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Jane Buchan

Jane is CEO at Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, an investment management firm based in Irvine, CA with offices in London and Singapore. As CEO, Jane is responsible for overall business strategy and firm direction. She began her career at J.P. Morgan Investment Management in the Capital Markets Group. She has also been an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Jane currently serves as Director as well as Chairwoman of the Board for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA). She also serves as a Director and Chair of Governance and Nominating for the Torchmark Corporation (TMK). Jane serves as a Trustee for Reed College in Portland, Oregon as well as the University of California Irvine Foundation. She is a member of the Investment Committees for both organizations. She is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Master of Financial Engineering Program at University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. Additionally she serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Alternative Investments. Jane is a founding Angel for 100 Women in Hedge Funds.

Jane is a guest on CNBC and Bloomberg television as well as a regular contributor to both the business and investment press. She participates in many industry conferences as a moderator, panelist and keynote speaker. Jane holds both a PhD and an MA in Business Economics (Finance) from Harvard University. She earned a BA in Economics from Yale University.

Jane and her husband, Jim Driscoll, reside in Corona del Mar California.