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TCFA New York Chapter Seminar: Can Europe be Saved?

(Due to limited seating capacity, the registration is now closed.)
A sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone has morphed into a crisis of the euro itself, endangering the financial stability and economic recovery around the globe. An understanding of the European crisis is critical in making investment decisions in today’s financial markets.
We are honored to have distinguished internal banking and financial crisis expert, Professor David Beim from Columbia Business School to be our guest speaker. Professor Beim has a unique perspective, combining 25 years of experience as a senior executive on Wall Street and a successful academic career. During the seminar followed by Q&A, Professor Beim will share his insights into the following critical issues:
  1. What are the deep flaws in the euro's design that planted the seeds for today's crisis?
  2. What are the root causes of today’s crisis?
  3. What are the possible solutions for fixing these flaws? Are they politically and economically feasible?
  4. What is the state of the European banking sector?
  5. What is the role of ECB?
  6. What's the future for Euro and Europe?
Agenda: Professor Beim’s Presentation, followed by Q&A
Registration: The seminar is free for all TCFA members. For security reasons, advance registration is required. If you are not a member of TCFA, you can become a member here.
Professor David O. Beim, Columbia Business School
Professor Beim is a Professor of Professional Practice in the Division of Finance and Economics, and Bernstein Faculty Leader of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. He joined Columbia as an adjunct professor in 1989 and has been a full-time professor of professional practice since 1991. His areas of teaching include corporate finance, international banking and emerging financial markets.
Before joining Columbia, Professor Beim had a 25-year career in investment banking. Beim’s Wall Street career included 10 years at First Boston Corporation (1966–75), where among other assignments he started and ran the project finance group. He served as executive vice president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States during 1975–77. Following that, he joined Bankers Trust Company to start and run its investment banking business. During 1978–87, he was executive vice president and head, corporate finance department, and member of the management committee at Bankers Trust. From 1987 to 1989, he was a managing director at Dillon Read & Co.
In 2000, Professor Beim published a textbook with Charles Calomiris called Emerging Financial Markets. His articles include “Why are Banks Dying?” Columbia Journal of World Business, Spring 1992; “Beyond the Savings and Loan Crisis,” The Public Interest, Spring 1989; and “Rescuing the LDCs,” Foreign Affairs, July 1977. He has also written numerous papers on banking and finance in connection with consulting projects. These include “The Determinants of Bank Loan Pricing” (1996), “What Triggers a Banking Crisis?” (2001) and “Japan’s Internal Debt” (2002).
Professor Beim serves as a director of a cluster of mutual funds managed by Merrill Lynch. His nonprofit work includes chairman of Wave Hill, former chairman of Outward Bound, trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and governor of the West Chop Club.
He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in political science from Stanford, and he continued his education as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, earning a master’s in politics.


Mar.22,2012 18:15 - 19:45
Bank of America Tower, 2nd Floor Auditorium - New York
New York Chapter
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Bank of America Tower, 2nd Floor Auditorium
One Bryant Park (42nd St & 6th Ave)
New York
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