Clive Lipshitz is managing partner of Tradewind Interstate Advisers, a consulting firm serving institutional investors, alternative investment management firms, foundations and governmental agencies. Clients have included the Carlyle Group, AECOM, Stanford’s Institute for Economic Policy Research, and NYU’s Marron Institute. Previously, he managed strategy and product development at Credit Suisse Asset Management, PaineWebber (now UBS Wealth Management), and Brookfield Asset Management. A native of South Africa, he has had broad experience in Brazil, Mexico, and Canada, as well as in the UK, Israel, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is currently a research fellow with the Stern Infrastructure Finance Initiative, sponsored by the New York University Global Institute for Advanced Study.

Ingo Walter holds the Seymour Milstein Chair in Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics Emeritus at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He is a graduate of Lehigh (BA 1962; MS, 1963) and has been on the faculty at New York University since 1970. He has chaired several academic departments, directed the New York University Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions from 1990 to 2003, and served as Dean of Faculty from 2008 to 2012. He has also held visiting appointments at various institutions in Europe and Asia, including a long-term affiliation with INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and Singapore. His academic focus has included international financial intermediation and banking, industrial organization, and international trade in services. He has served as a consultant to various corporations, banks, government agencies, and international institutions, and has held a number of board memberships, currently including the National Bureau of Economic Research.