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This witty and accessible introduction to the world of extreme money tells the stories of the well-known - and not so well-known - financiers and traders whose market exuberance and audacious financial risk-taking have resulted in extraordinary returns for themselves and their backers.
Satyajit Das is an internationally respected expert in finance with 33 years� experience. He has worked for the � sell side� (Citicorp Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch), the � buy side� (as Treasurer of the TNT Group), and as a consultant advising banks, investors, corporations, and central banks worldwide. Das is the author of many highly regarded standard reference books on derivatives and risk management. In 2006, he published the international bestseller Traders, Guns & Money, an extraordinary insider� s account of the world of derivatives trading. In Traders and in a series of speeches in 2006 entitled - The Coming Credit Crash, Das anticipated many of the problems that became apparent in the financial crisis and are still affecting the global economy. He was recently featured in Charles Ferguson� s 2010 Oscar (R)-winning documentary Inside Job and the 2009 BBC documentary Tricks with Risk.