January 22, 2013
UCLA Anderson Receives $3 Million Gift from GlobeOp Co-Founder to Establish Hans Hufschmid (’85) Chair in Management
Gift will support faculty research and teaching efforts
LOS ANGELES - UCLA Anderson School of Management graduate ('85) and longtime supporter Hans Hufschmid has donated $3 million to establish the Hans Hufschmid Chair in Management. The gift will set up an endowed fund to help provide ongoing support for the research and teaching efforts of a distinguished UCLA Anderson faculty member.
"Our faculty are the cornerstone for the thought leadership that emanates from Anderson, whether in the classroom or through research that has impact. Hans' generous gift helps further that work and ensures that luminary faculty will be attracted to, and retained at, the school," said Judy Olian, Dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management. "We're especially grateful to Hans and his family for their generous gift."
The appointed Chair in Management will be a faculty member specializing in the areas of finance, entrepreneurial behavior, strategic leadership, IT operations, or global markets. Hufschmid cited the influence of his UCLA experience on his career as a driver of his gift.
Hufschmid is a co-founder of GlobeOp Financial Services, a leading fund administrator providing the world's most comprehensive array of financial technology products and services under a public, independent, single platform. As former Chair and CEO, he helped build and expand the company, adding more than 2,500 employees across New York, London, and India. In June 2012, GlobeOp Financial Services was acquired by SS&C Technologies Holdings. The combined entity is one of the financial market's leading fund service providers, offering complete lifecycle capabilities for hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity and managed account managers, and servicing more than 6,700 funds that have a combined $424 billion in assets under management.
"The financial training I received at UCLA Anderson and my experiences there were pivotal in shaping my professional career," said Hufschmid. "It's gratifying to be able to give back, and to know that this gift will help the school for generations to come."
Prior to becoming one of GlobeOp's founding partners in 2000, Hufschmid was a principal at Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM) and co-head of its London office. He also served on LTCM's risk management and management committees. He previously spent 10 years with Salomon Brothers Inc. in London and New York, the last four as global head of foreign exchange sales and trading. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
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