In January 2019, Kim N Wallace began an independent policy risk consultancy focused on analyzing potential investor and corporate impacts of macroeconomic and competition policies.
A fiscal and financial policy expert, Mr. Wallace has managed policy research teams at private capital market and government entities.
From 1994-2008, Mr. Wallace traveled extensively in Asia, Europe and North America briefing institutional investor clients on risks and opportunities coming from a range of policies including macroeconomics (monetary, fiscal and trade policies), deregulation (financials and telecoms) and US elections. Mr. Wallace was recognized by Institutional Investor Magazine as a member of its All-American all-star research team nine times. In 2004, he conceived and won approval for a business intelligence group focused on geopolitical risks for the executive committee of a global investment bank. He briefed the bank’s executive committee weekly.
From January 2009 through October 2011, after unanimous Senate confirmation, Mr. Wallace served as the Treasury Department’s Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs during the Obama Administration where he managed a team of 17. At Treasury, Mr. Wallace was a principal on the Dodd-Frank implementation team and a member of both the housing reform task force and debt limit working group.
Other highlights from Mr. Wallace’s government career include:
- Four years as an assistant to Senate Majority Leader George J Mitchell (D-ME) where he served as the Majority Leader’s senior budget and appropriations analyst.
- Treasury Department’s Alexander Hamilton Award, 2011
- Top Secret and Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) security clearances
- The son of a decorated Air Force war veteran, Mr. Wallace is a devoted San Antonio Spurs fan and serves on the board of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Wallace and his wife live in Silver Spring, MD. Their two children graduated from the University of Richmond and Northwestern University, both work and reside in Washington, D.C.