Ethan Berman is Chief Executive Officer of RiskMetrics Group. Before spinning off RiskMetrics Group from JPMorgan in 1998, Berman was a Managing Director at JPMorgan; responsible for the firm's Risk Management Services Group. As head of that group, he was in charge of JPMorgan's risk advisory work, including developing risk products such as RiskMetrics and CreditMetrics. Berman joined JPMorgan in 1987 as a bond trader and worked in New York, Tokyo, and Paris. He eventually managed the Mortgage-Backed Securities business, the North American taxable salesforce, and the government option and zero-coupon trading desk. In 1997 Berman was named one of the new rising stars of global finance by Business Week.