Ed Blount
Executive Director
Center for the Study of Financial Market Evolution

Ed Blount has testified as an expert in fiduciary services and securities finance before all three branches of the United States federal government. He serves as executive director of the Center for the Study of Financial Market Evolution (CSFME), in Washington, D.C., and senior research fellow at Fordham University's Center for International Policy Studies in New York. Ed is also president of Advanced Securities Consulting, LLC., a regulatory compliance and litigation support firm. In 1993, while CEO of ASTEC Consulting, a firm he later sold to SunGard Data Systems, Ed created the first securities lending benchmarks for an institutional research cooperative of 150 securities lenders, 30 lending agents and 50 borrowers. In 2004, he developed Lending Pit, the first daily security lending pricing service for 90,000 global securities issues. Prior to ASTEC, Ed was an executive with Citibank and Bankers Trust Company. He is also a former U.S. Marine Captain, with degrees from Fordham, Pepperdine and New York University.