Jean-Christophe de Swaan

Position
Visiting Lecturer in Economics
Role
Partner at Cornwall Capital
Bio/Description

JC de Swaan is a lecturer in the economics department at Princeton University, where he is affiliated with both the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance and the Bendheim Center for Finance. He teaches courses on ethics in finance and Asian capital markets to undergraduate and graduate students, frequently inviting guest speakers from industry and government to discuss current affairs and ethics in finance. Separately, JC de Swaan is a Partner at Cornwall Capital, an investment fund based in New York. Before joining Cornwall, he was a senior advisor on China at a global macro fund and an investment professional at an Asia-dedicated hedge fund. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company. He is the author of the book "Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry" (Cambridge University Press: 2020), calling on finance practitioners to restore the discipline's focus on serving society. He is a regular contributor to key business publications including Financial Times, Nikkei Asia, and others. He also teaches at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge and has previously taught at Yale University, Hong Kong UST, and Cheung Kong Business School in Beijing. JC de Swaan received his B.A. from Yale University in Political Science, an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University‚Äôs Kennedy School.  He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an Associate Fellow of Ezra Stiles College at Yale University.