Matthew Orsagh, CFA


Matthew Orsagh has worked for more than a decade in the field of global corporate governance. In 2008, he was named one of the “Rising Stars of Corporate Governance” by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management. His expertise is in the area of corporate governance and disclosure best practices, ESG, shareowner rights, short-termism, and financial regulation.

At CFA Institute, Mr. Orsagh writes about and speaks to audiences about pressing issues in global market integrity and corporate governance. He leads projects aimed at fostering greater transparency and accountability in global financial markets, promulgates CFA Institute’s Capital Markets Policy Group corporate disclosure positions, policies, and standards; and coordinates and supports related public awareness activities.

Previously, Mr. Orsagh worked as a research analyst at Governance Metrics International, where he evaluated the corporate governance of hundreds of international publicly-traded companies and prepared detailed reports assessing firms’ corporate governance strengths and weaknesses based on quantitative ratings. He trained analysts in the importance of corporate governance, the intricacies of corporate governance ratings, and spoke on behalf of the firm to small groups and conference audiences. Earlier in his career, he served as a senior analyst for Noonan Russo Communications, where he managed investor relations accounts for international biotechnology companies, and developed strategic investor relations plans in coordination with company executives.

Mr. Orsagh holds an MBA degree in Finance from Georgia State University and a BA degree in Communications and English from the University of Notre Dame.

He is a member of the CFA Stamford Society and is an advisory board member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

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