SATYAJIT DAS is an internationally respected expert in finance, with over 35 years’ experience in capital markets. He has worked for the "sell side" (banks such as Commonwealth Bank, CitiBank and Merrill Lynch), the “buy side” (Treasurer of the TNT Group) and now acts as a consultant advising banks, investors, corporations and central banks throughout the world.
Das presciently anticipated many aspects of the global financial crisis in 2006. He subsequently proved accurate in his warnings about the ineffectiveness of policy responses and the risk of low growth, sovereign debt problems (anticipating the restructuring of Greek debt), and the increasing problems of China and emerging economies. In 2014 Bloomberg nominated him as one of the fifty most influential financial thinkers in the world.
Das is the author of many highly regarded books on derivatives and risk management, which are regarded as standard reference works for professional traders. His works include Swaps/ Financial Derivatives Library – Third Edition (2005) (a 4 volume 4,200 page reference work for practitioners on derivatives) and Credit Derivatives, CDOs and Structured Credit Products –Third Edition (2005).
Das is the author of Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives (2006) and Extreme Money: The Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk (2011). His latest book is A Banquet of Consequences: Have We Consumed Our Own Future? (2015) (published in North America as Age of Stagnation).
He was featured in Charles Ferguson’s 2010 Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, the 2012 PBS Frontline series Money, Power & Wall Street, the 2009 BBC TV documentary Tricks with Risk, and the 2015 German film Who’s Saving Whom. He contributes to the Financial Times, Bloomberg and WSJ Marketwatch and is a frequent interviewee and widely quoted in the financial press globally.
He has been a featured speaker at financial conferences throughout the world as well as at the Sydney Writers Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, Adelaide Festival of Ideas and Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas.