Treasury official to address ISOM class

Emil Henry, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury for Financial Institutions, will give a lecture to a risk management class on Monday, May 15 at 11:40 a.m. in 124 Isenberg School of Management.

The class is taught by Sheila C. Bair, a former assistant treasury secretary who was recently nominated by President Bush to serve as the head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Henry is Bair’s successor as assistant treasury secretary. His diverse portfolio includes a wide variety of financial services issues, including oversight of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program as well as heading a current treasury study of hedge funds and systemic risk. He will be talking about these and other Treasury initiatives during the guest lecture.

Henry has more than 20 years experience on Wall Street and in the financial community. Before joining the Treasury Department he served as a senior partner of Gleacher Partners, a worldwide investment banking and investment management firm where he was managing director, chairman of asset management, and chairman of Gleacher Fund Advisors. At Gleacher, he had oversight responsibility for the firm’s core investment activities that include private equity and mezzanine debt investing and several pooled investment vehicles in the form of hedge funds. Henry has extensive experience in management buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, and a wide array of sophisticated investment vehicles. Prior to his position at Gleacher Partners, he was a member of Morgan Stanley’s merchant banking arm responsible for the firm’s principal investments.