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Patricia Wilson Fridley
Senior Advisor

Patricia Fridley is a senior executive with extensive experience in building investment businesses and leading teams of asset managers that achieved long term sustainable performance. Ms. Fridley has over 30 years of experience of Investment Management in areas ranging from public and private securities in both fixed income and equity.

Patricia Fridley was most recently at Allstate Insurance Companies as a Senior Managing Director in Investments until she retired in 2009. At Allstate, she held a variety of leadership roles. Most recently, she created and led Allstate’s Portfolio Management Group as well as developed Allstate’s international investing strategy. The Portfolio Management Group was responsible for tactical asset allocation decisions and the International activities - which spanned growing Allstate’s offshore activities as well as driving greater allocation to foreign markets across all the Allstate portfolios. Ms. Fridley also grew Allstate’s Private Placement Group, revamped the Company’s Derivative Group, Commercial Mortgage Loan Group and Mortgage Backed/Asset Backed Areas, built Allstate’s CLO business, and created the strategy for investing in Private Equity and Hedge Funds.

Prior to Allstate, Ms. Fridley was at Nationwide Insurance Companies where she held a variety of leadership positions primarily in fixed income securities. Her last position at Nationwide was serving as Head of Private Asset Portfolios.

Ms. Fridley’s career has spanned the full range of investment activities on both a micro and macro basis. She has built portfolios and teams in individual asset classes and been directly responsible for all aspects of portfolio performance including acquisition, disposition, portfolio protection, and workout activities. On the macro side, she has significant leadership experience around strategic asset allocation, risk allocation, asset liability management, portfolio derivative usage, portfolio performance measurement and incentives, and governance. She is most proud of the leadership talent and teams she has developed over the years.

Ms. Fridley served on a number of industry insurance committees including the American Council of Life Insurers' (ACLI) Senior Investment Life Officers Investment Committee for over 10 years. Ms. Fridley also served as a member and ultimately Chair of the LOMA Investment Committee.

Ms. Fridley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration from Muskingum University and a Master of Business Administration from Ohio State University. Ms. Fridley is on the Board of Trustees of Muskingum University and sits on both the Endowment Committee and Campus Life Committee. She is also on the Board of Advisors of the Posse Foundation in Chicago.


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