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Global Financial Services Advisor

Joseph C. F. Lufkin 

Joe Lufkin has been active as an entrepreneur in international investments since 1981, when he was appointed by HSBC as Managing Director and Chairman of its new asset management subsidiaries Marine Midland (C.I.) Ltd. and InterCurrency Fund Limited. From 1985-9, he ran Hopwood Investments Limited, an equity hedge fund active in UK and US corporate takeovers and special situations, and advised US banks including Boston Safe (now Mellon Trust), Fleet Norstar, State Street, and First Union on securities trading and processing systems.

In 1989, he founded Boston-based Global Proxy Services Corporation (GPSC), which grew rapidly to represent many major investors including CalPERS, CalSTRS, OMERS, the pension funds of the World Bank, United Nations, IBM and many other major corporations, JP Morgan Investment Management, S G Warburg, Morgan Stanley Trust Company, Bank of Ireland, GT Global, Citibank, Cedel Bank, Bank of New York, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., inter alia as legal proxy and governance advisor in dealings with listed investee companies worldwide. By 1996, GPSC held voting rights over more than $200BN in listed equities in 53 countries for more than 1,200 institutional accounts. Following Mr. Lufkin’s sale of GPSC’s institutional proxy business to Automated Data Processing (NYSE:ADP) in 1997, GPSC acted as international proxy solicitor to listed corporations including San Miguel (Philippines), Unicredito (Italy), and several major Japanese companies.

He has been a consultant to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila since 1998, working on privatizations, private equity and infrastructure funds, trust funds and other financing vehicles. He was lead consultant on establishment of the Asia Pacific Carbon Fund, a $158M fund for European governments to meet their emission reduction obligations under the Kyoto Protocol, and acted for ADB as advisor to the Government of China (NDRC & MOF) on the creation of its $ multi-billion China CDM Fund. Since 2007, he has been associated with the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), the flagship urban infrastructure program of the ADB and the governments of Germany, Sweden and Spain.

Mr. Lufkin is a director of several companies including Origination Capital Ltd. (www.origination-capital.com) Infrastructure Finance Corporation Ltd. (www.ifclgroup.com), Environmental Finance Corporation Ltd., Industrial Finance Corporation Ltd., and Index Transaction services Ltd.

He is the co-author of Market Survey of Subnational Finance in Asia and the Pacific, (Asian Development Bank, Manila 2008), and author/editor of International Corporate Governance (Euromoney Books, London: 1991 & 2004) and wrote "Models for Development of Shari'a-Compliant Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds", in Islamic Asset Management (Euromoney Books 2004), as well as numerous articles on corporate governance and international finance for various publications, and has been featured widely over the years in the international financial press.

A Yale graduate (BA 1976), Mr. Lufkin worked at Sotheby's and at Christie's in London and New York before entering banking. He also served several terms on various international committees of the Republican National Committee in Washington and worked with the US Treasury department on bilateral investment and corporate governance aspects of the US-Japan Strategic Impediments Initiative (SII) talks in 1990-91. He enjoys horses, dogs, music, food & wine, books and antique cars, and lives in Manila and Negros.