"The Hundred Year Storm, Five Times in 15 Years?...Looking Back and Looking Forward on Financial Market Shocks"
Jennifer Tobin Associate Director, Alumni Affairs & Events East Coast
As George Santayana is famous for saying: "Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it."
With that, we review episodes of financial market turbulence and explore the common elements. What are the financial forces that interact to bring them about and what can we learn from them? And what forces at play now may be sowing the seeds of the next volatility event? These are the questions we consider in reviewing 5 prominent volatility events: the LTCM debacle, the tech bubble, the Enron bankruptcy, the housing bubble, and the sovereign risk crisis.
Dean Curnutt (Speaker)
Founder and CEO, Macro Risk Advisors (MRA)
Dean Curnutt is Founder and CEO of Macro Risk Advisors (MRA), an independent risk strategy and transaction execution firm. The company provides financial market intelligence to institutional investors including large hedge funds, insurance companies, pension funds and money managers. The firm's mission is to help its clients achieve superior investment results through valuable market insight and efficient transaction execution. MRA is a FINRA registered Broker/Dealer.
Dean is frequently invited to speak at industry conferences and often appears on CNBC and Bloomberg to discuss his market outlook. In 2012, he was named a "Rising Star of Hedge Funds" by Institutional Investor. He is a member of editorial board of the Journal of Investment Strategies.
Until January 2008, Dean was Managing Director and Head of Equity Salestrading at Banc of America Securities where he was a member of the Global Equities Management Team that set strategic direction for the division.
Prior to joining Banc of America Securities in 2001, Dean worked at Lehman Brothers in structured equity derivative products where his focus was on tailoring OTC derivative solutions for hedge funds and high net worth individuals.
Dean holds an MBA in analytical finance from the University of Chicago where he received the Citibank Award for best performance in finance. He received a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from St. John's University.
He lives in Rye, NY with his wife and three children.