Who's Who Directory
Derivatives & Structured Finance Partner, Allen & Overy
David Wainer is a partner in the International Capital Markets department for Allen & Overy. From 2000 to 2003 he was a partner in the Tokyo office. His practice includes a wide range of structured finance and derivatives products, particularly CDOs and other credit derivative-related products. In 1995, Wainer spent six months on secondment as a derivatives lawyer for a major U.S. investment bank. Wainer is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
Elisse Walter was appointed by President George W. Bush to the SEC and was sworn in on July 9, 2008. Under designation by President Barack Obama, she served as Acting Chairman during January 2009. Prior to her appointment as an SEC Commissioner, Walter served as Senior Executive Vice President, Regulatory Policy & Programs, for FINRA.
Chief Executive Officer, FXall
Philip Weisberg was one of the key people responsible for launching FXall. As CEO, Weisberg remains the driving force behind the entire business strategy by testing latest technology improvements and working with customers one on one. Prior to FXall, Weisberg served as Managing Director at LabMorgan, JP Morgan Chase & Co’s eFinance incubator and held various roles in derivatives trading in New York and London. Highlighting Weisbergs’ role as an executive of a top financial institution, in 2007 he was featured in Institutional Investor Magazine’s “Online Finance 30” for the seventh consecutive year.
Mark P. Wetjen was sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on October 25, 2011. Commissioner Wetjen brings to the agency seven years of experience working for the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, Senator Harry Reid, whom he advised on all financial-services-related matters, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Commissioner Wetjen worked closely with the relevant congressional committees on Title VII of the Act, which the CFTC is charged with implementing. Before his service in the U.S. Senate, Commissioner Wetjen was a lawyer in private practice and represented clients in a variety of litigation, transactional and regulatory matters.
Mary Jo White
Chairperson, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Mary Jo White is the chairperson of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On January 24, 2013, President Obama nominated White to succeed Elisse Walter. White was the first woman to be named U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York when she was appointed by President Clinton in 1993. She served that post from '93-2002.
Senior Analyst, Tower Group
Bob Williams is a Research Director in TowerGroup's Capital Markets practice. With over 21 years of experience in financial services, he covers strategic issues facing buy-side and sell-side firms globally and advises clients on strategy, regulation, technology, and product development in the area of front-office trading and technology trends for institutional capital markets.
John C. Williams
President, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Dr. Williams took office March 1, 2011, as the twelfth president and chief executive officer of the Twelfth District Federal Reserve Bank, at San Francisco. In 2012, he serves as a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.
Deputy Secretary, US Treasury
Neal Wolin is the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, a position for which he was confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 2009. Prior to his confirmation, Wolin served in the Obama White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President for Economic Policy. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Wolin was the President and COO of the property and casualty insurance companies of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. He served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Hartford from 2001 to 2007 and oversaw the company's law, government affairs, communications, marketing and tax functions.