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

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Credit, Derivatives

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11 Responses to “After the Storm…Where Are We Now?”

  1. Steve Barry says:

    Bad news…not only has the storm not ended, it has barely begun…this is an early feeder band. We are at 370% credit to GDP and climbing. The storm will really pick up when this number starts contracting.

  2. snapshot says:

    William Poole – impressive. With a moderator from ABC, maybe you can generate a few good sound bites for the evening news.

  3. Chief Tomahawk says:

    “10:00AM Coffee Break”

    BR, hope you’re not going to have them running for the bar instead of the coffee…….

  4. vaughn says:

    yea, “AFTER the storm”?
    Is it some kind of pumper’s symposium?
    Will they be serving green shoots for lunch?

    Now “eye of the storm” i could see……

    Could you work some of this guy’s spiel into yer presentation?

  5. Mannwich says:

    The storm is far from over. Very premature. Not sure if any other have read this about Geithner in the Times?

  6. hangtime79 says:

    Very impressive line up. Kudos to the sponsors for pulling the names together. If I was in Philly or on the East Coast probably make a point of attending.

  7. Bruce in Tn says:

    if the swine flu becomes a pandemic, you won’t have to worry about retail…I have been reading about this over the weekend, and if we have anything like Mexico, the shock to the system will be greater than 9/11…

  8. I’ll have to look up where in Philly this is. Springsteen is playing Philly on Wednesday night so it sounds like I might not get much sleep.

  9. leftback says:

    Not after the storm, Barry. In the eye of the hurricane.
    The winds on the back of the storm often do the most damage.

  10. SINGER says:

    tell Bianna I said “What’s up?”

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