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Michael Greenwald

Director

Tiedemann Advisors

New York, NY, USA

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Biography

Michael Greenwald is uniquely positioned at the intersection of geopolitics and finance. He is Director at Tiedemann Advisors, a multi-family office managing over $20 billion in assets, and Managing Director at Tiedemann-Constantia, a partner firm based in Zurich.

From 2015 to 2017, Michael was the US Treasury attaché to Qatar and Kuwait, serving in two US presidential administrations and under three treasury secretaries, and held counterterrorism and intelligence roles requiring travel to over 20 countries. In this capacity, he was the principal liaison to the banking sector in Qatar and Kuwait.

He was appointed to the US Treasury 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 business development in the Middle East.

Michael is a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on international security and the global economy. He is Deputy Director at the Trilateral Commission and a Fellow at the Atlantic Council and Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he has published over 30 articles on the future of the US dollar and the global financial order. He has been featured on CNBC and given lectures at The Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard, Yale and Stanford.

His philanthropic work has included: Chair of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Next Generation Board, and various board work in the public and private sectors. Michael earned a JD from Boston University School of Law, MA from Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and BA, History from George Washington University. Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Michael resides in Palm Beach, FL with his wife and serves on the Board of The Town of Palm Beach Investment Committee.

Michael Greenwald’s Newsfeed

CNBC
Important for Gulf states to unite against Iran, Greenwald says on end of Qatar blockade

Michael Greenwald, director at Tiedemann Advisors and Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, says the resolution of the Qatari dispute allows greater local and foreign investor confidence and increased economic cooperation in the Gulf region.

Atlantic Council
The Future of the United States Dollar: Weaponizing the US Financial System

"COVID-19 has triggered a deeper recession than that of the 2008–2009 global financial crisis. As in that crisis, monetary authorities at the US Federal Reserve have taken unprecedented actions to support liquidity in global markets. These steps have included support for domestic debt markets, including a recent expansion in the corporate bond market, as well as swap lines targeting the global dollar shortage..."

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Michael Greenwald’s Background

Tiedemann Advisors
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.
Tiedemann Constantia
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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Michael Greenwald’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

Town of Palm Beach
Board Member, Investment Advisory Committee
Nov 2020 - Present
Palm Beach, FL, USA
The Investment Advisory Committee acts in an advisory capacity and shall make recommendations to the Town Council in matters relating to the Town’s investment policy and the investment of the Town’s surplus funds.
Atlantic Council
Co-Chairman | Councilors Program
2019 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
The Atlantic Council Councilors Program is an initiative focused on convening a results-oriented group of private sector leaders dedicated to more actively exploring and acting on issues at the intersection of business, foreign policy, and politics that will shape the global future.
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Current Advisory Roles

Atlantic Council
Senior Advisor to President & CEO Fred Kempe
Jan 2018 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs, based on the Atlantic Community's central role in meeting global challenges.

Philanthropy

Promise Fund of Florida
Board of Directors
Jul 2020 - Present
Palm Beach, FL, USA
The Promise Fund of Florida aims to prevent the unnecessary progression of breast and cervical cancer in order to eliminate preventable loss of life in Palm Beach County, Florida.
The Susan G. Komen Cancer Breast Cancer Foundation Inc
Board of Directors & Chairman of the Finance Committee
May 2018 - Jun 2020
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.
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Media

Will the dollar maintain its international role in the global financial system, or fall to other alternatives?
Interview
Dec 2020
In this interview with Josh Lipsky, Director of the Atlantic Council Geoeconomics Center, Michael Greenwald discusses some of the key ideas in his recent report titled 'The Future of the United States Dollar: Weaponizing the US Financial System.'
How will the Biden administration use the dollar to strengthen US global economic leadership?
Interview
Dec 2020
Building upon his findings and analysis in his recent report titled 'The Future of the United States Dollar: Weaponizing the US Financial System', Michael Greenwald discusses the myriad ways that the Biden administration can utilize the US dollar to strengthen the US's influence in the global economy and restore global financial order.
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Publications

The Future of the United States Dollar: Weaponizing the US Financial System
Author
Dec 2020
In a report for the GeoEconomics Center at the Atlantic Council, Michael discusses the effects of the Covid pandemic on the US and global economies. His analysis traces the historical role of the dollar as global reserve currency, from Bretton Woods to sanctions on authoritarian regimes, while also offering policy proposals that weaponize the strength of the US economy to achieve financial order.
Atlantic Council: The New Atlanticist Blog
Contributing Writer
Washington, DC, USA
Michael Greenwald writes on issues relating to international economics, foreign policy, and the Middle East.
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Academic Appointments

Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center
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.
Atlantic Council
Senior Nonresident Fellow, GeoEconomics Center
Washington, DC, USA
The GeoEconomics Center is a collaborative and innovative part of the Atlantic Council. Its research focuses on energy, climate policy, national security, and technology and is organized around three pillars central to the future of the global economy and US economic leadership: the future of capitalism, the future of money, and the way forward on economic statecraft.
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Speaking Engagements

Global Perspectives Series: COVID-19 Vaccines, Remedies, and Distribution
Panel Member
Jan 2021
Michael Greenwald, Director at Tiedemann Advisors, joins a panel hosted by CEO to discuss the latest information on the Covid-19 vaccine and its distribution efforts.
Tackling the After Effects of COVID-19
Co-host
Nov 2020
New York, NY, USA
Michael Greenwald will co-host an event titled 'Tackling the After Effects of COVID-19' on November 16th at Noon ET. The event, presented by the American Technion Society, will feature a discussion with Professor Josué Sznitman on his work creating a technology that could counter some of the most dreaded symptoms of COVID-19.
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Michael Greenwald’s Education

Boston University
Juris Doctor, Law
2007 - 2010
Boston University, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
MA International Relations/National Security
2006 - 2007
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