Carey Business School


Carey Business School
Senior Lecturer (Finance)

Areas of Interest: Private equity, Security analysis, Corporate valuation, State pension fund investment returns, Mergers and acquisitions, Investment banking, Emerging market equities


Jeff Hooke is a broad-based finance and investment executive with global experience throughout the U.S., Europe and the emerging markets of Latin America and Asia.  He was a Managing Director of Focus Securities, an M&A-oriented boutique investment bank, prior to joining Carey. Earlier, Hooke focused on emerging market investment and private equity.  He was a director at the Emerging Markets Partnership, a $5 billion private equity group. Earlier, he was a Principal Investment Officer of the International Finance Corporation, the $30 billion private sector division of the World Bank.

His New York investment banking career covered two major firms:  Lehman Brothers and Schroder Wertheim.  He began his career as an investment officer in the private placement department of Metropolitan Life Insurance. Mr. Hooke has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BS degree (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of four books and many publications.

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