David E. McClean has been Principal of the DMA Consulting Group, a regulatory and business consultancy to the financial services industry (asset managers, hedge funds, mutual funds, and broker-dealers), since 1992. As part of his consulting, he serves as officer or director for certain client firms. He serves or has served in such capacities at Sailfish Capital Partners (CT), Canaras Capital Management (NY), Aladdin Capital Management LLC (CT), Topos Partners (CT.), Capital Dynamics (Switzerland, New York), Panda Global Advisors (NY), Coherence Capital Partners (NY), Nuku Asset Inc.(Seattle, WA.), among many others. All of these firms are in the investment advisory or securities industry. Prior to DMA, Dr. McClean served as a legal compliance officer at Van Eck Global, BV Capital Management (a subsidiary of Bayerische Vereinsbank AG) and National Securities and Research Corporation. He has served on several securities industry panels over the years, published articles on securities regulation and business ethics, and conducted continuing professional education in mutual funds for the NASD Institute.
Dr. McClean received a Ph.D. and M.A. from The New School for Social Research, with research interests in social ethics and business ethics. He also received an M.A. (Liberal Studies/Philosophy) from New York University (1996), and a B.A. (summa cum laude) from Hunter College (1986). He also studied at NYU’s Wagner School for Public Service (1987-1989), focusing on financial management and public finance. In addition to his work with investment firms, David is Lecturer in Philosophy and Business Ethics at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, where he conceived and designed courses for a first of its kind program in advanced business ethics. He holds FINRA's Series 7, 24, 27, 63, 79 and 82 licenses.
David is a member of the Board of Trustees of The New School and is a member of the Board of Governors of The New School for Social Research, in New York City.
He is a Fellow with The International Compliance Association, based in the UK.
David's recent book (2015) addresses Wall Street reform in the wake of the financial crisis and attendant scandals: Wall Street, Reforming the Unreformable: An Ethical Perspective. Order the book here, or from any major book seller: Click here for more information.