Alex J. Pollock

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Alex J. Pollock
Occupation Resident Fellow
Employer American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Location Washington, D.C.

Alex J. Pollock is a resident fellow of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)[1] in Washington, D.C. He focuses on financial policy issues, including government-sponsored enterprises, retirement finance, housing finance, corporate governance, accounting standards, and issues raised by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Pollock is currently a member of the board of CME Group.[2] and he also serves on the boards of Allied Capital Corporation,[3] Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and the Great Books Foundation.[4]

In June of 2009, he was rumored to be on a short list of possible nominees for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a bipartisan panel being formed to investigate the causes of the 2007 financial crisis. [5]


Prior to joining AIE in 2004, [6] Pollock spent some 35 years in the banking business, most recently as chief executive officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. He also served as president and ceo of Community Federal Savings in St. Louis.



  1. "Board of Directors”. CME Group.
  2. Executives. Wall Street Journal.
  3. Who We Are. Allied Capital.
  4. Board of Directors. Great Books Foundation.
  5. Nominees emerge for U.S. panel on Wall Street meltdown. Reuters.
  6. Scholars and Fellows. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.