Orin S. Kramer is a managing partner of Boston Provident, L.P., which manages investment vehicles focusing on the financial services industry. He is a director of Ariel Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda reinsurance company, and has served on the boards of other financial services firms, public and private. He chaired the New Jersey State Investment Council from 2002 to 2010 and was recently appointed to the New York State Council of Economic and Fiscal Advisors by Gov. Cuomo. He is Chair of the board of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. He is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of The Climate Reality Project, the organization founded and chaired by former Vice President Al Gore. He has served on the boards of a number of financial services firms, public and private.
In 2007, he was appointed by the Pennsylvania State Treasurer as a member of the Financial Asset Management Commission, which reviewed the State's investment practices. He was named by President Clinton as a member of the Commission to Study Capital Budgeting. In 1995, he was designated by the Secretary of Treasury to serve as a member of the Advisory Commission on Financial Services. In 1992, he served as a coordinator of President-elect Clinton's transition team on financial services issues. In 1990, he was appointed by the Governor of California as executive director of the California Commission on Ratemaking for Workers Compensation Insurance. In 1986, he served as vice-chairman and executive director of a special commission appointed by Governor Cuomo to study the liability insurance crisis and civil justice reform, and he co-authored the New York DeWind Commission report on product deregulation for banks. Mr. Kramer has published two books and a number of studies on the financial services industry. He has taught financial institutions law at Columbia Law School.
From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Kramer was a member of the financial institutions group at the management consulting firm of McKinsey & Co. From 1977 to 1981, he served as Associate Director of the White House Domestic Policy Staff. Previously, Mr. Kramer had been an associate with the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and executive director of the New York State Commission on Living Costs and the Economy. He received his B.A. from Yale College and J.D. from Columbia Law School.