Join us with Chris Varelas, a New York Times Top 100 Dealmaker and former head of technology, media, and telecommunications at CitiBank, and writer Dan Stone to discover the story of how finance became increasingly hostile to the American Dream — told by an insider with courtside seats to the events that shaped modern money.
Though the impact the financial markets have on our lives is perhaps greater than ever before, they have become a rogue force, often working against us and seemingly controlled by no one. At this IVY Masterclass & Cocktails Varelas, an unlikely Wall Street veteran, will discuss his new book with Stone: How Money Became Dangerous: The Inside Story of Our Turbulent Relationship with Modern Finance. In a fascinating and prescient discussion, they will cover the milestones of recent financial history, from the dotcom boom and bust, to the emergence of “financial supermarket” banks, to the rise of corporate raiders. We’ll learn about the total transformation of the financial services industry: how we went from most Americans having nothing more complicated than a bank account and a mortgage to increasingly complex, dangerously out of control supermarkets beyond the understanding of the general public.
At a time when the longest bull market in history may be ending, if we remain detached from our financial system, Varelas and Stone argue, we may witness it entirely unravel. It has never been more important to understand how we got here and how we can work to return finance to its role of serving the people.
We hope you can join us for this incredibly important discussion and learning opportunity! We’ll enjoy cocktails and light bites before and after the presentation, and get the chance to mingle with Varelas while he signs copies of the book.
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