Ian Giddy is a Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University. In the past he has been Director of the International Product Group at Drexel Burnham Lambert. There, he was responsible for swap-related deals as well as the introduction of several index-linked and other hybrid bond structures for the firm's international clients. He has also held appointments at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, and Georgetown University. He has served in the U.S. Government at the Comptroller of the Currency and at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. During 1980-81 he was on leave as an economist with the International Monetary Fund.A U.S. citizen, he was born in South Africa where he obtained a B.Sc. in Psychology and Mathematical Statistics. His M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan (1972) was followed in 1974 by a Ph.D. obtained from the same institution under a Ford Foundation Western European Fellowship.
Dr. Giddy has served as a consultant to a number of multinational corporations and financial institutions, including ABN Amro, Banca Commerciale Italiana, Banco Santander, Bank of America, Barclays, Citibank, Credit Suisse, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, First Boston, HSBC, IBM, ING, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and others. He has lectured in Abu Dhabi, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dubai, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, the Peoples Republic of China, Peru, The Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. He also worked for three years as Consulting Economist at the Claremont Economics Institute.
Dr. Giddy's thirty years of practical and academic experience reflect his interest in international finance, corporate finance, structured finance, and risk management. He has participated in studies for the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. Congress and the World Bank, and is the author or co-author of over fifty articles in the field of international finance . These have appeared both in professional journals such as Euromoney and in academic journals such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is co-author of The International Money Market and Cases in International Finance and co-editor of the two-volume International Finance Handbook. Other books include Global Financial Markets, Asset Securitization in Asia and the Hudson River Watertrail Guide. He and his wife are the founders of Cloudbridge, a nature reserve in Costa Rica.
Ian Giddy passed away on June 14th 2009. He is deeply mourned by his wife, Jenny O'Grady Giddy and his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him in the world of Finance. A visionary who founded two nature reserves, Cloudbridge in Costa Rica, and Wildcliff in South Africa, he influenced the lives of any young researchers, and his legacy will live on in the forests and mountains where he loved to hike.
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