After the Storm…Where Are We Now?



My fishing buddy David Kotok is hosting a conference in Philly this week where I wll be presenting:

The Financial System, Banks & Economy: After the Storm…Where Are We Now?

The 27th Annual Monetary and Trade Conference:
Thursday, April 30, 2009
The Global Interdependence Center and Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business Present:


8:15AM Welcome
David Kotok, Program Chair, Global Interdependence Center
George Tsetsekos, Dean, Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business


8:30AM Bank Industry Analysis featuring
· Chris Whalen, Managing Director of Institutional Risk Analytics: “The US Banking Industry Post Bailout”
· Nancy A. Bush, CFA, NAB Research, LLC: “Creative Destruction in the Banking Industry: What’s Left, and What’s Next…”

Includes 15 minute audience Q&A. Moderator: Martin Heldring, Senior Vice President, TD Bank, and GIC Board of Directors


9:25 AM Barry Ritholtz, CEO; Director of Equity Research at Fusion IQ: “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy” Includes audience Q&A

Introduced by Tom Ambrose, President & CEO, Ambrose Wealth Management


10:00AM Coffee Break

10:20AM Macro Views of Financial Crisis Featuring
· Bob Eisenbeis, Chief Monetary Economist, Cumberland Advisors, “Are Things Really that Bad?”
· Diane Swonk, Chief Economist, Mesirow Financial, “Searching for a Bottom” Includes 15 minute audience Q&A.
Moderator: Bianna Golodryga, ABC News


11:15AM Keynote Speaker: William Poole, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and Former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: “Saying Goodbye to Too Big to Fail” Includes 15 minute audience Q&A

Introduced by Albert Brinkman, Senior Vice President, Miami International Holdings


12:00PM Conclusion: Dr. William C. Dunkelberg, Chairman, Global Interdependence Center and Economic Strategist, Boenning & Scattergood

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