is an internationally respected expert in finance, with over 40 years’ experience. He worked for the "sell side" (banks such as Citicorp Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch), the “buy side” (Treasurer of the TNT Group) and acted 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 was provenaccurate 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
Mr. Das is the author of key reference works on derivatives and risk management. 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 two international bestsellers, 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
. His writing has appeared in the Financial Times
, Nikkei Asia Review
, Marketwatch as well as other publications in the USA, UK, Australia, and Asia. Mr. Das holds Bachelors' degrees in Commerce) and Law from the University of New South Wales and a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management. In 1987, Mr. Das was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Money, Banking and Finance, Macquarie University.