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Richard Fisher

Richard Fisher

Formal First Name
Richard
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Dates
1949 - present

Richard Fisher served as the 12th President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He held the position from April 2005 through March 2015 and during this time was described as the Fed's resident truth-teller. Fisher focused the work on prominent economic policy issues. He has positioned the Dallas Fed at the forefront of the debate on financial institutions, advocating for an environment that allows the largest banks to fail and returns market discipline to the banking system. Fisher has also maintained his academic interests, teaching graduate courses and serving on several university boards.

Professional Experience


Academic History

PERSONAL LIFE


EARLY CAREER

  • Fisher began his career in 1975 at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., where he specialized in fixed income and foreign exchange markets.
  • He became assistant to the secretary of the Treasury during the Carter administration, working on issues related to the dollar crisis of 1978 to 1979.
  • He created Fisher Capital Management and Fisher Ewing Partners in 1987, selling his controlling interests in both firms when he rejoined the government in 1997.
  • While Deputy United States Trade Representative, he oversaw the implementation of NAFTA and various agreements with Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Chile, and Singapore.
  • He was a senior member of the team that negotiated the bilateral accords for China's and Taiwan's accession to the World Trade Organization.


CAREER AT DALLAS FED


CURRENT APPOINTMENTS


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Service to Democracy Award 2006
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Public Service 2006
  • Dallas Business Hall of Fame 2009
  • Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service 2014
  • Order of the Aztec Eagle Award 2015
  • Neil Mallon Award 2015