Former Senior Managing Director, BlackRock
Michael Lustig retired after a 25+ year career on Wall Street, and now devotes the majority of his time and energies toward non-profit & impactful enterprises.
Prior to retiring, Michael spent most of his career at BlackRock where he was a Senior Managing Director overseeing Structured Mortgage & Derivative Products trading, and was the portfolio manager overseeing the Federal Reserve's managed assets arising from their activities during the market crisis of 2008-9. He has a deep involvement with UJA-Federation of NY, as Chair of both EPIC/COJP and i4, and as co-Chair of the Manhattan Fundraising campaign. Michael also serves on a variety of other UJA committees including Impact & Performance Assessment, Planned Giving & Endowment, and the Network Cabinet.
Michael is a Board Member of the American Jewish Committee/NY, Columbia/Barnard Hillel (immediate past President), Binghamton Hillel, and the Dualis Yozma Fund. He is a Trustee of the Baron de Hirsch Fund, Congregation Shearith Israel, and the Jewish Communal Fund, and is acting as an advisor to the Columbia Center for Comics Studies. Michael serves on the CFA Institute’s Fixed Income Task Force, and regularly lectures at Columbia University Business School.
Michael serves on the Board of GigaWatt Global, an Israel-based solar energy company that built the first large-scale grid-connected field in East Africa, as well as maintaining several other corporate Advisory & Board positions. He lives in NYC with his wife Rachel, and three wonderful children.