What: Global solutions for a global problem? Has the world really learned the lessons from the banking crisis of 2008-09?
Who: Philip Augar addresses these questions, followed by commentary from Jon Lukomnik and Stephen Davis. A question and answer period will follow.
When: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga.
Free and Open to the public
For more information visit: The Elfenworks Center for the Study of Fiduciary Capitalism or call Cheri Grant (925) 631-4074
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Philip Augar, Ph.D, is a former investment banker and is the author of five books on finance and and the economic crisis including Chasing Alpha: How Reckless Growth and Unchecked Ambition Ruined the City's Golden Decade (Random House, 2009); The Greed Merchants: How the Investment Banks Played the Free Market Game (Penguin, 2005); The Death of Gentlemanly Capitalism: The Rise and Fall of London's Investment Banks (Penguin, 2000). He contributes to The Financial Times and appears on BBC radio and television. Prior to becoming a writer in 2000, he led the global securities businesses of Schroders and NatWest having started his career in finance as an investment analyst. He attended Clare College, Cambridge graduating in 1978 with several degrees including a doctorate in History. In addition to writing, he currently advises a number of investment banks and hedge funds, is a board member at Britain's Department for Children, Schools and Families and works occasionally for The Cabinet Office.