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Change in Venue and Program:

 

The StamSteer, NYU-SCPS, MBACorps program originally scheduled for today, Thursday evening, October 28, 2010, has been moved 

NEW LOCATION >>> TO: THE the Downtown Association, 60 Pine Street (Directions Below, due to  facilities issues in the Met Life Building.

 FROM: 200 Park Avenue [Met Life Building, 13th floor],

 

Program TIME remains the same, from 6:00PM – 7:30 PM.

 

Ed Grebeck will not be participating on the panel. However, the MBA Corps discussion will feature Lawrence G. McDonald, author of "A Colossal Failure of Common Sense - the Inside Story of Lehman Brothers".

 

NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, 

StamSteer & 

MBA Corps

are proud to present a panel discussion:

 

Financial Reform Part II

  

... A Colossal Failure of Common Sense ? 

 

featuring

 

Lawrence G. McDonald

 

 Author of  "A Colossal Failure of Common Sense - the Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers,"

  

 

Dodd-Frank was supposed to end it, yet the Credit Crunch continually expands. Seemingly, Systemic Risk is greater today, than at any time in recent history. Some say  legislators, regulators, academics and risk managers are complicit in the increased volatility threatening market returns - especially in the financial sector.

 

Asset Securitization is under fire again. Last week,  RMBS investors - all of a sudden -- discovered that loan documentation necessary to enforce their claims against  defaulted homeowner borrowers may be defective. Whatever happened to investor analysts signing off:  "... I've checked the files and documentation is complete and in order" ?

 

Every day more bemoan the "complexity of securitization". Seemingly, they  only just discovered that there are lots of intermediaries and documents between the underlying borrower and ultimate lender. There are more alternative investments in the market today than ever before. So, whatever happened to: "if I don't understand it, I don't buy it" ?

 

Fed Chairman Bernancke promotes inflation as a policy to get consumers spending again.

 

 Is it any wonder that securities markets remain volatile ?

 

Join us as our our panelists discuss challenges and opportunites in tomorrow's financial markets.

 

Panelists:

 

Lawrence G. McDonald - author of "A Colossal Failure of Common Sense - the Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers"

 

&

 

Edward J. Grebeck -  NYU Adjunct, Strategist and Panelist and Producer of "Emperors' New Clothes ..."  http://www.prmia.org/events/view_events.php?eventID=2794

 

Thursday, Oct 28th, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

1)  Lawrence G. McDonald

Author of  "A Colossal Failure of Common Sense - the Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers," The former Lehman Brothers Convertible and Distressed Debt Trader's book was published by Random House 7/21/09. It hit the New York Times Best Seller list in its first five days on the book shelves.  “Colossal” is one of the best selling business books in the world, translated into 10 different languages.

http://www.lawrencegmcdonald.com/

The paper back is due out shortly!  Look for it at Borders Books

 http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=0307588335

Larry is a Managing Director, Asset Management Division, at Pangea Capital Management. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he worked at Morgan Stanley in Convertible Securities Research and Sales.

He, too, was COO and Co-Founder of Convertbond.com, which was named by Forbes Magazine as “Best of the Web” from 2000-2003 as the world wide web’s premier source for convertible securities information with news, valuation, terms and analysis tools for convertible securities.

Larry earned his Bachelors in Economics at University of Massachusetts.

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2)  Ed Grebeck:

Chief Executive Officer, Tempus Advisors-- global capital markets strategists. NYU Professor.


Mr. Grebeck: A corporate banker, re insurer and portfolio manager who built businesses at major institutions and boutiques in the financial services industry, in the US and emerging markets, for over 20 years. He managed teams across all capital market functions: origination, underwriting, portfolio management, treasury funding and workout.  JPMorgan Chase, GE Capital and Employers Reinsurance are names you would know.  He has an MBA from Columbia and a BS from Cornell.


Last 3 Years: Ed is one of a handful of people in the world to demonstrably warn of today's Credit Crunch and suggest alternatives to profit, despite it.
In April 2006, he was the first to ask: "Why… Invest in CDOs, at All?", [Euromoney].  a prescient warning of Structured Finance illiquidity, conflicts of interest, flawed pricing models and today's trillion dollar losses.         www.riskcenter.com/video.php?vid=grebeck2-29-1
In 2007, he spotlighted endemic Conflicts among Rating Agencies, Investment Banks and Bond Insurers and pervasive Structured Finance Mispricing as major causes of today's $3 trillion +  losses and systemic risk to the world's financial markets.

http://www.hudson.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=hudson_upcoming_events&id=503

Today, Structured Finance Banks depend upon government for survival. Issuer-Oriented Rating Agency business models are irreparably damaged. Bond Insurers' share prices are under the bus. Ed Grebeck is frequently cited as an early critic of SF and expert source in the media.

http://www.cezarysalad.com/blog/chanos-on-the-financial-crisis-and-how-it-made-me-think-differently/2009/05/17/
Ed's wide ranging, yet extensive drill down experience, produces INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY. Asset managers rely on him to identify opportunities and anticipate challenges to their investment objectives arising from the credit crunch impacting the global capital markets.


Mr. Grebeck teaches "Credit Default Swaps 101" at NYU.  Over 200 students, in 9 consecutive terms, have gained unique perspective: how banking changed from 1980 ["buy-and-hold"] to today ["everything trades"] and what lies ahead.


Mr. Grebeck undertakes client-directed, confidential, research that extracts value from tomorrow's opportunities as capital markets change, today.

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Date:

Thursday, Oct 28th

Time:

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Program:


6:00 to 6:30 Reception
6:30 to 7:30 Remarks and Q&A


Location: 

DOWN TOWN ASSOCIATION

60 Pine St. 

The Down Town Association’s members have included Franklin D. Roosevelt, a member from 1913 until his death in 1945, four Secretaries of State, including John Foster Dulles, five Attorneys General, one Secretary of Defense and two Secretaries of War. Two of our members have served as Ambassador to the Court of St. James, one member served as Ambassador to Switzerland, one member as Ambassador to Luxembourg and one member served as Ambassador to Thailand. The Club has no political orientation, illustrated by the fact that two of the three men who ran against Roosevelt for the Presidency of the United States were also members of the Association.

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE DOWN TOWN ASSOCIATION

 

60 Pine St. near Wall St.

 

VIA SUBWAY:

Take the 2/3 to Wall Street.  Follow the exit signs to Pine Street.   Exit on the Pine Street side. The DTA is directly across the street at 60 Pine Street.  If you exit onto Wall Street, walk one block north on William Street to Pine.  Turn right on Pine to 60 Pine Street (on the left).

 

4/5 train to Wall Street Station.  Walk three blocks east on Wall Street to William Street.  Turn left on William Street, walk one block to Pine.  Turn right on Pine to 60 Pine Street on the left.

 

A/C train to Broadway/Nassau Station. Walk five blocks south on William Street to Pine Street. Turn left on Pine Street to 60 Pine Street.

 PARKING:

South William Parking - 14-56 South William Street, 212-269-5056

Wall Parking Corp - 45 Wall Street (Enter on Exchange Place) 212-825-0700

Kinney System Parking - 55 Water Street, 212-809-6789

Imperial Parking Garage - Cedar St. (between Pearl & William St.) 212-514-5026

 

PHOTO Identification is Required

Cost:  NYU Alumni, StamSteer and MBA Corps members: $20 

Non members: $25

Students: $10

Community Partners: $5 

 

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MBA CORPS offers Distinguished Speaker Series Programs as a benefit to volunteers.  

The Speaker Series Programs are a great opportunity to network and to learn about an interesting subject from a key player.  

Speakers include:

 

Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York,

Yale University School of Management - New York Alumni Club,

Cornell University Johnson School - Alumni Club of New York

&

MBA Corps

Are Honored to Present:

Mr. James E. Fuchs

President

Silver Shield Foundation


(founded by George Steinbrenner)

http://www.silvershieldfoundation.org/

Yale Class of 1950

1948 & 1952 Olympic Medallist

World Record Holder

‘Serial’ Chief Executive Officer

and 


Mr. Charles Moore

Executive Director

Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy

(founded by Actor Paul Newman)

http://www.corporatephilanthropy.org/

Cornell Class of 1951

1952 Olympic Gold Medallist

‘Serial’ Chief Executive Officer

For a Fireside Chat Regarding

Philanthropy, Business and Athletics:

Common Threads, Uncommon Achievements, Upcoming Challenges

James E. Fuchs and Charles Moore were exceptional athletes who went on to lead numerous corporations through outstanding business careers. Today we find them at the helm of two philanthropies making important contributions to improve our world. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an enjoyable evening. (See below for Philanthropies’ information and speakers’ biographies.)

Mr. Fuchs and Mr. Moore will discuss:

- Philanthropy, Business and Athletics: The Common Qualities and Strategies Leading to Success

- Growing and Operating a Philanthropy

- Working with a Major Philanthropy’s Famous Founder (George Steinbrenner—Principal Owner of the New York Yankees franchise and Actor Paul Newman)

- Fruitfully Applying the Lessons Learned in One Pursuit to Another

- Insightful and enjoyable anecdotes about succeeding on the most competitive corporate and athletic playing fields

- Succession Planning, and Preventing Philanthropic Mission Drift

 

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Women on  Wall St.

 Three Wall St. Luminaries, who happen to be women, share career guidance, their insights on achieving success on the most competitive playing field and, while they profess not to be able to  presage the future, their views may help you clairvoy your future.  Panelists include a financial news anchor, a head strategist and another one with a unique view. Guess who?

 Liz Claman:  FOX Business Network News Anchorwoman

 Diane Garnick:  Invesco’s Investment Strategist        

 Susan Moss, Esq.:  Partner, Chemtob Moss Forman & Talbert

 

Honorable Thomas P. DiNapoli.   New York State Comptroller

 Mr. LAURENCE TOSI, MERRILL LYNCH CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, Global Markets and Investment Banking.   Mr. Tosi  discussed and current trends and the outlook in Global Financial Markets, and developing a career in Investment Banking and Financial Services.

MIKE CAVANAGH, C.F.O. OF JP MORGAN CHASE.   Mr. Cavanagh discussed Growing a Global Financial Institution and Philanthropy in the Context of Corporate America.  He also provide some valuable career and leadership insights.

CONGRESSMAN CHARLES RANGEL OF HARLEM

CONGRESSWOMAN NYDIA VELÁZQUEZ (Brooklyn) ranking minority member on the House Small Business Committee and member of the Financial Services Committee and  the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. 

BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT MARTY MARKOWITZ: a former New York State Senator that served 11 consecutive terms in Albany and whose career spans three decades.

CITY COUNCILMAN ERIC GIOIA

DR. JOHN GANNON, FORMER C.I.A. DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INTELLIGENCE

AMBASSADOR ERIC M. JAVITS:   UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO THE ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS
As a follow up to MBA Corps’ Central Intelligence Agency event and in light of the current geopolitical situation a.k.a. the world we live in and terror threats….you owe it to yourself to join us to hear Ambassador Javits discuss:
1. The status of threats and disarmament in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical weapons (WMDs)
2. New patterns in the use of weapons of mass destruction
3. Arms controls approaches in a seamless world
A unique chance to meet the U.S.A.’s current point person in the global WMD disarmament process, as well as a great evening of mingling.

DAVID MARQUET, MILITARY FELLOW AT THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS (CFR) and Submarine Captain, U.S. Navy, will discuss the history and achievements of the United States Submarine Force from inception to present.  He will discuss his experiences delivering humanitarian aid to Moldova, Armenia and Georgia, as well.  An interesting slide show will highlight the Captain’s remarks.  The Captain will shortly assume command of Submarine Squadron Three in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

ROBERT H. NIEHAUS, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF STUDENT SPONSOR PARTNERS, AND CHAIRMAN, GREENHILL CAPITAL PARTNERSPersonal and Corporate Philanthropy Group—“Besides the 40% you pay in taxes, what is your giving strategy?”   (Greenhill & Co. had just completed their IPO) shared his thoughts on the skills and traits in common to both running a successful private equity group and a non-profit corporation.  He represented that for a non-profit to be successful a succinct mission statement that members and constituents at all levels support without qualification is necessary.  Bob noted that Student Sponsor Partners pay for the education of 1,600 at risk students a year to go to alternative schools in New York City and that the majority of sponsors were MBAs from schools like Kellogg and Stanford.  Special thanks to Student Sponsor Partners (www.sspnyc.org) for their financial sponsorship of the event, which was free to members.

TIM CORNETT: UNITED NATIONS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PEACE KEEPING OPERATIONS.  

Tim Cornett, Colonel, U.S. Army, Deputy Chief, Military Planning Service, Department of Peace Keeping Operations, United Nations discussed Peace Keeping operations strategy and logistics as well as the dynamics of Central African Peace Keeping Operations.

 

CHARLES GARGANO: EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION CHAIRMAN, PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY VICE-CHAIRMAN;  AND LOWER MANHATTAN DEVELOP CORPORATION BOARD MEMBER.   Discussed New York State Real Estate development topics including the World Trade Center site redevelopment, as well as the Yankee and Shea Stadiums projects.

AMBASSADOR FEISAL AMIN AL-ISTRABADIALTERNATE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE IRAQI AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS  Ever wonder what it was like to be in Baghdad writing the governing documents that would shape a nation? Feisal Amin al-Istrabadi left his home in Chesterton, Indiana and returned to the country he left at age 8 to help draft the Iraqi provisional constitution. The Indiana University alumnus (J.D. 1988) entered the crucible where explosive questions of religion, sharing of power, civil and women's rights were being debated. On April 26th, hear Ambassador Istrabadi's encore presentation as he provides an insider's perspective on Iraq's evolving government and future challenges.

Ambassador Feisal Amin al-Istrabadi will speak on "Constitutionalism, The Rule of Law, and the Role of Business in Stabilizing Iraq." Feisal Istrabadi, Indiana University J.D. (1988) helped draft the Iraqi provisional constitution and is now Ambassador and Alternate Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations. This event was produced by Indiana's Kelley School, MBA Corp and Michigan's Ross School of Business.

Click here for more information.

Questions: info@mbacorps.org

To volunteer:  email your resume to volunteer@mbacorps.org

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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MBA Corps is a proud member of Business Strengthening America,

a peer-to-peer effort to engage America’s business leaders in a

campaign to encourage effective civic engagement and service.

If your company is interested in more information please call 917.579.6612.

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GEICO Supports MBA Corps: Auto Insurance discounts may range from 3% to 20%. This is state and qualification dependent. 

For more information, visit  mbacorps.org/benefits or call 1-800-368-2734 for a free, no-obligation rate quote.
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Previous MBA Corps Distinguished Speakers

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Philanthropy, Business and Athletics:  Common Threads, Uncommon Achievements

Jim Fuchs, President, Silver Shield Foundation

 Http://www.silvershieldfoundation.org/

& Charley Moore, Executive Director, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy

 Http://www.corporatephilanthropy.org/

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 Forgotten Finance 101:  Using yesterday's lessons to survive the Credit Crunch and thrive in tomorrow's Markets

JIM CHANOS: Kynikos Associates

DIANE GARNICK: Investment Strategist for Invesco

MARGARET M. CANNELLA: Named to the Fixed Income analyst Hall of Fame in 2007

ED GREBECK: Chief Executive Officer, Tempus Advisors.  NYU Professor

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"Banking -- after Frank-Dodd Bill and $3 T + losses - the long and short of it".

Bill ACKMAN, Pershing Square

DAVID ASKIN

ED GREBECK, Tempus

CHRISTINE RICHARD, Author "Confidence Game"

LIZ CLAMAN, Fox Business News -- Moderator

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 Women on  Wall St.: Big Swinging Chicks  

LIZ CLAMAN:  FOX Business Network News Anchorwoman  

DIANE GARNICK:  Invesco's Investment Strategist

SUSAN MOSS, Esq.: Partner, Chemtob Moss Forman & Talbert

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THOMAS DINAPOLI, NY STATE COMPTROLLER, discussed running Government as a Business and the importance of volunteerism to the community. 

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LAURENCE TOSI, MERRILL LYNCH CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, Global Markets and Investment Banking.   Mr. Tosi discussed and current trends and the outlook in Global Financial Markets, and developing a career in Investment Banking and Financial Services.

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MIKE CAVANAGH, C.F.O. OF JP MORGAN CHASE Mr. Cavanagh discussed Growing a Global Financial Institution and Philanthropy in the Context of Corporate America. He also provide some valuable career and leadership insights.

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CONGRESSMAN CHARLES RANGEL OF HARLEM

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CONGRESSWOMAN NYDIA VELÁZQUEZ (Brooklyn) ranking member on the House Small Business Committee and member of the Financial Services Committee and  the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. 

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BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT MARTY MARKOWITZ: a former New York State Senator that served 11 consecutive terms in Albany and whose career spans three decades.

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DR. JOHN GANNON, FORMER C.I.A. DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INTELLIGENCE

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AMBASSADOR ERIC M. JAVITS:  UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO THE ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS
Ambassador Javits discussed:
1. The status of threats and disarmament in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical weapons (wmds)
2. New patterns in the use of weapons of mass destruction
3. Arms controls approaches in a seamless world
A unique chance to meet the U.S.A.'s current point person in the global WMD disarmament process, as well as a great evening of mingling.

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DAVID MARQUET, MILITARY FELLOW AT THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS (CFR) and Submarine Captain, U.S. Navy, will discuss the history and achievements of the United States Submarine Force from inception to present.  He will discuss his experiences delivering humanitarian aid to Moldova, Armenia and Georgia, as well.  An interesting slide show will highlight the Captain's remarks.  The Captain will shortly assume command of Submarine Squadron Three in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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ROBERT H. NIEHAUS, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF STUDENT SPONSOR PARTNERS, AND CHAIRMAN, GREENHILL CAPITAL PARTNERS:  Topic:  Personal and Corporate Philanthropy -"Besides the 40% you pay in taxes, what is your giving strategy?"  He shared his thoughts on the skills and traits in common to both running a successful private equity group and a non-profit corporation.  He represented that for a non-profit to be successful a succinct mission statement that members and constituents at all levels support without qualification is necessary.  Bob noted that Student Sponsor Partners pay for the education of 1,600 at risk students a year to go to alternative schools in New York City and that the majority of sponsors were mbas from schools like Kellogg and Stanford.  Special thanks to Student Sponsor Partners.

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Col. TIM CORNETT (US Army): UNITED NATIONS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PEACE KEEPING OPERATIONS. 

Tim Cornett, Colonel, U.S. Army, Deputy Chief, Military Planning Service, Department of Peace Keeping Operations, United Nations discussed Peace Keeping operations strategy and logistics as well as the dynamics of Central African Peace Keeping Operations.

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CHARLES GARGANO: EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION CHAIRMAN, PORT AUTHORITY of New York And New Jersey Vice-Chairman;  And Lower Manhattan Develop Corporation Board Member.   Discussed New York State Real Estate development topics including the World Trade Center site redevelopment, as well as the Yankee and Shea Stadiums projects.

 

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AMBASSADOR FEISAL AMIN AL-ISTRABADI ALTERNATE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE IRAQI AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS:  Ever wonder what it was like to be in Baghdad writing the governing documents that would shape a nation?  He entered the crucible where explosive questions of religion, sharing of power, civil and women's rights were being debated. He provided an insider's perspective on Iraq's evolving government and future challenges. Ambassador Feisal Amin al-Istrabadi spoke on "Constitutionalism, The Rule of Law, and the Role of Business in Stabilizing Iraq." This event was produced by Indiana's Kelley School, MBA Corp and Michigan's Ross School of Business.

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