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Navigating the Financial Crisis

Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner shared insights from his pivotal roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York during the ‘Great Recession’ and his tenure as Secretary.

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Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy Hosts Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

The Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy welcomed former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Tim Geithner for a discussion focused on the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Geithner was joined by former…

April 12th, 2024

Georgetown McDonough’s Psaros Center Hosts Second Annual Undergraduate Stock Pitch Competition

The Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy recently hosted its second annual Undergraduate Stock Pitch Competition. The event is an opportunity for Georgetown undergraduate students to present…

March 5th, 2024

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Despite the optimism surrounding Bitcoin, some analysts remain cautious about its sustained upward momentum. Jim Angel, a faculty affiliate at Georgetown McDonough’s Psaros Center for Financial Market…

February 26th, 2024

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David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group

Stacey Cunningham

President of the New York Stock Exchange (former)

Mary Callahan Erdoes

Chief Executive Officer of Asset & Wealth Management
J.P. Morgan Chase

Chairman Jay Clayton

Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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Alumnus and Mentor Collaborate to Build the Newly Renamed Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy

More than a decade after providing seed capital to establish a financial markets and policy center at the McDonough School of Business, Michael G. (B’89) and Robin Psaros (Parents’21) are committing $11 million to build the newly renamed Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy into the preeminent destination for unbiased expertise at the intersection of finance and policy.

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About the Psaros Center

The Psaros Center for Financial Markets & Policy was founded in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 economic crash. The collapse and bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers, followed by the precipitous market crash, uncertainty across major global financial institutions, and subsequent government bailouts, showed a clear need for unbiased dialogue among market professionals, scholars, and policymakers. The Psaros Center’s founding principle was to give a voice to the financial markets and create an ongoing dialogue for the good of industry practices and policy.

More than ten years later, the Psaros Center addresses the urgent financial markets issues of today and informs the future of global finance. A policy and research center within Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, it brings together industry professionals, policymakers and scholars through nonpartisan, solutions-driven platforms.

About the Center

The Psaros Center holds webinars, seminars, and interviews with some of the world’s most influential leaders in markets and policy. From its foundation of rigorous research and policy, the Center addresses timely issues with the leaders at the forefront of shaping our financial systems now and defining the priorities and solutions of the future.

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Visiting Fellows at the Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy contribute to the goals of advancing the dialogue on the ways in which finance impacts society by addressing timely issues around public and private markets; digital assets; market structure; and ESG and climate disclosure by conducting unbiased research, convening policymakers and market participants, and cultivating students to become the next generation of globally minded, principled leaders who will use finance to serve the common good.

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