Senior Consultant - International Finance
Ms. Jane Hughes serves as a senior consultant
at KWR International, Inc. (KWR); a firm specializing
in the delivery of research, communications, consulting and advisory
services to a wide
range of public and private sector clients. She
is also a Professor at Brandeis University’s Graduate School of
International Economics and Finance.
Professor Hughes joined the faculty at Brandeis
University in 1987. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in
globalization, international financial markets, country risk analysis,
foreign exchange markets, accounting, and business ethics; she was twice
named Teacher of the Year. From 1999 to 2002 she served as director of
the Master of Science in Finance program at Brandeis, a part-time program
for working professionals.
Professor Hughes lectures and consults widely
on topics in the field of international finance, specializing in Latin
American currency and political risk. She has lectured to numerous audiences
in the business and academic arenas, most recently on worldwide corruption
issues in the post-globalization era. From 1985 until 2002 she was senior
advisor to Political Risk Services (PRS), based in Syracuse, New York.
She designed global macroeconomic scenarios to serve as the foundation
for country risk analyses, and worked on political risk analyses for
more than 100 countries. Corporate and government clients included top
firms in the fields of financial services and natural resource extraction
worldwide. Prior to joining Brandeis, Professor Hughes was a vice president
with Manufacturers Hanover, where she helped corporate clients design
and implement global treasury systems to manage their foreign exchange
exposures and to optimize their cash management. She began her career
as a foreign exchange analyst at Bankers Trust.
Professor Hughes has authored or co-authored
numerous books and articles, including the upcoming Carnival on Wall
Street: Global Financial Markets, 1991-2001 (John Wiley & Sons, 2004).
She co-authored a textbook, International Banking: Text and Cases (Addison-Wesley,
2002), in addition to New Tigers and Old Elephants: The Development Game
in the 1990s and Beyond (Transaction, 1995) and Latin American Debt in
the 1990s (Praeger, 1991). Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street
Journal, Euromoney, BizEd, USA Today, Institutional Investor, and The
Professor Hughes is a magna cum laude graduate
of Princeton University. She earned her MBA from
New York University, and an MA in International Relations from Johns
Hopkins University School
of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
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