Brian S. Strauss serves as Chairman of the Risk Management Association - New York Chapter (RMA NY) and he is a former Chairman of the Capital Markets Credit Analysts Society (CMCAS). Mr. Strauss is a Managing Director at eDelta Consulting Inc., where he advises financial institutions on risk management, regulatory and compliance-related matters. Previously, Mr. Strauss was a Director in the Banking & Capital Markets practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Prior to joining PwC, Mr. Strauss served as Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer of KCG Americas LLC, as well as Deputy CRO of KCG Holdings, Inc. Mr. Strauss previously served as CRO of Knight Capital Group, a predecessor firm, where he had global responsibility for credit, market and operational risk management. Before being promoted to this newly-created role in September, 2012, Mr. Strauss had served as Chief Credit Officer of the firm.
Mr. Strauss was previously a Managing Director and Senior Credit Officer at UBS Americas Inc., where he served as Co-Head of Hedge Fund Credit in the Americas. While at UBS, Mr. Strauss was the primary risk liaison to the domestic and international equities businesses and the exchange-traded derivatives businesses globally. Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Strauss was employed by Bank One N.A. as a Managing Director and Capital Markets Credit Officer, where his responsibilities included managing the bank's exposure to hedge funds, securities firms and money managers, and overseeing the ISDA documentation group.
Mr. Strauss received a B.Sc. in finance from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. in finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.