Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

William May

William May

William May is a Senior Analyst in the GARP Research Center where his current focus is on international banking risk and regulation, the creation of GARP’s continuing professional education curriculum and testing program, and GARP’s global academic outreach efforts. Prior to joining GARP, Bill was an associate professor of finance and graduate program director at Manhattanville College. 

Bill has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently as Senior Director in Fitch Ratings’ credit market research group, where he focused on the leveraged finance market. Prior to this, he served as a Senior Research Officer at UBS Wealth Management and has worked for several buy-side and sell-side firms including Bank of America and Federated Investors. He began his career in the research function of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. 

Bill earned a BS in applied mathematics and economics from SUNY Stony Brook; an MBA from Fordham University; and an MS in financial engineering from Polytechnic Institute (currently part of New York University) and is currently completing a PhD in economics at Fordham University.  An active community volunteer, Bill sits on the board and is chairman of the investment committee of MercyFirst, a leading not-for-profit human service agency, and is also a member of the Sponsor Council of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy.

Teaching: Risk and Regulation


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