Dan Hanson, '98

Head of US Equities, Jarislowsky Fraser USA

Dan Hanson, CFA, is head of US equities and partner with Jarislowsky Fraser, a privately held $36 billion AUM asset manager. Hanson has more than 20 years of experience in US and global equities and US credit and mortgage securities. Prior to joining Jarislowsky Fraser, Hanson spent 10 years at BlackRock as a managing director and portfolio manager, managing the fundamental research process on $23 billion AUM. Hanson was the sole manager and architect of the BlackRock Sustainable Large Cap Core portfolio, where he delivered top-decile performance to shareholders for more than five years, based on a bottom-up, high-quality, long-term investment approach.

Previously, he spent six years at Bear Stearns, most recently advising on equity and debt financing and mergers and acquisitions. Earlier Hanson was a leveraged finance securities analyst. Prior to his time at Bear Stearns, he traded collateralized mortgage obligations and was assistant portfolio manager at Pine Tree Capital. Hanson regularly comments on investments for various media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Businessweek, Bloomberg, and Reuters.

Hanson is involved in a number of initiatives in the area of governance, corporate reporting, and sustainable investing. He earned a bachelor's degree, cum laude, in economics and French from Middlebury College, and an MBA in analytical finance and accounting from the University of Chicago.