the European Commission and regulatory proposals in France, Germany, Switzerland, and UK. He was rapporteur for the Global Corporate Governance Task Force and helped author “The Corporate Governance of Listed Companies: A Manual for Investors”. Prior, Mr. Allen was a bond analyst at a Texas-based investment bank. He covered derivatives and asset-backed securities as a reporter for the American Banker and published as freelance journalist in Global Finance, Bank Director, Corporate Board Member and Banking Strategies. Mr. Allen holds an MA in journalism and mass communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.