David Belmont, Governor David is the Global Head of Alternatives Risk at Blackrock where he is responsible for risk management of Blackrock's Alternatives businesses consisting of Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Assets, Commodities and Currency funds. Before joining Blackrock, David was Commonfund’s Chief Risk Officer where he risk managed alternative heavy endowment and foundation portfolios. Before joining Commonfund, David was the Global Head of Hedge Fund Credit for UBS Investment Bank responsible for the risk management of hedge fund, private equity and managed fund exposures in the Investment Bank globally. Also at UBS, he was Head of Risk Management - Americas for UBS Prime Brokerage. Prior to UBS, he spent 10 years in Asia and was Head of Risk Management for Temasek Holdings, a Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund. David is the author of two books on risk management, Value Added Risk Management (Wiley 2004) and Managing Hedge Fund Risk and Financing (Wiley 2011). He graduated from Bowdoin College Cum Laude and received his M.B.A. and Master’s of Science from Yale University. Mr. Belmont is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He also teaches a course on Risk Management at the Yale School of Management.