We last spoke to our guest Satyajit Das in December and at that time we had a conversation about the emerging problems in the emerging nations. The USD was rising and what we should expect. Now we discuss the next areas of concern, the potential for QE in Europe and a few not so often discussed items that need our attention.
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”.
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