William W. Fish began serving as a member of the GASB on February 1, 2012. Previously, he retired after serving for six years as the chief investment officer of Chartis U.S., the domestic property and casualty subsidiary of AIG, where he was responsible for managing $80 billion in assets. Earlier, Mr. Fish was head of municipals at AIG Investments, co-managed the municipal research group at ABN AMRO, and was responsible for building and managing the municipal securities research department at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. While at DLJ, he was ranked as the #1 municipal generalist from 1990 to 1994 in client polls conducted by Institutional Investor
magazine. He has served as president of the Society of Municipal Analysts and as chairman of the Municipal Analysts Group of New York.
Mr. Fish previously served on the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council from 1994 to 1996 representing the Public Securities Association and chaired the latter organization’s Research and Education Committee from 1989 to 1991. He held licenses as a municipal securities principal (Series 53 & 63), a general securities principal (Series 7 & 24) and a NYSE supervisory analyst. Mr. Fish is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.
Mr. Fish’s current term on the GASB concludes in 2016.