Wall Street Woes
William Cohan talked about his book House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street (Doubleday; March 10, 2009). In his… read more
William Cohan talked about his book House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street (Doubleday; March 10, 2009). In his book Mr. Cohan details the rise and fall of Bear Stearns and focuses on the choices executives made that ultimately led to the government-forced merger with J.P. Morgan. Mr. Cohan was a Wall Street banker for seventeen years. In addition to his years as an associate, then vice president at Lazard Frères, Mr. Cohan was a director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Merrill Lynch, and a managing director at JPMorgan Chase. He left JPMorgan to write The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co. (Anchor; April 8, 2008). Mr. Cohan responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Wall Street Woes” was the 1:15 p.m. program in Katharine Hall of the eighth annual Annapolis Book Festival held on the campus of The Key School. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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