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Gregg E. Berman

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Associate Director, Division of Trading and Markets
Washington, DC, USA


Gregg E. Berman is currently Associate Director of the Office of Analytics and Research in the Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC.

Mr. Berman covers a wide array of areas including equity market structure, clearing-house risk, derivatives transparency, and broker-dealer capital. Before joining the Division of Trading and Markets, Mr. Berman was co-deputy director of the Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation where he worked with the SEC’s financial economists on research and analysis regarding buy-side institutions, market structure, sell-side institutions, corporate disclosure, corporate governance, and litigation support.

Prior to joining the SEC in the fall of 2009, Mr. Berman had served as the head the risk business of New York-based RiskMetrics Group. In that capacity he was responsible for all institutional and wealth management offerings that serve Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Prime Brokers, Banks, Financial Advisors, Insurance Companies, and Corporates. Mr. Berman joined RiskMetrics as a founding member during the time of its spin-off from J.P. Morgan in 1998 and had held a number of roles from research to head of product management, market risk, and of business management.

Before joining RiskMetrics Group, Mr. Berman co-managed a number of multi-asset Hedge Funds within New York-based ED&F Man. His start in the Hedge Fund space began in 1993, researching and developing multi-asset trading strategies as part of Mint Investment Management Corporation, a $1bn CTA based in New Jersey.

Mr. Berman is a physicist by training and holds degrees from Princeton University (Ph.D. 1994, M.S. 1989), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. 1987).
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