Edward Altman is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University, and Director of the Credit and Fixed Income Research Program at the NYU Salomon Center.
Dr. Altman has an international reputation as an expert on corporate bankruptcy, high yield bonds, distressed debt and credit risk analysis. He was named Laureate 1984 by the Hautes Études Commerciales Foundation in Paris for his accumulated works on corporate distress prediction models and procedures for firm financial rehabilitation and awarded the Graham & Dodd Scroll for 1985 by the Financial Analysts Federation for his work on Default Rates and High Yield Corporate Debt. He was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame in 2001 and elected President of the Financial Management Association (2003) and a Fellow of the FMA in 2004, and was amongst the inaugural inductees into the Turnaround Management Association's Hall of Fame in 2008.
In 2005, Dr. Altman was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance" by Treasury & Risk Management magazine and is frequently quoted in the popular press and on network TV. Dr. Altman is an advisor to many financial institutions and publishing companies including Paulson and Company, John Wiley and Sons, and the RiskMetrics Group, (MSCI, Inc.), as well as on the Boards of the Franklin Mutual Series Funds and, until recently, Automated Trading Desk, Inc. He is also Chairman of the Academic Advisory Council of the Turnaround Management Association.