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Award Wining FT Economist, Author and Speaker on International Economics

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  • U.S. Managing Editor at the FT and bestselling author of ‘Fools Gold’.
  • Predicted the 2006 financial crises and subsequent crash.
  • Capital markets expert.

Gillian Tett is the Managing Editor of the Financial Times in North America and a force in economics to be reckoned with. Her fortitude and savvy had her predict the 2006 financial crises, an event that led to her award-winning book ‘Fools Gold’ covering the situation.

Gillian earned her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge’s Clare College. Her dissertation was based on field research done in Tajikistan which had been part of the former Soviet Union. Seeing an academic career in anthropology as committing intellectual suicide, Gillian decided to pursue a career in journalism.

1993 saw Gillian joining the Financial Times as a correspondent from the former Soviet Union and Europe. Thereafter, in 1997, she was transferred to Tokyo where she later became bureau chief. Subsequent positions include:

  • Deputy head of the Lex column
  • U.S. Managing Editor at the FT
  • Chairwoman of the board of trustees for the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University

Gillian’s prediction of the 2006 financial crises led to her penning Fool’s Gold, a book that details the events leading up to the economic crises and eventual collapse. She also made a significant contribution to 2010’s Inside Job, a documentary looking at aspects of the financial crises.

She has thus far penned a number of books on finance. These include:

  • Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupts a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe (won the 2009 Spear’s Book Award – finance)
  • The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers
  • Saving the Sun: How Wall Street Mavericks Shook Up Japan’s Financial World and Made Billions

She also has a number of awards under her belt:

  • Wincott prize for financial journalism (2007)
  • Business Journalist of the Year (British Press Awards – 2008)
  • Journalist of the Year (British Press Awards – 2009)
  • 2009 – Financial Book of the Year (for Fool’s Gold – 2009)
  • British Academy President’s Medal (2011)
  • Business Communicator of the Year (UK Speechwriters’ Guild – 2012))
  • Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Award for best feature article, “Madoff spins his story” (2012)
  • Columnist of the Year (British Press Awards – 2014))

Gillian was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the Baruch College of the City University of New York in 2013. She gave the commencement address at this event.

Gillian Tett – Speaker

Award-winning journalist authority on capital markets, Gillian Tett is known for being able to discern wide stream changes in the economy and anticipating their effects.  The U.S. managing editor of the U.S. Times covers a range of financial, social, economic, and political issues on a global scale.

‘Listen, if you don’t take note of what’s going on, the way that finance has changed so fundamentally, there is going to be an accident.’ – Gillian Tett

Speaking Topics

  • Finance and the economy, domestic and international
  • Geopolitical and social political landscape
  • Brexit and its implication for Britain, Europe and wider beyond

Gillian Tett

Motivational Speaker Gillian Tett
  • U.S. Managing Editor at the FT and bestselling author of 'Fools Gold'.
  • Predicted the 2006 financial crises and subsequent crash.
  • Capital markets expert.
  • ...

Gillian Tett

Motivational Speaker Gillian Tett
  • U.S. Managing Editor at the FT and bestselling author of ‘Fools Gold’.
  • Predicted the 2006 financial crises and subsequent crash.
  • Capital markets expert.

Gillian Tett is the Managing Editor of the Financial Times in North America and a force in economics to be reckoned with. Her fortitude and savvy had her predict the 2006 financial crises, an event that led to her award-winning book ‘Fools Gold’ covering the situation.

Gillian earned her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge’s Clare College. Her dissertation was based on field research done in Tajikistan which had been part of the former Soviet Union. Seeing an academic career in anthropology as committing intellectual suicide, Gillian decided to pursue a career in journalism.

1993 saw Gillian joining the Financial Times as a correspondent from the former Soviet Union and Europe. Thereafter, in 1997, she was transferred to Tokyo where she later became bureau chief. Subsequent positions include:

  • Deputy head of the Lex column
  • U.S. Managing Editor at the FT
  • Chairwoman of the board of trustees for the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University

Gillian’s prediction of the 2006 financial crises led to her penning Fool’s Gold, a book that details the events leading up to the economic crises and eventual collapse. She also made a significant contribution to 2010’s Inside Job, a documentary looking at aspects of the financial crises.

She has thus far penned a number of books on finance. These include:

  • Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupts a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe (won the 2009 Spear’s Book Award – finance)
  • The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers
  • Saving the Sun: How Wall Street Mavericks Shook Up Japan’s Financial World and Made Billions

She also has a number of awards under her belt:

  • Wincott prize for financial journalism (2007)
  • Business Journalist of the Year (British Press Awards – 2008)
  • Journalist of the Year (British Press Awards – 2009)
  • 2009 – Financial Book of the Year (for Fool’s Gold – 2009)
  • British Academy President’s Medal (2011)
  • Business Communicator of the Year (UK Speechwriters’ Guild – 2012))
  • Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Award for best feature article, “Madoff spins his story” (2012)
  • Columnist of the Year (British Press Awards – 2014))

Gillian was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the Baruch College of the City University of New York in 2013. She gave the commencement address at this event.

Gillian Tett – Speaker

Award-winning journalist authority on capital markets, Gillian Tett is known for being able to discern wide stream changes in the economy and anticipating their effects.  The U.S. managing editor of the U.S. Times covers a range of financial, social, economic, and political issues on a global scale.

‘Listen, if you don’t take note of what’s going on, the way that finance has changed so fundamentally, there is going to be an accident.’ – Gillian Tett

Speaking Topics

  • Finance and the economy, domestic and international
  • Geopolitical and social political landscape
  • Brexit and its implication for Britain, Europe and wider beyond
Biography

Client Testimonials

“Tett really wowed them, she talked about the present and the future of the markets. It's clear that she's interviewed leaders in the financial world from Madoff, Geithner, Volcker and heads of state. She talked about the recent downgrading of the U.S. economy by Standard and Poors and it's impact on the debt ceiling, the value of the dollar and treasury bills.”

“Your contribution to the overall success of the event was the difference between a very good event and an excellent one. One client, head of our national treasury management, said to me on leaving that in all of the years attending our event – 8 years – you were easily the best and most captivating speaker. It was apparent you put a lot of thought and preparation into what you were going to say and it was very well received. Your insights were unique and your presentation was compelling and it was clear to all of us how much passion you had for the chosen subject. And so a sincere thank you for being our 2016 guest speaker. It was my first event as managing partner and, while I had a lot to live up to, your presence and presentation made this an event to remember for the all the right reasons.”

Client Testimonials

“Tett really wowed them, she talked about the present and the future of the markets. It's clear that she's interviewed leaders in the financial world from Madoff, Geithner, Volcker and heads of state. She talked about the recent downgrading of the U.S. economy by Standard and Poors and it's impact on the debt ceiling, the value of the dollar and treasury bills.”

“Your contribution to the overall success of the event was the difference between a very good event and an excellent one. One client, head of our national treasury management, said to me on leaving that in all of the years attending our event – 8 years – you were easily the best and most captivating speaker. It was apparent you put a lot of thought and preparation into what you were going to say and it was very well received. Your insights were unique and your presentation was compelling and it was clear to all of us how much passion you had for the chosen subject. And so a sincere thank you for being our 2016 guest speaker. It was my first event as managing partner and, while I had a lot to live up to, your presence and presentation made this an event to remember for the all the right reasons.”

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Client Testimonials

“Tett really wowed them, she talked about the present and the future of the markets. It's clear that she's interviewed leaders in the financial world from Madoff, Geithner, Volcker and heads of state. She talked about the recent downgrading of the U.S. economy by Standard and Poors and it's impact on the debt ceiling, the value of the dollar and treasury bills.”

“Your contribution to the overall success of the event was the difference between a very good event and an excellent one. One client, head of our national treasury management, said to me on leaving that in all of the years attending our event – 8 years – you were easily the best and most captivating speaker. It was apparent you put a lot of thought and preparation into what you were going to say and it was very well received. Your insights were unique and your presentation was compelling and it was clear to all of us how much passion you had for the chosen subject. And so a sincere thank you for being our 2016 guest speaker. It was my first event as managing partner and, while I had a lot to live up to, your presence and presentation made this an event to remember for the all the right reasons.”

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