On behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management, Lars Schall talks with bestselling author Nomi Prins about current developments in finance and geopolitics, such as: the strength of the US dollar; the Chinese-lead Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; the relationship between Wall Street and the City of London; and the planned free-trade zones in Asia and Europe with the United States.
By Lars Schall
The following interview was conducted for and orginally published here by Matterhorn Asset MGMT in Zurich.
The World is in Play
Note: the remarks made by Martin Wolf (Financial Times) on the Chinese-lead Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, that are mentioned during the interview, can be found here.
For more information on Nomi Prins latest book, “All the Presidents’ Bankers,” listen to the Matterhorn Interview of May 2014, “Finance is a Power Game.”
You can also find translations of that interview in French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian:
“La finance n’est qu’un jeu de pouvoirˮ
“Finança é jogo de poderˮ
at : http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=12336
“La financia es un juego de poderˮ
at : http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=12395
“La finanza è un gioco di potere”
at : http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=12394
Nomi Prins, who grew up in the US state of New York, worked after her studies in mathematics and statistics for Chase Manhattan, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns in London and as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs on Wall Street. After she left the financial industry in 2001/02, she became an outstanding financial journalist who has written by now five books including: “It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailout, Bonuses, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street,” that was published in September 2009 by Wiley. Furthermore, she is a Senior Fellow at “Demos” in New York City, gave numerous interviews to international outlets such as BBC World, BBC, Russia Today, CNN, CNBC, CSPAN and Fox, and her articles appear in The New York Times, Fortune, The Nation, The American Prospect and The Guardian in Britain. The website of Nomi Prins can be found here: http://www.nomiprins.com/. She lives in Los Angeles, USA.