Mr. Orsagh holds an MBA in finance from Georgia State University and a BA in communications and English from the University of Notre Dame.
Awarded the CFA designation, 2003
Awarded the CIPM designation, 2006
- Professional Experience
Mr. Orsagh is a director of capital markets policy for the CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity. His responsibilities include serving as spokesperson for the CFA Institute Centre; identifying and developing new corporate disclosure project ideas; promulgating Capital Markets Policy Group corporate disclosure positions, policies, and standards; and coordinating and supporting related public awareness activities.
Previously, Mr. Orsagh was a research analyst at Governance Metrics International, where he scrutinized financial statements and company filings to evaluate the corporate governance practices of numerous global companies. He also worked as an account executive for two investor relations firms: Noonan Russo Communications in New York and Strategic Resources Group in Atlanta. Early in his career, Mr. Orsagh served as assistant editor for Engineering and Management Press in Norcross, Georgia.
Mr. Orsagh was named one of the 2008 “Rising Stars of Corporate Governance” by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management. This peer-nominated honor recognizes corporate governance professionals under the age of 40 who are making their mark as outstanding analysts, experts, activists, and managers.
- Professional Activities
Mr. Orsagh is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) and has served as a member of its Corporate Governance Committee, chair of the Corporate Governance Handbook Committee, and chair of the 2004 Corporate Governance Conference sponsored by NYSSA and CFA Institute.
My expertise is primarily in corporate governance, but I have gained some level of expertise in previous years on short-termism issues and ESG through work on these projects.
I am most interested in finding out more about the work of the working groups dedicated to the Fiduciary Duties of Long-Term Investors and Climate change and long-term investors.
I am also involved with a number of organizations considering holding a symposium on short termisn (we held a very successful half day symposium at Bloomberg HQ in NY last September). This new symposium is tentatively scheduled for early 2010, and thought some members of NSFP would wish to participate.