Satyajit Das writes the Das Capital Column in the Independent. He has worked in financial markets for over 35 years, as a banker, a corporate treasurer and now as a consultant to banks, fund managers, governments, companies and regulators around the world. He is also the author of Traders Guns and Money and Extreme Money as well as a number of reference books on derivatives and risk-management, which double as 'door stops'. He became a banker because he wasn't good enough to be a professional cricketer, but would give up finance if anyone offered him a job as a cricket commentator or allowed him to pursue his other passion- wildlife (he is the co-author with Jade Novakovic of In Search of The Pangolin: The Accidental Eco-Tourist). He lives in Sydney, Australia.
31 March 2015 02:44 AM
Das Capital: Revenues have reduced sharply, making it difficult to service debt
17 March 2015 09:41 AM
13 March 2015 01:12 AM
Das Capital: A Grexit without contagion? It's like Dr Strangelove's belief in survivable nuclear war
03 March 2015 02:17 PM
24 February 2015 12:35 AM
17 February 2015 01:22 AM
Das Capital: In reality, the policy was unsustainable in the light of rising currency inflows
28 January 2015 01:19 AM
Das Capital: Up to 80 per cent of shale reserves are uneconomic at prices below $80 a barrel
21 January 2015 01:02 AM
Das Capital: Few of the problems that led to the great recession of 2008 have been resolved
13 January 2015 12:00 AM
In 2013, an asset management consultancy identified alien invasion as a risk for the global economy, albeit an unlikely one. A reader wryly observed that this would be an excuse for markets to rally further, as businesses could look forward to the prospect of demand from new, non-human customers. Since 2009, financial markets have largely ignored risk, constructing a favourable narrative around events and rallying on any information.
16 December 2014 01:19 AM
Das Capital: Donors are free to channel funds to their chosen causes, some noble, some hubristic and some just plain odd
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