Hearsay: Short takes on the financial crisis

Who Will Bail Out American Families? Professor Elizabeth Warren Chicago Tribune, Sept. 22, 2008 “Lost in the headlines are the families who signed their names to subprime mortgages, not knowing or caring that the pieces of paper they signed would become one of the cards in the house of cards that now threatens the U.S. […]

Endgame?

U.S. capital markets are losing ground to foreign competitors. A Harvard-led team wants to get it back, and some powerful people are paying attention.

Lecture series draws top practitioners in international finance

Harvard Law School’s Program on International Financial Systems is announcing the establishment of the Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton Guest Lectures in International Finance. The series will serve as a cornerstone of the International Finance (IF) Concentration of the LL.M. degree program, which combines international finance and law.

Financial experts meet in China to discuss U.S.-China financial relationship

This weekend, leaders of the financial systems of the United States and China will gather in Tianjin, China to examine the financial relationship between the two countries. Organized by HLS’s Program on International Financial Systems and the China Development Research Foundation, the “Symposium on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century: An Agenda for China and the United States” will allow participants from the U.S. and China to discuss financial challenges facing the two nations.

Professor Scott releases white paper on corporate governance

Professor Hal Scott and the HLS Program on International Financial Systems have released a white paper based on a half-day symposium that focused on key issues of corporate governance affecting companies, investors, and financial markets globally. Cosponsored by the Program on International Financial Systems, Standard and Poor’s and BusinessWeek, the symposium convened in New York on December 6, 2005.

International financial experts convene in New York

Today, approximately 80 private and public sector financial leaders will meet in Armonk, N.Y. to discuss issues affecting the future of the financial relationship between the EU and the U.S. The fourth annual “Symposium on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century: An Agenda for Europe and the United States” is sponsored by HLS’s Program on International Financial Systems, along with the Centre for European Policy Studies.