Mr. Tiedemann began his career working for Banco Garantia in 1994, a leading Brazilian investment bank, and lived in Brazil while working in the equity research department. Upon his return to New York, Mr. Tiedemann headed the sales trading operations for their top-ranked Brazilian equity brokerage division. In August 1998, he moved to Credit Suisse First Boston when the two banks merged and remained there heading up their sales trading efforts for all of Latin America.
Mr. Tiedemann is a member of the Economic Club of New York, a member of the Trilateral Commission, North American Group, and was a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) until 2020.
Mr. Tiedemann helped found and serves as Chairman of the Board of The River Fund – New York, an organization whose mission is feeding and empowering those they serve to move beyond the lines of poverty, which in that time has grown to be one of the largest frontline poverty centers in NYC. Additionally, Mr. Tiedemann serves as Vice President and Treasurer for Good+ Foundation, a New York-based organization dedicated to supporting destitute families and the raising of their children. Michael is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Metropolitan Club of NY. In 2012, Mr. Tiedemann was honored by Henry Street Settlement for his contribution to charitable causes and honored by The River Fund in 2017 for his impact and contribution to the fight against poverty. Mr. Tiedemann also serves on the board of Stephen Gould, one of the largest integrated packing companies in the country.
Mr. Tiedemann has been a selected speaker at a number of financial and regulatory associations around the country including: SEC Round Table “Discussion About the Future Regulation of the Hedge Fund Industry”, and “Global Financial Stability Report,” a government sponsored report highlighting his early concern about leverage and counterparty risk building in the financial system.
Mr. Tiedemann received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.