Jon Lukomnik is managing partner of Sinclair Capital L.L.C., a strategic consultancy to corporations, institutional investors and the investment management industry. Mr. Lukomnik has provided risk management, product development, due diligence, fund selection and portfolio construction services to various institutional investors. Clients have included Nikko Asset Management, Legg Mason-included SBLI Mutual Life Insurance Company, and NS Capital. He currently serves on four investment committees. Mr. Lukomnik's corporate governance consultations have included service to various US companies, including Coca-Cola and Pfizer, reviewing Korea Telecom's governance prior to final privatization; representing creditors in the bankruptcy reorganizations of WorldCom/MCI and Adelphia; advising activist investors; and serving as lead consultant for the Financial Market Recovery Project of the World Bank's Global Corporate Governance Forum.
Mr. Lukomnik is also program director for the IRRC Institute, which provides thought leadership at the intersection of corporate responsibility and the informational needs of investors, and as a trustee for the Van Eck mutual fund complex. He has also been a director for various public companies, private companies, not-for-profit corporations and litigation trusts.
A frequent contributor to both academic and practitioner publications, Mr. Lukomnik co-authored the award-winning book, "The New Capitalists: How Citizen Investors Are Reshaping the Corporate Agenda" (Harvard Business School Press, October 2006) and writes a monthly column for Compliance Week. Other notable recent publications include a chapter in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's "Corporate Governance in the Wake of the Financial Crisis" (United Nations 2010). A frequent speaker on investing and corporate governance issues, he has written more than 100 articles. For a partial list, see "Resources."
Mr. Lukomnik co-founded the International Corporate Governance Network, chaired the Executive Committee of the Council of Institutional Investors, co-chaired the Conference Board's Working Group on Hedge Fund Activism, and was the only non-lawyer on the Bar Association of the City of New York's Committee on Corporate Law. He is also a co-founder of GovernanceMetrics International, the global corporate governance rating service, and the inventor of its rating algorhythm. As Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York in the 1990s, Mr. Lukomnik was investment advisor for defined benefit plans totaling US $80 billion in assets, as well as the City's own treasury. In total, he has served as investment advisor or trustee for more than $100 billion in assets under management for various trusts, pension funds, endowments and asset management companies.
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