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Craig Phillips

Craig S. Phillips

Senior Advisor

Mr. Phillips served as Counselor to the Secretary at the U.S. Treasury from January 2017 to June 2019 and acted in the capacity of the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance.

Under Secretary Mnuchin, he focused on financial institution and capital markets policy, fiscal operations, government asset and liability management and general economic policy. He led the development for policy under the Core Principles established by Executive Order 13772. He supported Secretary Mnuchin in the development of policy for comprehensive housing finance reform and in oversight of Treasury’s investment in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Between 2008 and 2017, Mr. Phillips was a Managing Director of BlackRock where he founded and led the Financial Markets Advisory Group, a global risk consulting group that leveraged the strengths of BlackRock’s Aladdin risk platform. The FMA Group oversaw in excess of $180 billion of advisory assets under management and served over 200 unique clients in 32 countries around the world. Mr. Phillips also led BlackRock’s Client Solutions Group that provided customized investment solutions to the Firm’s institutional and retail platform clients, including Outsourced CIO services, and had in excess of $200 billion of assets under management.

Mr. Phillips is a pioneer in the securitized products industry. He led numerous innovations in residential mortgage, asset-backed and commercial real estate securitization markets. From 1994 to 2006 he was a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and led its global Securitized Product Group. From 1984 to 1994 he was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse First Boston where he was Co-Head of its U.S. Securitization Group.

Mr. Phillips has a BA in Economics/Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.