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 master’s degree program in sustainable development in Washington, D.C., where she created and taught a course on microfinance and impact investment. She spent 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.  Jane has consulted, lectured, and published widely in the fields of international banking and finance; business, government, and the global economy; and international development. She co-wrote a leading textbook on international banking, and is currently working on a second edition of Separating Fools From Their Money: A History of American Financial Scandals (first edition, 2007). 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.