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Liaquat Ahamed

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Liaquat Ahamed has been a professional investment manager for twenty-five years. He has worked at the World Bank in Washington, DC, and the New York-based partnership of Fischer Francis Trees and Watts, where he served as chief executive. Ahamed is currently an adviser to several hedge fund groups, including the Rock Creek Group and the Rohatyn Group, is a director of Aspen Insurance Co., and is on the board of trustees of the Brookings Institution. He has degrees in economics from Harvard and Cambridge universities. Described as a "magisterial work" in the New York Times Sunday book review, Ahamed'sLords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World was published by the Penguin Press in January of 2009 to critical acclaim.

Suggested Reading:

"The Future of Global Finance," Liaquat Ahamed. New York Times, September 17, 2009

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, Penguin Press, 2009

"Flying Blind," book review, New York Times, 2009

For Further Inquiry:

WPR "To the Best of Our Knowledge" audio interview with Steve Paulson.

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