TDI Podcast 129: Das on Traders, Guns & Money

October 4, 2009 11:59 pm

Guest: Satyajit Das discusses the ins and outs of banking finance. How long can they continue to live off of government subsidies? What are the real inner workings and can we trust investing in them. We also touch on world finance as well as backdoor financing of the FDIC’s $50 billion shortfall.

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satyajit_dasSatyajit 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).

Mr. Das is the author of a number of key reference works on derivatives and risk management. His works include Swaps/ tradersgunsFinancial 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.

Get his book, Traders Guns & Money HERE

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