The Journal Interview- Leslie Rahl
Interview by David Spaulding
Leslie Rahl received her undergraduate degree in Computer Science from MIT in 1971 and her M.B.A. from the Sloan School at MIT in 1972. She spent 19 years at Citibank, including nine years as head of Citibank's Derivatives Group in North America. Eleven years ago, she founded Capital Market Risk Advisors, a risk managment consulting firm specializing in risk attribution, derivatives, performance measurement, and risk transparency, and is a well-known pioneer in the swaps and derivatives business.
Leslie was named among the Top 50 Women in Finance by Euromoney, selected among "Who's Who in Derivatives" by Risk Magazine, was profiled in Fortune magazine's column, "On the Rise" and Institutional Investor's "The Next Generation of Financial Leaders."
Mrs. Rahl was a Director of the International Swaps Dealers Association (ISDA) for five years, is currently on the board of Directors for the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE) and the Fischer Black Memorial Foundation (FBMF). She is a steering committee member of the IAFE's Investor Risk Committee and a member of the Board of Advisors of The Financial Engineering program at the MIT-Sloan School and a Senior Advisor to the MIT Club Partnership with NYC public schools.