Guests: Robert Wiedemer and Satyajiy Das – Both authors of important books that provide both insight and action ideas during times of global market failures. Weidemer explains to us the bubbles and results of the damaging policies that the world has been engaged in. Das tells us more about what to expect from Europe and the world. If you are looking for answers, this is an episode to listen to..now.
Robert Wiedemer is a highly successful entrepreneur having raised venture capital and taken onto NASDAQ a high technology information services company. He is also the primary business valuation advisor to the Small Business Administration’s SBIC venture capital program. It is the largest fund of venture capital funds in the world with $20 billion invested in over 4500 high growth companies. Robert is a managing director with Absolute Investment Management.
Satyajit Das has worked in financial derivatives, risk management, and capital markets for over 30+ years.
Since 1994, Mr. Das has acted as a consultant to financial institutions and corporations in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Previously, between 1977 and 1994, Mr. Das worked on the ‘sell side’ (Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Citicorp Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch) and the ‘buy side’ (Treasurer of the TNT Group, an Australian based international transport and logistics company).
Das is the author of a number of key reference works on derivatives and risk management. His works include Swaps/ Financial Derivatives Library – Third Edition (2005, John Wiley & Sons) (a 4 volume 4,200 page reference work for practitioners on derivatives) and Credit Derivatives, CDOs and Structured Credit Products –Third Edition (2005, John Wiley & Sons). He is the author of Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives (2006, FT-Prentice Hall), an insider’s account of derivatives trading and the financial products business filled with black humor and satire. The book has been described by the Financial Times, London as ” fascinating reading … explaining not only the high-minded theory behind the business and its various products but the sometimes sordid reality of the industry”.
He is also the author (with Jade Novakovic) of In Search of the Pangolin: The Accidental Eco-Tourist (2006, New Holland), an unique narrative offering passionate and often poignant insights into the natural world and the culture of eco-travel.
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