CFA Institute Live Webinars Presentation Recorded 22 Aug 2018
Harvesting Lessons from History: The 2008 Financial Crisis, Then and Now
Ten years ago, the modern financial system experienced a global crisis that put it on the brink of collapse. Surveys suggest that most people today don’t understand, or agree on, what caused it. Even among investment professionals, opinions vary wildly. Nine years into the ensuing economic recovery, the markets are again showing signs of fatigue. Are we headed for a garden-variety recession that might give way to a rebirth of growth, or is something more ominous on the horizon? In this live webinar, Ron Rimkus, CFA, applies his “5-points” technique to a critical analysis of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. He also examines the response of policymakers and considers the likelihood that another crisis may be brewing.
This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place 23 August 2018.
About the Speaker(s)
Ron Rimkus, CFA, is Director of Economics and Alternative Investments at CFA Institute. Current research interests include monetary policy, systemic risk, market history, financial crises and behavioral finance. He previously served as director of large-cap equity products for BB&T Asset Management, where he led a team of research analysts, regional portfolio managers, client service specialists, and marketing staff. Before that, he served as lead portfolio manager of large-cap equity products at Mesirow Financial in Chicago. He earned a bachelor of arts in Economics and OBM from Brown University and an MBA in Finance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Dave Larrabee, CFA, is Director of Continuing Professional Development at CFA Institute. Previously, he spent two decades in the asset management industry as a portfolio manager and analyst, serving institutional and high net worth clients.