Leo M. Tilman is a recognized authority on financial markets, corporate strategy, and risk management and President of L.M. Tilman & Co., a strategic advisory firm that serves governments, financial institutions, corporations, and institutional investors worldwide. Through thought leadership in finance and risk management, L.M. Tilman & Co. helps its clients create lasting economic value. Prior to founding the firm, he held senior positions with BlackRock as well as Bear Stearns, where he was Chief Institutional Strategist and Senior Managing Director.
Mr. Tilman teaches graduate-level finance at Columbia University and is the author of three books translated into several foreign languages: Financial Darwinism (2009), Asset/Liability Management (2003), and Risk Management (2000). In 2010, in collaboration with the Nobel economist Edmund Phelps, he co-authored a Harvard Business Review proposal to create of the First National Bank of Innovation – a novel financial institution dedicated to financing innovative entrepreneurial projects and fostering economic dynamism.
Mr. Tilman has been profiled as a Business Visionary by Forbes, a distinction given to “influential authors, decision makers, and thought leaders in the field of business.” He is a contributing editor of The Journal of Risk Finance and serves on the advisory board of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University and on the board of directors of Atlantic Partnership. Mr. Tilman was honored by the World Economic Forum among a select group of executives, public figures and intellectuals recognized for “their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.” He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in mathematics from Columbia University and has completed executive education in leadership and public policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.