Richard Bookstaber

Rick Bookstaber is the Chief Risk Officer in the Office of the CIO for the Regents of the University of California, with oversight across its $110 billion of assets. He is a noted expert in financial risk management, and is the author of The End of Theory (Princeton, 2017), and A Demon of Our Own Design(Wiley, 2007).

His career has spanned chief risk officer roles on both the buy-side at Moore Capital and Bridgewater, and on the sell-side at Morgan Stanley and Salomon. From 2009 to 2015, Bookstaber served in the public sector at the SEC and the U.S. Treasury, with drafting of the Volcker Rule, building out the risk management structure for the Financial Stability Oversight Council, and developing an agent-based model to assess financial vulnerabilities.

He received a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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