Nick Greenstock
Gatehouse Advisory Partners
Will Greenwood
British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC

Michael Greenwald


Tiedemann Advisors

New York, NY, USA

Michael Greenwald


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

Sanction Russia and China? Not So Fast, Says Ex-Treasury Expert

In this commentary piece for Barron's, Michael Greenwald discusses the strategy of past sanctions programs, namely the Iran and North Korea sanctions. He notes the efficacy of these programs, but also informs us that these methods might be outdated. With Russia and China, Greenwald notes, sanctions policies are narrowing, with Russia and China continuing to work on methods to counter the most agressive sanctions.

The economic battleground between China and the United Kingdom

In this article written for the Atlantic Council, Michael Greenwald discusses the importance of the Shanghai-London Stock Connect suspension, a move he considers a "major escalatory move." He looks at the potential consequences of this action, for the UK and the world, and analyzes China’s new sanctions policy.

View allHide

Michael Greenwald’s Background

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.
View allHide

Other Business Interests

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.

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.
View allHide


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.
View allHide


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.
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.
View allHide


New York, NY, USA
Michael Greenwald and his colleague Kent Insley discuss and analyze the effects that geopolitical events have on market stability and investments, both at home and abroad.
Contributing Writer
Washington, DC, USA
Michael Greenwald writes on issues relating to international economics, foreign policy, and the Middle East.
View allHide

Academic Appointments

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.

Michael Greenwald’s Education

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