Kevin Burke

Managing Director, Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing

Kevin  Burke

Contact Information

  • Office: 126I Mendoza College of Business
  • Phone: 574-631-2507
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Kevin Burke, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame 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.

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.

Prior to joining Conatus Capital, Burke was employed at Merrill Lynch from 1994-2007, holding leadership positions in equity markets in both 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.