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Governance Committee

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Governance Committee Charter

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The purpose of the Governance Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Governors (the “Board”) of CFA Institute is:

  • To oversee the Board, committee and Governor evaluation process;
  • To develop, review periodically and recommend amendments to CFA Institute’s corporate governance practices, processes and structures, as reflected in the articles of incorporation, bylaws, governance guidelines, committee charters, delegations of authority, job descriptions for Governors and officers who serve on the Board, and other relevant policies, practices and procedures;
  • To consult with the Chair of the Board of CFA Institute (the “Board Chair”) as to Board committee leadership and composition;
  • To evaluate performance of the Board Chair and provide feedback to the Board Chair as to his or her performance; and
  • To provide oversight of the governance policies relating to its engagement with members.

Contact the Governance Committee
Robert Bruner

Robert F. Bruner DBA


Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Dean Emeritus, UVA Darden School of Business

Robert Bruner is a university professor at the University of Virginia and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Dean Emeritus of the Darden School of Business. He has also held visiting appointments at Harvard University and Columbia University in the United States, INSEAD in France, and IESE in Spain. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books on finance, management, and teaching. A faculty member since 1982 and winner of leading teaching awards at the University of Virginia and within the Commonwealth of Virginia, he teaches and conducts research in finance and management. As a financial economist, he is best known for his research on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and financial panics. He is the author and co-author of over 300 teaching case studies and of Case Studies in Finance, now in its eighth edition. His book The Panic of 1907 (co-authored with Sean Carr) commenced his current area of research, the causes and consequences of financial crises. As dean of the Darden School from 2005 to 2015, he chartered or led a series of initiatives that revised Darden’s curriculum and program offerings, raised the profile of admitted students, hired a new generation of faculty and staff, improved the diversity of the Darden community, raised over $165 million in new funds, and saw Darden’s rankings rise to the Top 10 of U.S. schools. From 2007 to 2009, he served as a member of the board of directors of the Graduate Management Admission Council, which administers the GMAT entrance exam for business schools. And, from 2009 to 2011, he chaired the board of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of leading American business schools and top corporations in the U.S. that aims to enhance diversity in business education and leadership. He has served on the boards of various nonprofit organizations, including the Darden School Foundation and two for-profit corporations. In 2012, Poets & Quants and CNNMoney/Fortune named him “Dean of the Year.”

Karina Litvack

Karina Litvack

Non-Executive Director, Eni S.p.A.; Non-Executive Director, Business for Social Responsibility Chairman, Tainted Assets Initiative; Co-Founder, Climate Governance Initiative

Karina Litvack serves on a number of boards and advisory bodies in the UK, Italy, and the US, following a 25-year career in finance and investment management, where she developed a particular expertise in corporate governance, business ethics and sustainability. She serves as an independent non-executive director on the Board of Italian oil & gas company Eni SpA, currently on the Control & Risks Committee and the Sustainability & Scenarios Committee, having previously also been a member of the Compensation Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR); the Senior Advisory Panel of oil & mining sector consultant Critical Resource; the Global Advisory Council of boutique investment bank Cornerstone Capital Inc.; the Advisory Council of private equity firm Bridges Fund Management Ltd.; and the Transparency International-UK Advisory Council.

Until 2013, Karina ran the Governance and Sustainable Investment activities of UK asset manager F&C Investments*, focusing on equity research, shareholder activism and public policy engagement.

A dual Canadian and French national, Karina holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York and a BA in Political Economy from the University of Toronto.

* now BMO Global Asset Management, a unit of the Bank of Montreal

Tricia Rothschild, CFA

Tricia Rothschild CFA

President, Apex

Member of CFA Society Chicago

In her role as president of Apex, Tricia is responsible for the strategic planning, development, and overall growth of the company. Tricia also directly oversees internal and client-facing functions including sales, marketing, and product management.

Before joining Apex, Tricia was chief product officer and co-head of global markets at Morningstar, where she led a multi-million-dollar global portfolio of businesses including software, data, research and index solutions that served asset managers, wealth managers, and individual investors. In her 26-year career at the firm, she developed a focused advisor and wealth management segment strategy, launched the firm’s equity research business, drove content strategy for the firm’s individual investor website, and served as a securities analyst and editor.

Tricia graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University and holds a master’s degree in Russian and East European economics from Indiana University. She also sits on a small portfolio of private-company boards in the fintech and wealth-tech space.