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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 and held counterterrorism and intelligence roles requiring travel to over 20 countries. Greenwald was the principal liaison from the U.S. 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 issues 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 previously included: chair of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Next Generation Board among 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 in History from George Washington University.

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Complacency, Not China, is America’s Enemy Number One

"China is not the main threat to United States global competitiveness – the enemy is lurking within. U.S. complacency regarding the dollar global reserve currency status could be the ultimate Achilles Heel for the United States in the years ahead. For far too long, the U.S. has rested on its financial system’s laurels and weaponized the dollar since 9/11 to fulfill its geo-economic goals."

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
What the Crumbling of Financial Centers Means for the Dollar

In this piece for the Belfer Center at Harvard Kennedy School, Michael Greenwald, Belfer Center Fellow and Director at Tiedemann Advisors, discusses the ramifications for the US dollar's influence in a time of Covid-induced deglobalization, further pushed by an international trend of turning inward, and significant issues seen in the world's financial centers, namely New York, London, and Hong Kong.

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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.
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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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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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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.
Guest Speaker
Washington, DC, USA
MIchael Greenwald discusses the future of sanctions and financial warfare. He explains how to measure the effectiveness of these tools and why they need to be updated for an era of great power competition.
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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

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

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.
Jan 2019
Abu Dhabi, AE
Mark Cutis, Chief Financial Officer, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, and Michael Greenwald, Director, Tiedemann Advisors; Senior Advisor to the President and CEO, Atlantic Council, speak as part of a panel at The Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi.
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Michael Greenwald’s Education

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