Marc Fleischman was a Visiting Scholar in the International Relations program where his research and writing examine the connections and interplay between international relations and international business. His expertise lies in commodities and the politics of energy, with a regional focus on the Middle East and Russia.
Mr. Fleichman is currently a board member at Yukos Oil Company and an advisor to global corporations, investment funds and foundations. Mr Fleischman’s career in international finance spanned over twenty years, beginning as a sovereign and corporate credit analyst for one of the largest emerging markets debt managers in the world, GT Capital. His experience in managing emerging market debt risk led him to work in Mexico City for a Mexican investment bank, Bursamex. Mr. Fleischman correctly predicted the 1994 Mexican peso devaluation and the subsequent tequila crisis with such aplomb that he was hired by a French bank, Indosuez Capital Latin America, to help expand their business. He was later transferred to New York where he teamed up with his first boss from GT and set up an emerging markets hedge fund. Afterwards, Mr. Fleischman spent the next five years working in Frankfurt and London for Dresdner Bank in its global fixed income business helping hedge funds identify investment opportunities. Mr. Fleischman then spent the next decade becoming a key player and senior executive in global fixed income markets for Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns and Citi Bank. His final posting was a three-year and a half year stint in London and New York as the managing director in charge of Royal Bank of Canada's hedge fund relationship management business. Mr. Fleischman retired from RBC in 2012 to focus on the opportunities at Yukos.
Mr. Fleischman is active in charity work through the Challenged Athletes Foundation and he is an avid cyclist and tennis player. He earned his BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.