September 3rd – 4th, 2014
Welcome dinner Tuesday, September 2

We are grateful to the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, BNY Mellon, the Citrone Foundation, and the Y.A. Istel Foundation for their vision and support of Bretton Woods 2014: The Founders and the Future.

Interested in partnering with the Center for Financial Stability (CFS) as a sponsor? Contact CFS Manager of Communications and Development LeAnn Yee at or 212-626-2660 for more information.

Charter Sponsors

Marriner Stoddard Eccles was a rare combination in the economic life of our nation: he was both a major American entrepreneur in the Western United States and an insightful policy maker who radically reformed the governance of the Federal Reserve System. Eccles was born and raised in Logan, Utah, where he received a total of three years of high school education before his father’s death required him to assume the responsibility for his family at the age of 22. From this beginning, he became a distinguished businessman, an innovative banker, and an adviser to presidents. Franklin Roosevelt named him to head the Federal Reserve Board in 1934, and he led the Federal Reserve through depression and war during one of the most difficult times in our nation’s history. During his tenure, Eccles dramatically reformed the Federal Reserve System and led the process that created the Federal Housing Administration. A 1936 cover story of Time magazine noted that “a good many people believe that Marriner Eccles is the only thing standing between the United States and disaster.” Following World War II, he represented the Federal Reserve at the Bretton Woods Conference that crafted agreements creating the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In 1951, Eccles precipitated the Treasury–Federal Reserve Accord, a critical element of the Federal Reserve’s independence. Five years after his death, Congress named the Federal Reserve’s Washington, D.C., headquarters in his honor, and subsequent Federal Reserve Chairmen have called him “the father of the modern Federal Reserve.” More

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of June 30, 2014, BNY Mellon had $28.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.6 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.

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Honorary Committee

Eduardo Aninat
Bill Bradley
Jacques de Larosière
Charles Goodhart
Otmar Issing
Yves-André Istel
Takatoshi Ito
Henry Kaufman
Guillermo Ortiz
Randal K. Quarles
William R. Rhodes
Richard L. Sandor
John B. Taylor
Yu Yongding

Steering Committee

Robert Aliber
Carole Brookins
Barry Eichengreen
Lawrence Goodman
Steve Hanke
Robin Lumsdaine
Jack Malvey
Kurt Schuler