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.
18 March 2014 01:01 AM
After the Sydney meeting, it did not take long for the feigned unanimity among G20 members to disappear
14 March 2014 12:00 AM
04 March 2014 01:05 AM
Bank investors are substituting, in the words of Shaw, the ‘obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real’
18 February 2014 12:00 AM
04 February 2014 12:52 AM
The ultra-rich are switching to real assets – gold, commodities, farm land
14 January 2014 12:00 AM
Das Capital: It's like listening to Monty Python's mortally wounded Black Knight
07 January 2014 02:00 AM
Das Capital: Politicians everywhere have proved reluctant to tackle much-needed reforms
17 December 2013 01:42 AM
Das Capital: The German-led strategy shows little progress and is unlikely to resolve the crisis
10 December 2013 01:20 AM
Das Capital: ‘The Economist’ called the grand agreement a recipe for “die grosse Stagnation”
19 November 2013 01:16 AM
Das Capital: European governments are resorting to tricks to resolve their banking problems
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