Gary R. Buesser joined the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on July 1, 2018. His term concludes on June 30, 2023.
Mr. Buesser was a portfolio manager/research analyst for 30 years, including at Lazard Asset Management from 2000 to 2018. A director/research analyst at the firm beginning in 2009, he worked as an accounting analyst to improve the firm’s global investment professionals’ understanding of accounting standards to enable them to make better-informed investment decisions. From 2000–2009, Mr. Buesser was a portfolio manager/research analyst on the U.S. Strategic Equity and U.S. Mid-Cap product teams.
Prior to Lazard, he served as a portfolio manager at the Evergreen Funds, SG Cowen Asset Management, and Shearson Lehman Hutton Asset Management.
Mr. Buesser previously served on the FAF’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. From 2010 to 2013, he served on the FASB’s Investor Advisory Committee, including as co-chair from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Buesser has also participated in numerous FASB investor outreach projects.
Mr. Buesser is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Society New York. He earned his master of business administration/finance from the College of William and Mary and a bachelor of science in economics from St. Peter’s College.