Author of Bloomberg: A Billionaire’s Ambition, Chris McNickle, will discuss the bipartisan legacy of a remarkable billionaire politician and how a successful entrepreneur was elected mayor of New York City and what he did with the power he won. While his time in office was not without controversy, Bloomberg has made vast improvements and changes in the structure of the city’s economic and social landscape, paving the way for a safer and sounder place to live and work in today.
Chris McNickle is treasurer of the American Historical Association. He is a member of the finance committee and chairman of the Investment Subcommittee, responsible for managing the AHA Endowment. He has been global head of institutional business for Fidelity International and managing director and head of the global investment management practice of Greenwich Associates, serving on the Global Operating Committees of both firms. In previous roles, he led the business strategy department at JP Morgan Investment Management and was a senior vice president at Prudential Retirement Services. He has over 20 years’ experience in the asset management industry.
Chris graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in economics and international relations, and he holds a PhD in U.S. history from the University of Chicago. He is author of To Be Mayor of New York: Ethnic Politics in the City, The Power of the Mayor: David Dinkins 1990-1993 and Bloomberg: A Billionaire’s Ambition. He has also published commentary on investment topics in the Financial Times and P&I, and has appeared on Bloomberg News and CNBC. He holds the chartered financial analyst designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Chris is a native New Yorker and currently resides in the Bronx, NY.