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Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee Member Biography
Richard J. Herring

Richard J. Herring is Jacob Safra Professor of International Banking and Professor of Finance at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he is also founding director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, one of Wharton's largest research centers. From 2000 to 2006, he served as the Director of the Lauder Institute of International Management Studies and from 1995 to 2000, he served as Vice Dean and Director of Wharton's Undergraduate Division. During 2006, he was a Professorial Fellow at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Victoria University and during 2009 he was the Metzler Fellow at Johann Goethe University in Frankfurt.

He is the author of more than 125 articles, monographs and books on various topics in financial regulation, international banking, and international finance. At various times his research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Brookings Institution, the Sloan Foundation, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Outside the university, he is co-chair of the US Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee and Executive Director of the Financial Economist's Roundtable, a member of the Advisory Board of the European Banking Report in Rome, the Institute for Financial Studies in Frankfurt, and the International Centre for Financial Regulation in London. He is also a member of the Stanford Project on Resolution Policy at the Hoover Institution and was a member of the Pew Financial Reform Project. He served as co-chair of the Multinational Banking seminar from 19922004 and was a Fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos from 199295. He was a member of the Group of 30 task forces on the reinsurance industry and on international supervision and regulation. Currently, he is an independent director of the DWS mutual fund complex and has served on the predecessor Deutsche Asset Management and Bankers Trust boards since 1990. He is also an independent director of the Daiwa closed end funds and of Barclays Bank, Delaware.

Herring received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in 1968 and his PhD from Princeton University in 1973. He has been a member of Wharton's Finance Department since 1972. He is married, with two children, and lives in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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