David Belmont

Chief Risk Officer, Commonfund; Lecturer in the Practice of Management

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David Belmont has firm-wide oversight and responsibility for all aspects of risk management. Prior to joining Commonfund in 2011, David was Global Head of Hedge Fund Credit for UBS Investment Bank where he led a global team of 45 risk managers and analysts responsible for the risk management of hedge fund and managed fund exposures in the Investment Bank globally. In addition, he was the Head of Risk Management for UBS Prime Services where he led a team of eight risk managers responsible for the market, credit and operational risk of the Prime Brokerage in the Americas.  He was a member of the UBS Prime Brokerage Executive Committee, the Exchange Traded Derivatives Risk Committee, the Prime Services Risk Committee and Prime Services Risk Board. Prior to UBS, David spent 10 years in Asia, 6 of which were in Singapore with Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s $100 billion sovereign wealth fund, most recently as its Chief Risk Officer from 2004 - 2007. In addition, he was a Director with Anderson LLP and founded their Asia Financial and Commodity Risk Consulting practice in Singapore, managing a team of 17 professionals across Asia. He was also a Regional Risk Manager with Black River Asset Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund, and was a sovereign risk underwriter with Citicorp. David is a Chartered Financial Analyst and the author of the books Managing Hedge Fund Risk and Financing published by John Wiley and Sons (2011) and of Value Added Risk Management in Financial Institutions (John Wiley and Sons, 2004).


  • MBA, Yale School of Management, 1992