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“Understanding Systemic Risk in Global Financial Markets”

About the Subject
Systemic risk is the risk that developments in the financial system will disrupt financial stability and the economy. While systemic risk has been a central concern since the Credit Crisis of 2007–2009, the history of finance shows that financial crises occur frequently and threats to financial stability are constant, requiring careful monitoring and management of systemic risk. In Understanding Systemic Risk in Global Financial Markets, Aron Gottesman and Michael Leibrock discuss the core principles and dynamics of systemic risk, as well as a real-world approach to managing it.

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About the Speakers
Michael Leibrock is managing director, chief systemic risk officer and head of Counterparty Credit Risk for The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). He serves as chair of DTCC’s Model Risk Governance Council and co-chair of the Systemic Risk Council. He is an active speaker globally on the topics of systemic and credit risk.

Aron Gottesman is Professor of Finance and the Chair of the Department of Finance and Economics at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. He has published more than 30 academic articles and books and has been extensively cited in newspapers and popular magazines. Gottesman writes on financial markets, derivative securities and asset management.

About the Museum
The Museum of American Finance is the nation’s only independent museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history. Housed in an historic bank building on Wall Street, the Museum’s magnificent grand mezzanine banking hall provides an ideal setting for permanent exhibits on the financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton.

The Museum is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) Smithsonian affiliate creating non-ideological presentations and programs for purposes of education and general public awareness. Financial education is at the core of the Museum’s mission, seeking to promote lifelong learning and inquiry.

As a chronicler of American financial achievement and development, the Museum seeks to play a special role as a guardian of America’s collective financial memory, as well as a presenter and interpreter of current financial issues, thereby connecting the past with the present while serving as a guide for the future.

 

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