Mark T. Williams

Executive-in-Residence/Master Lecturer, Finance, Questrom School of Business

Mark T. Williams is a risk-management practitioner and academic with three decades of experience.? Since 2002, he has been on the Finance Faculty at Boston University, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and currently holds the academic rank of Executive-in-Residence/Master Lecturer.? Previously, he worked as a senior trading floor executive, a bank trust officer and as a bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank.? His areas of expertise include risk management in banks, hedge funds and other investment companies; Fed monetary policy; corporate governance; business ethics; banking trading fraud and compensation practices; pension investments, return assessment and fraud prevention; energy commodities risk assessment; precious metals trading; financial literacy for young adults; and financial technology (Fintech), including virtual currencies and blockchain.

In addition to his teaching duties his expertise is called on frequently by national media. He has also been a guest columnist for the Financial Times, Bloomberg,,, The Boston Globe, Foreign Policy magazine and The New York Times.?In 2010 he published?Uncontrolled Risk?(McGraw Hill), a book examining the root causes of the financial crisis and the rise and fall of investment banking giant Lehman Brothers. In 2014 he provided Congressional Testimony on the risks associated with virtual currencies. He also presented on virtual currencies to The World Bank and at The Bretton Woods Committee in 2015. More recently, he co-authored a report about the growing risks associated with the MBTA pension.

Outside of academics, he conducts risk management seminars, has provided consulting for various Fortune 500 companies, and is a senior advisor at?The Brattle Group. On several occasions, he has also been an expert witness in various corporate cases involving risk management matters.