Satyajit Das

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.

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Satyajit Das: Are we all missing out on a new golden opportunity?

Economic View: Politicians and policy makers are unlikely to willingly cede the power that a paper money system gives them

Satyajit Das: Cyprus - a faraway country, but more important than you realise

Midweek View: Politically expedient accusations of money laundering and tax evasion in Cyprus are hypocritical

Satyajit Das: Is this the return of a golden age... or are we all just running scared?

Midweek View: An investment made in bullion in the 15th century would have lost 90 per cent of its value over the next 500 years

Satyajit Das: Adjust your expectations - investing in the new era of low rates and high volatility

Economic View: Success is always 10 per cent skill and 90 per cent luck, but it is still unwise to try it without the quotient of skill

Satyajit Das: Investors might think happy days are here, but the risks still remain

Midweek View: Buying Greek bonds and doubling your money was a surreal bet on a nation that is economically dead

Satyajit Das: Over-rated - court case will not fix core problem with ratings agencies

Midweek View: The fact that the issuer, not the investor, pays for the rating means the central conflict of interest is unresolved

Satyajit Das: Europe's stealth integration will exact a heavy toll on Germany

Midweek View: The increase in commitments or debt levels will absorb German savings, crippling the economy

Satyajit Das: Europe does not have the funds to solve sovereign debt crisis

Midweek View: The Lisbon treaty prohibits the European Central Bank from directly buying national governments' debt

Satyajit Das: Japan's coming debt crisis as an ageing population eyes retirement

Midweek View: Shinzo Abe's policies will provide a short-term lift in economic activity, but are unlikely to create a sustainable recovery

Investment View: Why slow growth is not troubling equities

Cost-cutting, productivity improvements and restructuring cannot be repeated endlessly
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