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Michael Greenwald

Director

Tiedemann Advisors

New York, NY, USA

Michael Greenwald

Biography

Michael Greenwald is uniquely positioned at the intersection of geopolitics and finance. Currently, he is Director at Tiedemann Advisors, a multi-family office managing over $22 billion in assets, and Managing Director at Tiedemann-Constantia, the firm’s European office.

From 2015 to 2017 he was the US Treasury attaché to Qatar and Kuwait and held counterterrorism and intelligence roles requiring travel to over 20 countries. He was ultimately chosen to serve on the team that crafted sanctions against Russia, ISIS and Al-Qaeda. Using his diplomacy background, he serves as a trusted advisor for Tiedemann, managing senior relationships with families and family offices globally. Given his experience with sovereign wealth funds and the private sector in the region, he leads investment strategy and business development in the Middle East.

Michael is a frequent speaker, writer and CNBC commentator on international security, the Middle East and the global economy. His niche focus is the future of the US dollar and the weaponization of the US financial system. As a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, he has published over 30 articles on that topic. He has given lectures at The Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard, Yale Law, and Northwestern Business School, Doha.

Michael’s non-executive posts include: Senior Advisor, Atlantic Council; Board Member, Halo Maritime Defense Systems; Aspen Institute, Vanguard Society of Fellows; Deputy Director, Trilateral Commission North America Group working with David Rockefeller Fellows.

His philanthropic work has included: Chair, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Next Generation Board; Senior Advisor, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Board Member & Finance Committee Chairman, Susan G Komen Foundation.

Michael Greenwald’s Newsfeed

Atlantic Council
A new era in financial diplomacy: The third evolution of Bretton Woods

Michael Greenwald, Senior Advisor at The Atlantic Council and Director at Tiedemann Advisors, discusses the increasing need for decentralized cryptocurrencies and a larger decentralized digital monetary system in response to the world continually, and rapidly, becoming more digitized. He looks at the research already being conducted by some of the world’s most prominent economies, as well as pilot programs that can build the foundation of a centralized bank digital currency (CBDC). Notably, Greenwald analyzes the possibilities of the exploratory work led by Christina Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank and former Chair and Managing Director of the IMF, in developing a viable 'stablecoin'. This is a conversation, Greenwald says, that is reminiscent of a similar Bretton Woods meeting many years ago – and one that the US needs be a part of.

Revamped Libra takes further steps to gain credibility

Michael Greenwald, Senior Advisor at The Atlantic Council and Director at Tiedemann Advisors, discusses the importance of Facebook’s hiring of former undersecretary of the US Treasury Stuart Levey, who will offer strategic guidance on its digital currency, Libra. A capable, experienced, and globally respected individual like Stuart Levey, Greenwald says, will offer a bridge between governmental financial policy and Libra, something he sees as a critical tool for success. In addition, Greenwald sees this move as a significant precedent for all potential digital currencies that will be released in the future.

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Michael Greenwald’s Background

Director
2020 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Founded in 1999, Tiedemann Advisors is one of the largest independent investment and wealth advisors for high-net-worth individuals, trusts, families foundations & endowments. Michael provides geopolitical, and macroeconomic guidance to the firm and clients. Michael serves as a trusted advisor and manages senior relationships with family offices in the United States, Middle East & Europe.
Managing Director
2019 - Present
Zürich, CH
Tiedemann Constantia offers a comprehensive set of wealth management services, with the security and sophistication that can only come with decades of experience. Based in Switzerland and working internationally, we devote all our talent and integrity to helping you achieve your goals.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

Deputy Executive Director of North America
Oct 2018 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
The Trilateral Commission was formed in 1973 by private citizens of Japan, Europe and North America to foster closer cooperation among these core industrialized areas, with shared leadership responsibilities in the wider international system.
Dean Advisory Board
Jan 2019 - Present
Boston, MA, USA
Founded in 1872, Boston University School of Law is a first class law school with a faculty recognized nationally for exceptional teaching and preeminent scholarship.
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Philanthropy

National Board Member, Chairman Finance Committee
May 2018 - Present
Dallas, TX, USA
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was set up by Susan's sister Nancy in honour of her death from breast cancer. They lead the way in groundbreaking research, community health intitiatives and advocacy programs.
Special Advisor on International Affairs to President & CEO Dr Laurie Glimcher
Mar 2018 - Present
Boston, MA, USA
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is committed to providing expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer, whilst advancing the understanding, treatment, cure and prevention of cancer & related diseases. Michael is special advisor to Dr. Laurie Glimcher.
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Media

Event: Asia Society Policy Institute
New York, NY, USA
Michael Greenwald, Director at Tiedemann Advisors & Managing Director at Tiedemann-Constantia, and former financial diplomat spanning the tenures of 3 US Treasury Secretaries, joins the Hon. Kevin Rudd for a discussion on the developments of the US-China relationship in 2019, and what we can expect from this relationship in 2020.
Interview
New York, NY, USA
Michael Greenwald, former U.S. Treasury Attaché, and CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera join ‘The Exchange’ to discuss the U.S.-Iran relationship and what’s next for the conflict.
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Publications

Contributing Writer
Washington, DC, USA
Michael Greenwald writes on issues relating to international economics, foreign policy, and the Middle East.
Author
New York, NY, USA
Michael Greenwald has published and contributed to many articles on international security and economic affairs for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
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Academic Appointments

Fellow
May 2018 - Present
Cambridge, MA, USA
Greenwald leads seminars exploring the financial and political implications of the Dollar’s role in global capital markets. He also explores the intersection between contemporary art and geopolitics. His expertise is in illicit finance, sanctions, and the Gulf/Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. Click on logo for link to articles and events.
Adjunct Professor
Jan 2018 - Present
Boston, MA, USA
The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies is their newest School. Established in 2014 by bringing together a number of long-established programs in international and regional studies. Greenwald is an Adjunct Professor teaching Global Policy: Financial Warfare. He also teaches The New Normal of Economic Statecraft in the Middle East.

Speaking Engagements

Speaker
New York, NY, USA
Click on logo to view Michael Greenwald's upcoming speaking events at Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center.
Public Speaking
A frequent speaker on international security, the Middle East and illicit finance issues, Greenwald's past speaking engagements include appearances on CNBC, lectures at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Institute, the Atlantic Council, Harvard University, Yale Law School, Stanford, Columbia University, and Northwestern Business School in Doha. Click on logo for more information.

Michael Greenwald’s Education

Juris Doctor Law
2007 - 2010
MA International Relations/National Security
2006 - 2007
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