William H. Heyman

Vice Chairman & Chief Investment Officer, The Travelers Companies, Inc.

William H. Heyman is vice chairman and chief investment officer, and a member of the management committee, of The Travelers Companies, Inc., a major U.S. property and liability insurance company, and is responsible for all Travelers’ public and private investment activities, with a portfolio of approximately $75 billion.

Mr. Heyman is also a member of the board of governors and the executive committee of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the successor to the NASD (of which he was also a governor).

From August 2002 until August 2005, while it was a subsidiary of what was then St. Paul Travelers, Mr. Heyman was a director of Nuveen Investments, Inc. From May 2000 through May 2008, he was an independent director of Max Capital Group, Ltd., a Bermuda-based insurance holding company, a member of its executive committee, and chairman of its audit and risk management committee.

In addition, from July 23, 2007 (when he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate after having been nominated by President George W. Bush) until June 15, 2011, Mr. Heyman was a director (and chairman of the investment committee) of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).  SIPC is the entity responsible for the ongoing liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities.  Mr. Heyman was also a member of the SIPC Modernization Task Force, created to review SIPC’s statute and rules.     

Until March 2002, Mr. Heyman was chairman of Citigroup Investments Inc., which managed Citigroup’s proprietary investments.  He founded and was chief executive officer of Tribeca Investments, L.L.C., a Citigroup subsidiary that conducted merger arbitrage, convertible hedging, and distressed securities investing.

Mr.Heyman began his career as a securities lawyer, principally with Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He  received his B.A. from Princeton University and his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Sessions
Panel: Crisis and Opportunity: Managing Risk and Reaping Rewards in an Uncertain World

Thursday, November 10
12:10pm - 1:00pm