Instructor, Content Development, Subject Matter Expert
Marti Tirinnanzi is an expert in financial risk management and hedging strategies using derivatives and swaps contracts. She is skilled at helping market-users understand and navigate financial regulations related to Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act. In financial reporting policy circles and in Washington, DC, she is credited for her work for better transparency for derivatives pricing and financial reporting.
Tirinnanzi currently serves on the Board of Directors and on the Audit Committee for Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which operates global exchanges, including the NYSE and clearinghouses. She also serves on the Board of Directors of ICE Mortgage Technology, Inc. and Board of Managers of ICE Mortgage Services, LLC, the governing board of MERSCORP Holdings, Inc., which are subsidiaries of ICE.
For more than 25 years, Ms. Tirinnanzi has advised REITs, banks, securities/futures brokerages and commodity dependent manufacturing companies in the areas of price and rate risk management, hedging strategies using derivatives contracts, financial instrument accounting, and regulatory compliance. She is well known among Washington DC policy circles, and regularly advises Congressional staff, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FDIC, FHFA, banking regulators and financial markets industry groups on ways to address financial risk.
In 2020, Tirinnanzi joined the faculty of Catholic University’s Busch School of Business as an adjunct professor of accounting and finance. She also has broadened to focus on cryptocurrency and blockchain and has taught courses in cryptocurrency and blockchain to professionals in Chicago, New York, London and Washington DC. She was recently invited to share her views on the cash and futures markets for Bitcoin to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Speaking on Bitcoin, Tirinnanzi was a featured guest on the popular Apple Podcast “More than Money.” She also served as a professor on derivatives courses at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC
Earlier she worked with the Congress, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other regulatory agencies and industry groups in addressing the problems of the financial crisis of 2008, chiefly counterparty risk and risk management strategies using derivatives contracts. She was appointed chairman of the Clearinghouse Working Group of the Federal Housing Finance Agency and under her leadership was involved in the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac transfer of $3 trillion in interest rate swap contracts, the largest derivatives portfolios used for hedging interest rate risk, to central clearing and settlement. She also served as a legislative advocate for the Agency in the development of the Dodd Frank Act’s Title VII on derivatives.
She previously served in various senior executive financial positions in roles at MFX Currency Risk Solutions, RBC Capital Markets, Chatham Financial and WGL Holdings ($2.6 billion regional public utility company.) Earlier in her career she was a policy director for America's Community Bankers (now the American Bankers Association) and as a review examiner to banking supervision and regulation with the Federal Reserve.
Tirinnanzi earned her Master's degree from The Johns Hopkins University, and Bachelor's degree in liberal arts from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and holds a Certificate of Director Education from the NACD Corporate Directors Institute. In addition, she has been an adjunct professor of banking and finance at The Carey Business School of Johns Hopkins University. Tirinnanzi was recognized by Futures Magazine as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People of 2010.