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John Anderson

John Anderson brings over 20 years of high-level experience in federal government affairs to RFA.

Prior to joining the firm, John was Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Public Policy Americas division, where he was responsible for managing external advocacy and working with Congress and federal financial regulators on legislative and regulatory matters impacting the bank and its clients. He helped formulate Credit Suisse’s government affairs strategy and managed the firm’s Dodd-Frank implementation plan.


John previously served as Managing Director of government affairs at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). He also served as Vice President of the Securities Industry Association, which merged with the Bond Market Association in 2006 to form SIFMA. In 2003, he was named Head of Government Affairs for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and opened the organization’s first Washington, DC-based office.


Earlier in his career, John was a senior policy advisor to U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), a senior member serving on the Senate Banking, Budget and Finance Committees. He acted as staff liaison to the Senate Banking Committee and was Senator Crapo’s top advisor for budget, energy, tax, transportation and trade issues. Among other issues, he worked on major financial services legislation, regulatory policy matters, and nominations. John also worked in the House of Representatives for the Honorable Jack Metcalf (R-WA), and began his career on Capitol Hill working for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

  • Notable Facts

    • Managing Director, Credit Suisse
    • Senior policy advisor to Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID)
    • Works closely with House and Senate leadership, the administration and members of Congress to develop policy, formulate strategy and build support towards the enactment of key pieces of legislation
    • Represents Fortune 500 companies, banks, asset managers and trade associations
    • A.B. in Political Science, University of Georgia
    • M.A. in International Commerce and Policy, George Mason University’s School of Public Policy