Jane Hughes

Director of Knowledge Management

Jane Hughes is Director of Knowledge Management at Social Finance, where she is responsible for stakeholder education and leads SFUS's international and development impact bond initiatives. She has inhabited both the financial and social development worlds and is dedicated to bringing these forces together for the benefit of all stakeholders. Most recently, Jane was executive director of World Learning’s program in sustainable development in Washington, D.C., following 17 years as an international finance professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School. Prior to her academic career, Jane was a vice president at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in New York, specializing in Latin American country and currency risk analysis.  Jane has consulted, lectured, and published widely about international banking and finance; the Latin American debt crisis; and international development. She co-wrote a leading textbook on international banking as well as books on Latin American and global development, and is currently working on the second edition of Separating Fools From Their Money: A History of American Financial Scandals (first edition, 2007; second edition forthcoming). Jane graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in French literature; she also has a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and an MBA from New York University.