The 2007 Financial Crisis: How Bad; What Previous Crises Teach Us and What to Expect Going Forward

European Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Roundtable

January 11, 2008: 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

The European Private Equity and Investment Banking Roundtable is proud to invite you to the first business breakfast of 2008. Our guest is Gillian Tett, a leading journalist and editor of the Financial Times, whose brilliant articles are widely considered among the best and most in depth analyses on capital markets.


Chicago GSB
Woolgate Exchange, 25 Basinghall Street
London, United Kingdom

Event Details

Gillian will discuss one of the most debated topics at present: “The 2007 Financial Crisis: How Bad, How Deep; What Previous Crises Teach Us and What We May Expect Going Forward." Due to Gillian’s position in the business information flow and exposure to CEO of global banks/corporations, this will be a unique opportunity to further enhance our comprehension of current events (compared to previous banking crises) and to shade some light on what 2008 and following years may look like.




Register Online

Deadline: 1/10/2008


7:45 AM-9:00 AM: Breakfast and Program

Speaker Profiles

Gillian Tett (Speaker)
Assistant Editor, Financial Times

Gillian Tett is an assistant editor of the Financial Times and oversees the global coverage of the financial markets. In 2007 she was awarded the Wincott prize, the premier British award for financial journalism, for her capital markets coverage. She was also shortlisted for the British business journalist of the year award. She joined the FT in 1993 and worked in the former Soviet Union and Europe, and in the economics team. In 1997 she was posted to Tokyo where she became the bureau chief, before returning in 2003 to become deputy head of the Lex column. She is the author of Saving the Sun; How Wall Street mavericks shook up Japan’s financial system and made billions (Harper Collins and Random House). Gillian Tett has a PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge University, based on research conducted in the former Soviet Union in the early 1990s. She speaks French, Russian, moderate Japanese and Persian.


Paolo Guida, MBA'06 (EXP-11) 

Other Information

As usual, we kindly ask you to pre-register using the link provided in due time as seats are limited and sell quickly. Please limit the number of tickets you purchase so to give opportunity to others to attend as well. Also make any effort to join the GSB campus by 7.45am as we'll start right away in order to be done by 9am.