Gary Baker, CFA

Gary Baker, CFA, is managing director of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at CFA Institute. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization in the EMEA region and for strengthening relationships with its 40 member societies, as well as with institutions, universities, regulators, and institutional partners. Mr. Baker is responsible for supporting CFA Institute policy development in EMEA, advancing the impact of advocacy efforts, and supporting EMEA member societies in delivering value to members and candidates. He has a focus on increasing charterholder commitment to continuing education and has management responsibility for research functions across CFA Institute, including the Financial Analysts Journal, the Future of Finance initiative, and CFA Institute Research Foundation. Mr. Baker has been engaged in financial market investment research for the past 30 years in a wide range of sell-side strategic, analytic, and management roles. Previously, he was deputy head of research at Jefferies, and he also worked at Merrill Lynch in a number of global roles, including managing director and chief European equity strategist. Mr. Baker earned a master’s degree in geography from Cambridge University.