James Rickards

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James Rickards – Keynote Speaker

Global commentator on finance, risk and geo-politics, and author of bestseller Currency Wars

Keynote Speaker Category: Economics & Finance
Topics: America, Global Trends
Languages: English


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Specialist Subjects


Global Financial Strategy and Policy
Geo-politics and Global Capital
Managing Risk
Capital Markets

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James Rickards‘s Biography


James Rickards is Chief Global Strategist at the West Shore Funds, Editor of Strategic Intelligence, a monthly newsletter, and Director of The James Rickards Project, an enquiry into the complex dynamics of geo-politics and global capital.

He is the author of New York Times bestseller, The Death of Money, and national best seller, Currency Wars. He is a portfolio manager, lawyer, and economist, and has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management, and Caxton Associates.

In 1998, Rickards was the principal negotiator of the rescue of LTCM sponsored by the Federal Reserve. His clients include institutional investors and government directorates. He is an Op-Ed contributor to the Financial Times, Evening Standard, New York Times and Washington Post, and has been interviewed on BBC, CNN, NPR, C-SPAN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, and The Wall Street Journal.

Rickards is a visiting lecturer in globalisation at the Johns Hopkins University and the School of Advanced International Studies, and has delivered papers on risk at Singularity University, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is an advisor on capital markets to the U.S. intelligence community and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

He holds an LL.M. (Taxation) from the NYU School of Law; a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; an M.A. in international economics from SAIS, and a B.A. (with honors) from Johns Hopkins.

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