Kevin W. Burke
Burke joined Conatus Capital, a multi-billion dollar investment management firm based in Greenwich, CT at its inception in 2007 as a founding partner and member of the management committee. During his tenure at Conatus, he guided the firm’s business strategy, capital raising, staff development, risk management and trading, and, as a senior member of the investment team, advised on portfolio construction.Kevin Burke, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a member of the Wall Street Leadership Committee, is the first managing director of the Notre Dame Institute of Global Investing at the University’s Mendoza College of Business. Burke, who retired as President of Conatus Capital in December of 2015, will be responsible for implementing the vision of the Institute and managing its operations, including developing and directing curriculum and programs, mentoring students, and recruiting and coordinating faculty to participate in the Institute’s programs. He will work in collaboration with the Institute’s faculty director, Finance Professor, Shane Corwin.
Prior to joining Conatus Capital, Burke was employed at Merrill Lynch from 1994-2007, holding leadership positions in equity markets in the U.S. and Europe. He previously worked for Kemper Financial Services and The Chicago Corporation.
Burke earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1994 and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Notre Dame in 1989.
Shane Corwin is a professor in the Mendoza College Department of Finance and serves as the faculty director of the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing. Professor Corwin’s research focuses on market structure and investment banking. He has published articles in numerous finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Markets, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Financial Management. Professor Corwin has also served as a member of the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board and has been awarded research grants from the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, Morgan Stanley and the Q-Group
Professor Corwin received a B.S. and an MBA from Mankato State University and a Ph.D. in Finance from The Ohio State University. He was an assistant professor at the University of Georgia prior to joining the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 2000.
Professor Corwin teaches Applied Investment Management (AIM), security analysis and investments at the undergraduate and graduate level and has received several teaching awards at Notre Dame, including the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Kaneb Teaching Award, the BP Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Chicago EMBA Outstanding Professor Award.