Our Leadership

The Fink Center Board – the center’s primary advisory body – was established to advance the center’s strategic mission. Members of the board are transformative leaders in finance, and dedicated philanthropists, who share their industry expertise, provide strategic counsel, and draw upon their elite professional network, to elevate and expand the Fink Center’s market impact. We are immensely grateful for their active leadership, and their recognition of the important role UCLA Anderson has in advancing financial research and education.


Fink Center
for Finance 
& Investments

Meet the Founding Members


Fink Center
for Finance 
& Investments

Meet Advisory Board Members


Fink Center
for Finance 
& Investments

Meet
Our
Team

Laurence D. Fink (B.A. ’74, MBA ‘76)

Chairman of the Board
Chairman & CEO, BlackRock, Inc.

Laurence D. Fink, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock, Inc. He has led the firm since its founding in 1988, keeping client centric solutions and innovation at the forefront of his leadership. He was named "CEO of the Decade" by Financial News in 2011, one of the "World's Most Respected Leaders" by Fortune, and one of the "World's Best CEO's" by Barron's for 10 consecutive years.

Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Mr. Fink was a member of the Management Committee and a Managing Director of The First Boston Corporation. Mr. Fink joined First Boston in 1976 and quickly became one of the first mortgage-backed securities traders on Wall Street. During his tenure at First Boston, Mr. Fink was co-head of the Taxable Fixed Income Division, which was responsible for trading and distribution of all government, mortgage and corporate securities. Mr. Fink also started the Financial Futures and Options Department and headed the Mortgage and Real Estate Products Group.  

Mr. Fink serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University and is Co-Chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center Board of Trustees. Mr. Fink also serves on the Boards of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Council on Foreign Relations and Robin Hood, the New York City charitable organization. He is also an Executive Committee member of The Partnership for New York City, which works to engage the business community in efforts to advance the City's economy and maintain its position as the center of world commerce, finance and innovation.

Mr. Fink earned an MBA degree with a concentration in real estate from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1976 and a BA degree in political science from UCLA in 1974.

 

Founding Members

 

David Ackert

MBA '82, Managing Member, Crystal Lake Capital

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Robert D. Beyer

MBA '83 | Chairman, Chaparal Investments

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David G. Booth

Founder and Executive Chairman, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Inc.

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Kenneth F. Broad

MBA '94 | Partner & Portfolio Manager, Jackson Square Partners

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Bill Cockrum

Adjunct Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management

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Richard R. Crowell

MBA '80 | Partner, Vance Street Capital, LLC

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Charles E. Davidson

MBA '77 | Chairman, Wexford Capital

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Joel P. Fried

MBA '86 | President, PRIMECAP Management Company

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George Froley III

MBA '61 | Consultant, Pacific Income Advisors

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Stephen A. Greene

MBA '85 | Managing Partner, Crevice Capital Partners

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B. Kipling Hagopian

MBA '66 | Managing Partner, AppleOaks Partners, LLC

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Timothy D. Jensen

MBA '88 | Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management

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Richard A. Kayne

MBA '68 | President & CEO, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors

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Martin C. Murrer

MBA '81 | Partner, Muirfield Capital Management

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Ben Nickoll

Managing Partner, El Faro Partners

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Timothy M. Pennington III

MBA '66 l Founding Partner, Brentwood Associates

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Edward W. Wedbush

MBA '57 | President and CEO, Wedbush Morgan Securities

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Richard S. Wiley

CEO, SKY Leasing

 

Advisory Members

 

Matthew Barrett

MBA '86 | Managing Director, Glendon Capital Management LLP

Taylor Beaupain

MBA '05 | Managing Partner, K1 Investment Management

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Jeffry P. Brown

MBA '81 | Independent Director

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John R. Casaudoumecq

MBA '85

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Jeffrey S. Deutschman

MBA '81 | Managing Director, Apollo Global Management

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Thomas Fang

MBA '99, Managing Director, UBS Investment Bank

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Lisa Fridman

MBA '04 | Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Alternative Beta, Martlet Asset Management

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William O. Grabe

MBA '63 | Advisory Director, General Atlantic LLC

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David Hou

MBA '92 | Senior Managing Director, First Republic Investment Management

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Christopher (Kit) D. Jennings

MBA '80 | Partner, Liquid Venture Partners

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Chris M. Kanoff

MBA '84 | Executive Vice President, Jefferies and Company Inc.

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Dennis J. Keegan

MBA '80 | Principal, Karkiden, LLC

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Raymond Kennedy

MBA '88 l Portfolio Manager, Hotchkis & Wiley

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O. Kit Lokey

MBA '67 | Chairman Emeritus and Founder, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin

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Thomas E. McCarthy

MBA '80 | Co-President, McCarthy Cook & Company LLC

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Mitchell J. Milias

Chairman Emeritus, PRIMECAP Management

Karlheinz Muhr

MBA '85 | Executive Vice Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Christopher Myers

MBA '91 | President and CEO, Citizens Business Bank

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Joan Payden

President and Chief Executive Officer, Payden & Rygel

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Robert W. Schult

Co-Founder and Managing Director, VMG Equity Partners, LLC

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Leland L. Sun

MBA '86 | Managing Director, Pan Asian Mortgage Company, Ltd.

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David Windreich

MBA '83 | Managing Partner and Founder, Cypress Forest Holdings, LLC

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Contact Us

 

Laurence & Lori Fink Center for Finance & Investments
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Entrepreneurs Hall, Suite C.424
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481

Email: fink.center@anderson.ucla.edu
Office: (310) 825-3867