Research Foundation Books Insights into the Global Financial Crisis (Full Book) 25 Jan 2009
A Riskless Society Is “Unattainable and Infinitely Expensive”
A Riskless Society Is “Unattainable and Infinitely Expensive”View the full chapter (PDF)
The global financial crisis of 2007–2009 is unprecedented in modern times. Nevertheless, it can be better understood by taking a long historical perspective that includes crises and crashes from other times and places. A select group of 16 authors or writing teams with extensive experience in the investment management profession have contributed essays to this extraordinary collection.
About the Author(s)
Laurence B. Siegel is the Gary P. Brinson Director of Research at CFA Institute Research Foundation and an independent consultant. He has authored, edited, or co-edited six CFA Institute Research Foundation monographs and is currently writing a new book, Fewer, Richer, Greener, to be published by Wiley in 2019. Mr. Siegel serves on the editorial boards of several prominent journals and on the board of directors of the Q Group and the American Business History Center. He has assisted a variety of nonprofit organizations in the role of investment committee chair or member. Previously, Mr. Siegel was director of research in the Investment Division of the Ford Foundation. Before that, he served as a managing director at Ibbotson Associates (now Morningstar). His website is www.larrysiegel.org. Mr. Siegel received a BA in urban geography and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.