Gordon L. Clark DSc FBA is the in-coming Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment and the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford University, holds a Professorial Fellowship at St Peter's College, and is the Sir Louis Matheson Visiting Professor at Monash University's Faculty of Business and Economics (Melbourne). He has been a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Law School and an Andrew Mellon Fellow at the US National Academy of Sciences. Previous academic appointments have been at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon's Heinz School and Monash University. In part, his research programme focuses upon institutional performance and behaviour in the context of risk and uncertainty. Using tests of competence and consistency to evaluate institutional decision-making, a series of papers have been published on this topic in the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (2004, 2006, 2007) and Risk Management and Insurance Review (2009). Focusing upon the best-practice design and governance of financial institutions, a series of papers have been published in Economic Geography (2008), the Journal of Asset Management (2008), Pensions: An International Journal (2010), and the Rotman Journal of International Pension Management (2008, 2010, 2011). More recently, Professor Clark and Dr Ashby Monk have produced a series of papers on the structure and performance of the investment management industry (available at ssrn.com). With Dr Adam Dixon, their Sovereign Wealth Funds: Governance and Legitimacy will be published by Princeton University Press in 2013.