"Mr. Brunie is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the Association of Investment Management and Research and of the New York Society of Security Analysts. In addition he is Chairman Emeritus of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a not-for-profit free-market oriented “think tank”, and a member of the international Mont Pelerin Society. (For the latter, he was proposed for membership by two Nobel Laureates.) He is a director of the Zweig Fund, the Zweig Total Return Fund and is also a trustee of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation. He also serves on the board of The American Spectator and on the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, which was founded by Hudson Senior Adjunct Fellow Betsy McCaughey."