University of Baltimore, School of Law – Baltimore, Maryland, JD 1975;
University of Maryland – College Park, Maryland BA/Political Science 1972.
Mr. Blank is an international lawyer and actively practiced law from 1977- 1990 at which time he became a Swiss private banker. From 1991-2003 Mr. Blank as Senior VP initiated and managed Bank Julius Baer, Palm Beach.
From 2004- June 2008 as Managing Director/Senior Advisor he was responsible for establishing Credit Suisse Private Advisors, Miami which served as the first SEC registered office for CS Zurich in the U.S.
In July 2008 he founded Swiss Asset Advisors AG, Zug Switzerland a multi-family office serving HNW clients and their investment needs.
Mr. Blank is co-founder of MIDAS, SAM in Monaco which is the first auction house in Europe exclusively presenting exceptional colorless and colored Diamonds.
Mr. Blank’s expertise is in project management and development and he has contributed his skill set to the Diamond Commodity Fund. In addition he oversees all fund raising activities for the DCF. He is an internationally recognized speaker and lectures on diamonds. He contributes to a number of leading publications in the financial industry and has written a series of articles entitled “Diamonds – The New Asset Class”.