About David M. Rowe Risk Advisory

David M. Rowe is founder and president of David M. Rowe Risk Advisory, a risk management consulting firm.  The firm is focused on risk management support for boards and senior executives of financial institutions, primarily banks and investment banks, with particular focus on capital market activities.  It also advises on risk management technology strategy and vendor relationships.   Dr. Rowe is a frequent contributor to Risk magazine, where he has written the monthly Risk Analysis column since late 1999, and has appeared at numerous conferences and seminars over the past 20 years.

Prior to forming DMR Risk Advisory, Dr. Rowe was Executive Vice President for Risk Management at SunGard.  In that role he provided strategic input to SunGard’s solutions for risk management and served as an external spokesman on risk management issues.

Prior to joining SunGard, Dr. Rowe spent more than 25 years in the banking and economic forecasting industries, most recently as senior vice president of the Risk Management Information group at Bank of America in San Francisco.  In that role, Dr. Rowe had executive oversight and responsibility for the design, deployment, maintenance and operation of market and credit risk systems for the bank’s global FX, derivative and securities trading activities.

Dr. Rowe’s earlier positions include chief financial officer of Security Pacific Securities, Inc. (the broker-dealer subsidiary of the former Security Pacific Corp.); executive vice president and director of research for Townsend-Greenspan & Co. (Alan Greenspan’s economic consulting firm prior to becoming Chairman of the Federal Reserve) and president of Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates in Philadelphia.

His industry positions include:

  • Board member of the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE)
  • Former Board Member and current Chairman of the Training Committee of the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA)
  • Member of the editorial board of The Journal of Operational Risk
  • Former member of the editorial board of the GARP Risk Review

Dr. Rowe holds a Ph.D. in econometrics and finance from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA in finance with a concentration in money and banking from the Wharton Graduate School of Finance and Commerce, and a BA in economics with distinction from Carleton College.