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Financial Analysts Seminars
2010 Financial Analysts Seminar
Source: CFA Institute

56:00, video webcast, recorded on 29 July 2010
Posted on 6 October 2010

George Cooper is a fund manager and author. Previously, he worked for Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and JP Morgan before establishing the fixed-income investment business Alignment Investors with BlueCrest Capital Management. Dr. Cooper is author of the book The Origin of Financial Crises: Central Banks, Credit Bubbles and the Efficient Market Fallacy, which is a critique of both efficient market theory and recent monetary policy, explaining why the financial system is inherently unstable and why the recent crisis has been so severe.

This information is accurate as of the date of recording.



George Cooper discusses the origins of financial market instability as well as his belief that appropriate central bank policy should be a light hand on capitalism. He also outlines what he believes are the steps toward a better financial system.

Please note that text may be difficult to read in this recording. The presentation slides are available for download in the video player.

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