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Manulife Financial Chair in Financial Services Appointed at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

May 12, 2016

Toron­to, ON – An expert in cor­po­rate gov­er­nance and finance has been rec­og­nized for his achieve­ments in teach­ing and research with a new appoint­ment as the Man­ulife Finan­cial Chair in Finan­cial Ser­vices at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment.

Alexan­der Dyck is a pro­fes­sor of finance and busi­ness eco­nom­ics who has been at the Rot­man School since 2004. He is an Aca­d­e­m­ic Direc­tor of the Director’s Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram, joint­ly devel­oped by the Insti­tute of Cor­po­rate Direc­tors (ICD) and the Rot­man School, a board mem­ber of the Rot­man Inter­na­tion­al Cen­ter for Pen­sion Man­age­ment, and a Fel­low at the Michael Lee-Chin Fam­i­ly Insti­tute for Cor­po­rate Cit­i­zen­ship at the Rot­man School. Pre­vi­ous­ly he held the Pro­fes­sor­ship in Cor­po­rate Gov­er­nance.

Prof. Dyck teach­es pop­u­lar PhD and MBA cours­es in cor­po­rate finance, merg­ers and acqui­si­tions and pri­vate equi­ty. His research inter­ests include cor­po­rate gov­er­nance, cor­po­rate finance, cor­po­rate social respon­si­bil­i­ty, reg­u­la­tion and pri­va­ti­za­tion, the media and finan­cial mar­kets, and tax­a­tion. Ear­li­er in the year, he was the co-win­ner of the 2015 Roger Mar­tin Award for Excel­lence in Teach­ing, award­ed annu­al­ly to rec­og­nize dis­tinc­tion in teach­ing by fac­ul­ty mem­bers.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness and soci­etal chal­lenges.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Ken McGuf­fin
Man­ag­er, Media Rela­tions
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
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