William Michael Cunningham is a social investing advisor. This style of investing combines a desire to maximize financial return with an attempt to maximize social good. In September, 1998, Mr. Cunningham opposed the application, approved by the Federal Reserve Board on September 23, 1998, by Travelers Group Inc., New York, New York, to become a bank holding company. He served as an expert witness on behalf of homeowners in a case which sought to hold corporate parties legally responsible for supporting and facilitating fraudulent subprime lending market activities. On April 11, 2005, he testified on behalf of investors before Judge William H. Paley III in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York at a fairness hearing regarding the SEC-mandated Global Research Analyst Settlement.
He holds an MBA degree in Finance and a Masters degree in Economics, both from the University of Chicago.
Community economic development
Financial market reform