100WomenInHedgeFunds Hosts “Open Secret” Libor book event Jan. 29th NYC
The LIBOR Scandal: A Discussion with Journalist Erin Arvedlund
January 29, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Considered the most important benchmark interest rate in the world, the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) is calculated through submissions of interest rates by major London banks and is relied upon for the determination of interest paid on almost all lending on a daily basis.
The LIBOR Scandal arose when it was discovered that banks were inflating or deflating their rates to enhance profits. The implications were widespread, affecting countless banks, institutions, individuals, both domestically and across international borders.
In the first book to piece together the event and its ensuing landscape, author Erin Arvedlund traces the Scandal from its beginnings in 2008 to present day as those responsible await punishment. Erin will lead an engaging discussion which will delve into how this manipulation has affected us all and will answer questions and share her unique ideas, research, and discoveries of what happened.
Erin Arvedlund, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Elise Hubsher, Moderator, Fortress Investment Group
Date: January 29, 2015
Time: 6 PM Registration.
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Networking will follow.
Host: Fortress Investment Group
Location: 1345 Avenue of the Americas, Boardroom on 46th Floor, New York, NY 10020
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Erin Arvedlund, Author & Journalist, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Erin Arvedlund began her career as a reporter at Dow Jones newswires in 1993. In 1996, she moved to Moscow to write about business and emerging markets for The Moscow Times. In 1998, she joined TheStreet.com, one of the first real-time news and stock market web sites. She then moved to Barron’s magazine to cover options, mutual funds and hedge funds from 2000-2003. From late 2003 to 2005 Arvedlund reported on business and politics in the former Soviet Union for The New York Times. She also has Wall Street experience, having worked in the hedge fund industry at two separate firms, Vision Opportunity Capital Management and Sanford C. Bernstein. Arvedlund has a B.A. from Tufts University in International Relations and studied abroad for a semester at Leningrad State University in St. Petersburg. She has also freelanced extensively for print and online magazines such as Fortune, Outside, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Portfolio.com, and Slate.com. She is married and divides her time between New York and Philadelphia.
Elise Hubsher, Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group
Elise Hubsher is a Managing Director in the Capital Formation Group at Fortress Investment Group LLC in New York. Elise is responsible for Global Consultant relationships across Fortress’s alternative investment businesses.
Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) is a leading, highly diversified global investment management firm. Fortress applies its deep experience and specialized expertise across a range of investment strategies – private equity, credit, liquid markets and traditional asset management – on behalf of over 1,600 institutional and private clients worldwide.
Prior to joining Fortress, Elise held positions as Head of Marketing and IR at D.B. Zwirn & Co. Elise headed the NY office of Northwater Capital, a Fund of Funds, where she was responsible for US Marketing and was a member of the Investment Committee. In addition, Elise acquired extensive experience in marketing and managing teams in equity and fixed income derivatives through her career at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.
Elise received her MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received her AB in mathematics with honors from Vassar College. Elise is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Fortress Investment Group LLC is a leading, highly diversified global investment firm with approximately $66.0 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2014. Founded in 1998, Fortress manages assets on behalf of approximately 1,600 institutional clients and private investors worldwide across a range of private equity, credit, liquid hedge funds and traditional asset management strategies. Fortress is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:FIG). For more information, please visit http://www.fortress.com.
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