Das, Satyajit

Satyajit Das works in the area of financial derivatives and risk management. He is the author of a number of key reference works on derivatives and risk management including Swaps/Financial Derivatives Library – Third Edition (a 4 volume 4,200 page reference work for practitioners on derivatives) and Credit Derivatives, CDOs and Structured Credit Products –Third Edition. He is also the author of Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives (2006, FT- Prentice Hall), an insider’s account of derivatives trading and the financial products business filled with black humour and satire. The book has been described by the Financial Times, London as “fascinating reading … explaining not only the high-minded theory behind the business and its various products but the sometimes sordid reality of the industry”.

Over two years into the GFC, unprecedented government intervention has slowed the decline but the effects of their actions are not certain. New bubbles in government bonds, emerging markets and commodities are developing. In 2006, Satyajit Das provided a highly prescient insight into the structure and risk of the world financial system exposing the problems that are now becoming readily apparent. Das will look at the massive and unprecedented de-leveraging of the financial system taking place and how that will alter the financial landscape.