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NIAS/Woolf Fellowship

From 2012 through 2019, P.R.I.M.E. Finance and The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (“NIAS”) established a P.R.I.M.E. Finance Fellowship Program, named in honour of the Rt. Hon. Lord Woolf of Barnes, P.R.I.M.E. Finance’s first Advisory Board Chairman. 

The following six individuals, all of them P.R.I.M.E. Finance Experts, have the honour of calling themselves Woolf Fellows:

  1. Sir David Baragwanath KNZM, KC, Appellate Judge and former President of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon and current Secretary General of P.R.I.M.E. Finance;
  2. Jonathan Ross, Director at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and a P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert;
  3. Professor Cally Jordan, Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School and a P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert;
  4. Don DeAmicis, former Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in Washington DC.; and
  5. Robert G. Pickel, Affiliate, Rutter Associates LLC; former Chief Executive Officer, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).
  6. Joseph Bauman, Affiliate, Rutter Associates LLC; former Chief Administrative Officer, Athilon Group Holdings Corp; former Chairman, ISDA

You can access the papers of the P.R.I.M.E. Finance/NIAS Fellows here:

The Fellowship was awarded for one semester of five months. In line with the goals and objectives of NIAS and P.R.I.M.E. Finance, prominent scholars from the legal and financial sciences and governance studies, holding a Ph.D., J.D. or LL.D. degree or equivalent or holding appointment as a member of P.R.I.M.E. Finance’s Expert List, were eligible to apply. The aim of the fellowship was to allow the fellow to undertake research with a view to publication of the work product in a leading academic or market periodical, with research projects being related to P.R.I.M.E. Finance’s core activities.