About Uwe Bott

Uwe Bott is Principal of Bott Consulting, an advisory firm aiding financial institutions, corporations, and governments on risk management issues. Until October 2011, he served as Managing Director for Systemic Risk at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Before joining DTCC, Uwe served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice President for Risk Management & Regulatory Affairs at CLS Bank, the world's largest payment system settling foreign exchange transaction for the global market. Uwe has met with political and corporate leaders, financial institutions and think tanks in more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Uwe also was an executive with GE Capital, a senior analyst at Moody's Investors Service and an international civil servant with the Inter-American Development Bank. He has provided on-camera political, economic and financial analysis for Bloomberg TV in the German, Spanish and Brazilian markets. He also is a contributing editor for the online magazine TheGlobalist. Uwe has a proven record of publications, coediting or contributing to several books mostly dealing with issues covering the global economy and international finance. Uwe received degrees in law and economics from the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Georgetown University. Besides his native German, he is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Uwe Bott is a U.S. citizen.

About this blog

You will find commentary on this site dealing with issues related to the economy, the world of finance and global politics. I will take positions on these issues rather than report on them. Some of my essays will be serious, others will be tongue-in-cheek. My writings are intended to initiate a dialogue in this space in order to find solutions to problems that affect us all. Most of all, my positions will be driven by the courage of my convictions and not by political expediency or self-interest. 

The Courage of Our Convictions Carries the Day