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David X Martin
Special Counselor

David X Martin is a veteran financial executive whose career includes stints at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Citibank, and AllianceBernstein. He has extensive experience working with regulators and sovereign governments, and at one time or another has handled the oversight of investable assets, investment strategies, operations, quantitative research, distribution channels, trading, and investment banking. He also has extensive experience running financial holding companies, overseeing acquisitions and the creation of new banking businesses.

Mr. Martin, now an acknowledged expert on Risk Management, was the founding Chairman of the Investment Company Institute’s Risk Committee (ICIRC), and Co-Chair of the Buy Side Risk Committee, composed of the Chief Risk Officers of the twenty largest asset management firms. He is also an adjunct professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and author of Risk and the Smart Investor, published by McGraw Hill in the fall of 2010 and author of The Nature of Risk, published by Amazon in 2012. He has also published numerous white papers on compliance and risk, enterprise risk management, corporate governance, and cyber security. Mr. Martin is also a member of the Sanctions Subcommittee of the US Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economy Policy and the Senior Advisory Board of Oliver Wyman.

While at AllianceBernstein Mr. Martin served both as Chief Risk officer and a Director of Sanford Bernstein LLC. He was responsible for the oversight of over $875B in assets, and was a member of the firm’s committees on: valuation (Chair), ethics, internal controls, compliance, new product approvals (Chair), fraud, business continuity and information security. He has participated in innumerable industry conferences as a featured speaker and expert panel member, and has provided market commentary for Bloomberg Television.

At Citibank, working with both John Reed and William Rhodes, David developed and implemented a comprehensive process of enterprise risk management. He focused on understanding macro-economic trends, continually reassessing the company’s global risk profile, and proactively managing risk. He worked regularly with the Citicorp Board, rating and regulatory agencies, major corporate clients and investors, payment systems, and sovereigns.

David is a Certified Public Accountant, and received his Master’s in Business Administration from New York University.


Advisory Board

William R. Rhodes

Eduardo Aninat, Ph.D.

Sheila Bair

Senator Bill Bradley

Joyce Chang

M. Shafik Gabr

Charles Goodhart, CBE, FBA

Henry Kaufman, Ph.D.

Barbara G. Novick

Guillermo Ortiz, Ph.D.

Richard L. Sandor, Ph.D., Dr. Sc.h.c.

Myron S. Scholes, Ph.D.

The Honorable Carole L. Brookins (2010-20)

Judge Richard A. Posner (2010-20)

Randal K. Quarles (2010-17)


Sheila Bair
Advisory Board Member and Senior Fellow

William A. Barnett
Director / Advances in Monetary and Financial Measurement

David Beers
Senior Fellow / Sovereign Risk Analysis and Policy

Bradley J. Bondi
Senior Fellow / Legal Studies

Kevin R. Brock
Senior Fellow / Cybersecurity Strategy

Alvin Chua
Senior Advisor

Stephen Dizard
Special Counselor

John D. Feldmann
Senior Fellow

Kate Flanagan
Senior Fellow / Consumer Finance

Peter Flocos, Esq. (Trustee)
Managing Director, Policy and Regulation

Patricia Wilson Fridley
Senior Advisor

Diane B. Glossman
Senior Fellow / Financial Institutions

Lawrence Goodman
President and Founder

Steve H. Hanke
Special Counselor

Steven Lofchie
Senior Fellow / Legal Studies

Robin L. Lumsdaine
Senior Fellow / International Finance

Jack Malvey
Special Counselor

David X Martin
Special Counselor

Ryan Scott Mattson
Research Associate

Nicholas Sargen
Senior Fellow / Global Markets and Investment Management

Charles Schott
Senior Advisor

Kurt Schuler
Senior Fellow / Financial History

Liting Su
Research Associate

Jeff van den Noort
Chief Technology Officer

Yubo Wang
Senior Fellow / Financial Markets