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About The Brandes Center

The Brandes Center, formally opened in 2022 thanks to the philanthropic vision of Charles Brandes, examines potential investment approaches that arise from structural and behavioral factors in global markets. Our research seeks to uncover investment strategies that may address long-term needs for institutional and individual investors.

The Brandes Center draws its strength from diverse constituents, including plan sponsors, academics, advisors, managers, analysts, students, consultants, and others working in the investment industry and related fields.

As a dedicated, value-added research center within the UC San Diego ecosystem, we view our role as a nexus of scholarly theory and practical application, bringing to life the Rady vision of “ideas to impact.”

Executive Committee

  • Lisa Ordóñez

    Dr. Lisa Ordóñez

    Dean

  • Wendy Hunter-Baker

    Wendy Hunter Barker

    Assistant Dean of Strategy and Operations

  • Dr. Rossen Valkanov

    Dr. Rossen Valkanov

    Zable Endowed Chair Professor of Finance Co-Director, Master of Finance Program

  • Charles Brandes

    Charles Brandes, CFA

    Chairman

  • Oliver Murray

    Oliver Murray

    Managing Director, Portfolio Management and Client Services, Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.

  • Glenn Carlson

    Glenn Carlson, CFA

    Executive Director, Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.

Academic Council

  • Dr. Rossen Valkanov

    Dr. Rossen Valkanov

    Zable Endowed Chair Professor of Finance Co-Director, Master of Finance Program

  • Dr. Bradyn Breon-Drish

    Dr. Bradyn Breon-Drish

    Assistant Professor of Finance and Accounting

  • Dr. Allan Timmermann

    Dr. Allan Timmermann

    Dr. Harry M. Markowitz Endowed Chair in Finance and Investing, Distinguished Professor of Finance

  • Dr. Joseph Engelberg

    Dr. Joseph Engelberg

    Professor of Finance and Accounting

Executive Director

  • Bob Schmidt

    Bob Schmidt

    Lecturer

Advisory Board

  • Machel Allen, CFA – President & Chief Investment Officer, Metis Global Partners
  • Wim Antoons – Head of Portfolio Desk at Portolani
  • Gary Bader – Retired Chief Investment Officer, Alaska Department of Revenue
  • Madina Baikadamova – Analyst, Brandes Investment Partners
  • Bryan Barrett, CFA – Analyst, Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.
  • Rhonda Berger – Director, Institutional Client Portfolio Management, Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.
  • Edward Blodgett, CFA – Independent Investor
  • Peter Branner – Chief Investment Officer, APG Asset Management
  • Jim Brown, CFA – Former Director, Brandes Investment Group
  • Brian Bruce – CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Hillcrest Asset Management
  • Glenn R. Carlson, CFA – Executive Director, Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.
  • Dr. Aswath Damodaran – Professor of Finance, New York University
  • Barclay Douglas – Founder, Criterium Advisors
  • Anette Eriksson – Senior Portfolio Manager, Keva
  • Zev Frishman – Member, Brandes Center Advisory Board
  • Barry M. Gillman, CFA – Research Consultant, Brandes Center Advisory Board
  • James Herrington, CFA, CAIA – Private and Public Equity Investment Officer, West Virginia Investment Management Board
  • David Iverson – Head of Dynamic Asset Allocation, Accident Compensation Corporation
  • Anita Krishnamoorthy, CFA – Chief Executive Officer, Brandes Asia
  • Robert M. Maynard – CIO, Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho and Founding Member, Brandes Center Advisory Board
  • Oliver Murray – Managing Director, Portfolio Management and Client Services, Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.
  • William J. Raver – Managing Director, Alban Row Investments, LLC and Founding Member, Brandes Center Advisory Board
  • Dylan Turner, CFA – President and Chief Executive Officer, Brandes Investment Partners (Europe) Limited
  • Dr. Geoff Warren – Associate Professor at the Australian National University and Fund Convenor of the Student Managed Fund