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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 $20 billion in assets, and Managing Director at Tiedemann-Constantia, a partner firm based in Zurich, Switzerland.

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

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 business development in the Middle East.

Michael is a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on international security and the global economy. He is a Fellow at the Atlantic Council and the 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 evolving global financial order. He has been featured on CNBC and given lectures at The Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard, Yale Law School 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 Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law, a Master of Arts from Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and a Bachelor of Arts, History from George Washington University. Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Michael resides in Palm Beach, FL with his wife.

Michael Greenwald’s Newsfeed

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
A Brush of Oversight Coming to the Art World

"As the United States continues to utilize tools of financial statecraft to limit the cash flow and economic freedoms of adversaries around the world, an age-old mechanism for concealing illicit transactions has recently received more attention: the art market. Recent restrictions placed on elites in adversarial countries have forced them to shift their capital to less traceable forms of storage and transaction."

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
How Should the Next President Wield the U.S. Dollar?

"In the last few years, observers have seen a variety of American sanctions imposed unilaterally across the global economy. These sanctions, while put in place to employ firm diplomatic retribution for irresponsible state actions, lose their efficacy when deployed unilaterally and with little foresight. No matter which administration takes office in 2021, they will need to have a new national security strategy for a more responsible use of the US dollar in their foreign policy. This will allow the United States to retain this tool for utilization in the long term."

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Michael Greenwald’s Background

Tiedemann Advisors
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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Current Board Positions

The Trilateral Commission
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.
Boston University School of Law
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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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
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.
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The digital dollar: Do we need it and how do we build it?
May 2020
Washington, DC, USA
Michael Greenwald, Director at Tiedemann Advisors and Senior Nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council. moderates a virtual discussion exploring the digital dollar as a potential tool in the economic battle against the coronavirus, hosted by both the Global Business & Economics Program and the GeoTech Center at the Atlantic Council.
CNBC: What leverage Iran has over the US
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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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.
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

Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center
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

Navigating Risk in Crisis
Panel Member
Apr 2020
In this Virtual Roundtable presented by Sigma Ratings, Michael Greenwald, Director at Tiedemann Advisors and Harvard Belfer Center Fellow, joins panel members to discuss COVID-19’s impact on financial crime compliance and broader counterparty risk management considerations.
U.S.-China 2020: A Year of Living Dangerously
Event: Asia Society Policy Institute
Jan 2020
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.
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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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