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Steve Eisman      

Subject of Michael Lewis' "The Big Short" & Portfolio Manager at Neuberger Berman

With over 20 years of investment experience, Steven Eisman is one of the most knowledgeable and respected analysts on Wall Street today. Eisman started his career at Oppenheimer & Co., one of Wall Street's largest firms, where he was ranked as an All-Star Analyst by both Institutional Investor and The Wall Street Journal on multiple occasions. Eisman later served as Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at FrontPoint Financial Services Fund, where he made the biggest impact of his career. These incredible events are chronicled in Michael Lewis’s "The Big Short," which tells the story of the unlikely investors who predicted the 2008 financial crisis before it happened. The film features Eisman Carell portraying Eisman as the outspoken hedge fund manager who, along with three other men, predicted the housing crash of 2008. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards and won for Best Adapted Screenplay. Today, Eisman serves as a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman and a Portfolio Manager for the Eisman Group, within Neuberger Berman’s Private Asset Management division.

Drawing on his years of Wall Street and investor experience, Eisman gives audiences a greater understanding of the 2008 financial crisis – why it happened and why most people never saw it coming. As a portfolio manager, Eisman still works in the financial industry and shares what has changed in the field since 2008. He will also discuss why growth in the United States was and remains so anemic and how this is an aftereffect of the crisis. Through real-life examples, attendees will leave with a new understanding of the housing and banking market.

Prior to joining Neuberger Berman in 2014, Eisman was the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Emrys Partners, L.P. Previous to that, Eisman was a Partner and the Senior Portfolio Manager of the FrontPoint Financial Services Fund, which began operations in March 2004, and the FrontPoint Financial Horizons Fund, which began operations in January 2006. Earlier in his career, Eisman also served as a Managing Director and Senior Financial Services Analyst at Chilton Investment Co. He held the same role at Oppenheimer & Co. within the Investment Bank, Asset Management and Specialty Finance divisions. During his time at Oppenheimer & Co., Eisman was ranked as an All-Star Analyst by both Institutional Investor and The Wall Street Journal on multiple occasions. He has over 20 years of investing experience, with the last 10+ years as a Portfolio Manager.

Eisman holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Speech Topics

The Financial Crisis and Its Aftermath

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