Richard Sandor: Good Derivatives
Date: Mon. June 18, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
About this event:
Program Location: Reception Hall, Lower Level
Join us as Richard Sandor discusses and signs his new book Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation.
If you're interested in investments, business innovation and/or the environment, don't miss this program! Through the eyes of an inventor of new markets, Sandor tells the story of how financial innovation--a concept that is misunderstood and under attack--has been a positive force in the last four decades. If properly designed and regulated, these good derivatives can open vast possibilities to address a variety of global problems.
Sandor also tells the story of the creation of the Chicago Climate Exchange and its affiliated international exchanges. The lessons learned in these markets can play a critical role in effectively addressing global climate change and other pressing environmental issues, such as rainforest destruction, water problems and biodiversity threats.
Written in an engaging narrative style, Good Derivatives is of interest to both practitioners and general readers who want to better understand the creative process of financial innovation. In the middle of so much distrust of markets, it is also a recipe of how transparent, well-regulated markets can be a benign force in environmental, health and social areas.
Richard Sandor is Chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products LLC, which specializes in inventing, designing and developing new financial markets with a special emphasis on investment advisory services.
Books are available for purchase. Registration not required. Seating is limited and available first come, first served.
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