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The Committee to Establish the National Institute of Finance is group of private citizens who have come together as volunteers behind a common goal: To see the National Institute of Finance brought into being, as a critical component of the upcoming restructuring of financial regulation in the U.S.

Members of the Committee to Establish the National Institute of Finance

John C. Liechty, Professor, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University *

Allan I. Mendelowitz, Former Director, Federal Housing Finance Board *

R. Mark Reesor, Assistant Professor and SHARCNET Chair, Universty of Western Ontario *

Arthur A. Small, III, Associate Professor of Applied Economics and Finance, Department of Meteorology, Penn State University *


Harry Markowitz, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and John von Neumann Theory Prize.

Rui Albuquerque, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, Boston University

Jesper Andersen, Founder,

Michael Atkin, Managing Director, Enterprise Data Management Council Inc.

Zvi Bodie, Norman and Adele Barron Professor of Management, Boston University

Willi Brammertz, Managing Director, Brammertz Consulting GmbH

Rob Casper, Managing Director, Global Head of Reference Data, Morgan Stanley

Anthony S Cicatiello, Chairman, CN Communications International Inc.

Bill Coleman, Founding Chairman and CEO, BEA Systems, Inc.

Rama Cont, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operation Research and Director of the Center for Financial Engineering, Columbia University

Pierre Collin-Dufrense, Carson Family Professor of Finance, Columbia Business School

Peter Cotton, Chief Executive Officer, Julius Finance

Peter Carr, Head of Quantitative Financial Research, Bloomberg and Director, Mathematics in Finance M.S. Program, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Sanjiv Das, Chair, Department of Finance, Santa Clara University

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Managing Director, Risk and Policy at SunGard

Jay Dweck, Managing Director, Global Head of the Strategic Analytics, Modeling and Systems Group, Morgan Stanley

Leslie Greengard, Director, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Jianqing Fan, Frederick L. Moore Professor of Finance, Professor of Statistics, Princeton University

J. Doyne Farmer, Professor, Santa Fe Institute

Richard Foster, Senior Faculty Fellow, Yale School of Management; Emeritus Director, McKinsey & Company.

Jean-Pierre Fouque, Professor, Statistics & Applied Probability, and Director, Center for Research in Financial Mathematics and Statistics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Jim Heinzman, Managing Director - Securities Markets Products, Actimize

Stephen C. Horne, V.P. Master Data Management and Integration Services, Dow Jones Business & Relationship Intelligence

Serguei Issakov, Senior Vice President of Quantitative Research and Development, Numerix

David Ingram, Senior Vice President, Willis Re Inc.

Alan J King, Ph.D. IBM Research

Bruce I. Jacobs, Ph.D., Principal, Jacobs Levy Equity Management

Bill Janeway, Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance, University of Cambridge

Khaldoun M. Khashanah, Distinguished Service Professor and Program Director, Financial Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

Jeff Jonas, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics

Petter N. Kolm, Clinical Associate Professor of Mathematics and Deputy Director, Mathematics in Finance M.S. Program, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Joseph Langsam, Managing Director, Analytic Research, Morgan Stanley

Christopher Laursen, Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting

Richard Lindsey, CEO, Callcott Group

Robert Litterman, former Managing Director and Director of Quantitative Resources at Goldman Sach

David Leinweber, Founding Director, Center for Innovative Financial Technology, Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley

Francis Longstaff, Allstate Professor of Insurance and Finance, Anderson School of Management, UCLA

Roy Lowrance, former CTO, Reuters 

Janet Lustgarten, CEO Kx Systems

Yaacov Mutnikas, former CTO, Algorithmics

John O'Brien, Faculty Director, Masters in Financial Engineering, Haas School, U.C. Berkeley

Anoop Rai, Professor of Finance, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Director, The Center for International Financial Services and Markets, Hofstra University

Dan Rosen, President, R2 Financial Technologies

David Rowe, Founder and President of David M. Rowe Risk Advisory

Keith Saxton, Global Director for Financial Markets, IBM

Toby Segaran, Founder,

Harvey Stein, Head of Counterparty and Credit Risk, Bloomberg

Anthony Scianna, Executive Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Sungard Financial Systems

Ronnie Sircar,  Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University

K. A. (Kim) Taipale, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy; Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute

Jürg von Känel, Senior Manager - Systemic Risk, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

George Williams, Attorney

Tony Wyan, former Vice President of Market-Data Integrity, Merrill Lynch

Michael Zerbs, President and Chief Operating Officer, Algorithmics

Steven Zhu, Senior Vice President, Risk Analytics and Portfolio Strategies, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

(*) Indicates founding members of CE-NIF


Institutional affiliations are listed for identification purposes only. Listings do not necessarily reflect an endorsement by these organizations of the CE-NIF, its views, or its activities.


The activities of the CE-NIF have to date been funded primarily through voluntary contributions from committee members. The CE-NIF has not received financial or material support from any commercial organizations. We are thankful to The Courant Institute for Applied Mathematics at New York University, for hosting an organizing workshop; and to the Enterprise Data Management Council, for limited media and communications support.  Above all, we are grateful to the many organizations that have made their staff available to participate in CE-NIF activities, and to the growing community of professionals who, recognizing a critical need, have given their time selflessly to this effort.
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