Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Balance Sheet and Capital Strategy
James S. (“Jim”) Wiener is a Senior Executive Vice President of BNY Mellon and head of Balance Sheet and Capital Strategy for the company. In this role, Jim is responsible for analyzing risk-adjusted returns for each of our activities and businesses, managing the securities portfolio to ensure the company maintains appropriate liquidity and maximizes yield, driving high-return deposit gathering, overseeing credit facilities and executing capital adequacy testing.
He is also a Board member of BNY Mellon Government Securities Clearing Corporation.
Jim has extensive experience working with the largest and most complex global financial institutions and is a widely recognized expert on financial services, capital markets and risk management.
Prior to assuming his current role in July 2019, Jim served as the company’s Chief Risk Officer for five years, overseeing the compliance, credit, operational and market risk functions. He previously has served as a Board member of BNY Mellon SANV.
Jim joined BNY Mellon in November 2014 from Oliver Wyman Group, where he was senior partner and leader of the North American Public Policy Practice and a member of the firm’s management committee. In that role, he led the firm’s consulting focus on capital planning requirements under the Federal Reserve’s Comprehensive Capital Analysis Review (CCAR), Dodd-Frank derivatives reform, prudential standards for foreign banking organizations, and resolution and recovery planning.
Jim joined Oliver Wyman in 1994, and held a series of increasingly senior roles, including senior partner and leader of the North American Finance and Risk Management Practice, where he led the firm’s largest practice area globally.
He earned a B.A. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University.