Martin Fridson is, according to The New York Times, “one of Wall Street’s most thoughtful and perceptive analysts.” The Financial Management Association International named him its Financial Executive of the Year in 2002. In 2000, Fridson became the youngest person ever inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame. He was dubbed "the dean of the high yield bond market" in conjunction with being voted onto the Institutional Investor All-America research team. According to Barron’s, “No one brings more insight or a better reputation for integrity to the junk-bond market than Marty Fridson.”
Marty received his BA cum laude in history from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He has been a guest lecturer at the graduate business schools of Babson, Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Fordham, Georgetown, Harvard, MIT, New York University, Notre Dame, Rutgers and Wharton. He is the author of several books, including It Was a Very Good Year: Extraordinary Moments in Stock Market History (1998).
Marty is currently the chief investment officer of Lehmann, Livian, Fridson Advisors LLC, an investment firm based in New York, and publisher of Income Securities Investor newsletter. He has been a member of the Museum's Board of Trustees since 2022.