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James Anderson Chair in International Economics and Finance at SAIS Europe

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Established in 2020 by current JHU trustee and SAIS Europe Advisory Council chairman James Anderson (B’81)

JAMES ANDERSON was elected chairman of the board of Kinnevik in April 2021. Previously he was partner at Baillie Gifford, where he led the firm’s European Equity Team, co-founded the Long Term Global Growth Strategy in 2003 and chaired the International Growth Portfolio Construction Group (2003-2019), including as co-manager of the Vanguard International Growth Fund. He was also manager of Scottish Mortgage Trust during 2000-2015 and joint manager in the period 2015-2022. Mr. Anderson is currently trustee at Johns Hopkins University and member of the Investment Committee, Senior advisor to the board of Antler Group and chair of Panmure House Price Panel, as well as member of the investment committee of University College, Oxford.

In 2020 Mr. Anderson made an unprecedented $10M gift to the school. A portion of this gift, partially matched by the Johns Hopkins Anonymous Donor Matching Fund for New Professorships, was utilized to establish the James Anderson Chair in International Economics and Finance for a tenured or tenure-track professor who is an expert in international finance with specific research interests in broader aspects of finance including financial innovation and behavioral finance.