30 Aug 2006
Financial expert named to Hipp Chair in business
D. Sykes Wilford of Charleston has been named to a three-year appointment as the W. Frank Hipp Distinguished Chair in Business Administration at The Citadel.
The W. Frank Hipp Distinguished Chair in Business Administration was created in November, 1992 by Francis M. Hipp, Class of 1933. The chair holder is a distinguished senior executive with a successful history of significant leadership responsibilities in a complex organization.
Wilford will teach an MBA level class in international finance. In addition he will serve as a resource for the School of Business Administration and assist in building stronger business relationships for the school.
Wilford earned his doctorate in Economics from Tulane University and his master’s from Vanderbilt University. Currently he serves as on fund boards and acts as an advisor to both government and corporate organizations in Europe and Asia. He was chairman of the advisory board of Beauchamp Financial Technology and a founding partner of Hamilton Investment Partners. He was the chief investment officer and member of the board of directors of CDC Investment Management from 1997 to 2002. Previously, Wilford was the chief investment officer of Bankers Trust’s Private Bank and managing director of Bankers Trust’s Global Investment Management operations. He was managing director of Chase Manhattan Bank managing the Portfolio Strategies Group and chairing its Investment Committee in London.
In addition, Wilford directed Chase’s Global Commodity Risk Management and European Index Linked Derivative Products businesses. He was an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as well as chief international fixed-income strategist for Drexel Burnham Lambert in London.
Wilford has written in both the academic and popular press. His articles have appeared in research journals such as the “American Economic Review” and the “Journal of Finance.” He has both authored and edited several books, ranging from economic policy in developing countries to Managing Financial Risk. He has been a faculty member at several universities in Europe, the United Kingdom and the U.S.