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Stephen Dizard
Special Counselor

Stephen Dizard is a special counselor to the Center for Financial Stability, focusing on bond markets, exchanges, and global liquidity.

Outside his role at the CFS, Mr. Dizard is the managing partner of Wood Capital Partners. He founded Wood Capital Partners in 2006, which was contracted to Elliott Management Corporation, a New York based hedge fund, where his focus was on catastrophe insurance and reinsurance. Stephen co-headed the Citigroup Special Situations Group from 1999-2006, managing proprietary positions in distressed investment strategies.

In 1984, he joined Salomon Brothers corporate bond department, co-founding the firm’s emerging markets global sales, trading, and research efforts, which included its banks in Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Prior to Salomon, he worked in Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb’s corporate finance group, advising governments on debt restructurings.

Mr. Dizard has served as a guest scholar and staff member in the Brookings Institution’s foreign policy group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Michigan Honors College and did his graduate work on national security at Columbia University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Advisory Board

Randal K. Quarles

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)


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