Jon Lukomnik

Institutional investor, corporate governance pioneer, sharp-eyed observer of capital markets, author of "What They Do With Your Money"

Forbes calls Jon Lukomnik one of the pioneers of modern corporate governance. Jon serves as executive director of the IRRC Institute, whose research has been widely praised for objectively examining fundamental corporate governance and capital market issues. He is also the managing partner of Sinclair Capital LLC, a strategic consultancy to asset owners and asset managers. He co-founded the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and GovernanceMetrics International (now part of MSCI), and served as interim chair of the Council of Institutional Investors’ executive committee. Jon served as investment advisor for New York City’s pension funds in the 1990s and has invested or overseen more than $100 billion in institutional assets during his career. He has been a director for various public companies, private companies, not-for-profit corporations and litigation trusts. He was a member of the official creditors committee which rehabilitated WorldCom following its fraud and bankruptcy. Jon currently serves as a trustee for the Van Eck mutual fund complex in the United States and related investment trusts in Ireland and Luxembourg, as a member of the Standing Advisory Committee for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and on Deloitte’s Audit Quality Advisory Committee. Mr. Lukomnik has been honored by the NACD, ICGN, Ethisphere and Global Proxy Watch. More than 200 of Jon’s articles have been published in academic and practitioner journals. His most recent book, What They Do With Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us, has been praised by The Economist and Financial Times, as well as by legendary investors including Yale CIO David Swensen and Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle.