FMES Forum: Analysis of a Financial Crises and the Way Forward, 11/10

Analysis of a Financial Crises and the Way Forward:
A Forum of the Financial Management and Economics Society (FMES)

The FMES will sponsor a forum entitled, “Analysis of a Financial Crises and the Way Forward,” on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, between 2:45 pm and 4:15 pm in University Hall 1030.

Dean Brent Chrite will moderate. Panelists include James Cirenza (Olive-Tree USA, LLC), William Montgomery Cerf (Barclays Wealth) and Deborah A. Perlmuter (Federal Reserve Bank of New York).

-The panelists will review the primary causes of the financial crises, including a weak regulatory environment, the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington, hopelessly complex financial instruments, high consumer debt, the mortgage market and housing, greed, and hubris.

-They will evaluate several possible fixes and comment on the role that public andprivate sector entities must play to mitigate the chances of a future meltdown.

-Even today, earnings forecasts and expectations are excessive. The panelists will analyze this bullishness and map out its possible implications.

-Finally, they will consider regulatory and structural reforms and the extent to which these safeguards will help buffer US markets from current and anticipated global risks and volatility.

RSVP is required. Please contact Dr. Susana Yu at email yus@mail.montclair.edu or (973) 655-2094 for more information.