Thursday, March 19, 2009

Major Insider Conference in Washington D.C.

The Wall Street Journal is holding a major insider conference this coming Monday and Tuesday in Washngton D.C. WSJ has been kind enough to clear me for press credentials to cover the event.

The Future of Finance Initiative participants are a near complete who's who of financial insiders. Among those attending:

Treasury Secretary Geithner

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Australia

Paul Volcker

David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director,The Carlyle Group

Paul Calello, CEO Credit Suisse

Robert E. Rubin, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group

Eraj Shirvani,Chairman, International Swaps and Derivatives Association

James S. Turley, Chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young

Laura Tyson, S. K. and Angela Chan Professor, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Meredith Whitney, CEO and Founder, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group

Roger Altman, Chairman and CEO, Evercore Partners

James S. Chanos, Founder and Managing Partner, Kynikos Associates

H. Rodgin Cohen, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Gary D. Cohn, President and Co-COO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc

Christine Lagarde, French Minister for Economy, Finance and Employment

1 comment:

  1. We know what Rudd will be pushing for.

    "Decisive action is needed to ensure adequate and speedy resourcing of the IMF. Now is not the time for protracted debates or further studies — something that has been a feature of IMF reform to date..."

    In other words, shut up and spend.