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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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Based in Washington, D.C., at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy is the preeminent destination for unbiased expertise at the intersection of finance and policy. The Psaros Center connects policymakers, industry leaders, and scholars through solutions-driven platforms to provide thought leadership and actively contribute to shaping global finance.

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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

5 Things to Learn About BTC Future Price From BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF Strategy

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

Chair Gary Gensler

SEC Chair
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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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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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The Psaros Center directly engages with students, enabling them to contribute to substantive work, provide leadership opportunities, and help shape the future of the financial markets industry. Students are encouraged to conduct research and attend ongoing events related to financial policy.

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The Financial Markets Quality (FMQ) Conference, hosted by the Psaros Center, is the premier event for policymakers and industry professionals to discuss critical issues and propose solutions to strengthen the global economy. Annually, FMQ facilitates conversations about key global market topics.

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