Curtis Arledge works at the Harvard Business School in the Forum for Growth and Innovation, an initiative guided by Professor Clayton Christensen, the author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, in which the theory of disruptive innovation was developed. Previously, Curtis was Vice Chairman of BNY Mellon and Chief Executive Officer of Investment Management, and he also had responsibility for BNY Mellon’s Markets Group. Prior to joining BNY Mellon in November 2010, Curtis was the chief investment officer for fundamental fixed income portfolios at BlackRock, Inc. and led the investment teams and strategy for BlackRock’s global fixed income efforts. He joined BlackRock from Wachovia Corporation, where he was the global head of the fixed income division within the bank’s corporate and investment banking group. From 1993 to 1996, Curtis was a founding member of Mariner Investment Group, specializing in fixed income arbitrage trading. From 1988 to 1993, he was a fixed income portfolio manager at BlackRock. A graduate of Princeton University, Curtis began his career as an analyst with Salomon Brothers in 1987.
Curtis served as the Vice Chair of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, of which he was a member from 2011 to 2016. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Bond Market Association, a predecessor organization to SIFMA. Currently, Curtis is an Advisory Council member at the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University, and he is a member of the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame.
Additionally, Curtis serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Autism Speaks, the largest autism science and advocacy organization in the U.S., and he is a member Board of Advisors of The New England Center for Children, a private, nonprofit autism research and education center. Curtis resides in Darien, CT with his wife and their four children.