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Meredith Whitney    

Most Influential Financial Analyst in America

Hailed “The Oracle of Wall Street” by Bloomberg, Meredith Whitney has been ahead of the curve during America’s largest credit crisis since the Great Depression. Whitney’s rise to international prominence was triggered in October 2007 when she made one of the most controversial and highly publicized calls in Wall Street history. A Wall Street veteran of over 15 years, Whitney’s career has been defined by her bold predictions which have garnered global attention.

Named one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People of 2009 by TIME Magazine, Whitney is widely recognized as “one of the most respected voices on Wall Street.” Also one of Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2008, Whitney is a renowned expert in the finance industry and is frequently quoted in Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and The New York Times. The first—and only—Research Analyst to ever present at the FDIC Annual Economic Round Table Forum, Whitney has addressed top US economists on her thesis detailing The State of the US Consumer.

“I want to be involved in the reconstruction of our financial system. It is far more challenging—and rewarding—to focus on what’s happening now, and how we can get out of it.”

At the podium, Whitney lives up to her reputation as Wall Street’s star analyst, offering audiences a profound and comprehensive insight into our economic situation. As the leading authority on America’s credit crisis, Whitney demystifies our financial system for novices and industry experts alike. She explains how we can recover from the economic issues that even Wall Street struggles to understand. “Life is all about how much you prepare, and if you over prepare, you will always succeed,” she says.

Whitney is the founder of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, LLC. Formerly the Managing Director and Senior Financial Institutions Analyst for Oppenheimer & Co. Inc, Whitney was also an analyst for CIBC World Markets and conducted Financial Institutions research at Wachovia Securities. Whitney graduated with honors from Brown University, and lives in New York City with her husband.

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