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Driving the future of global finance.

Based in Washington, D.C., at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy has a legacy of impact – from its origins following the 2008 financial crisis to its ongoing expertise on timely issues at the intersection of finance and policy.

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The Psaros Center focuses on the workings of global finance and its role in solving societal problems. We accomplish this by:

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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’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.

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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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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Media Mentions

KPS founder funds financial center at Georgetown

“The newest gift is designed to support the Psaros Center’s goal of providing objective, research-driven guidance at the intersection of finance and policy. Mr. Psaros’ mentor, Reena Aggarwal, the Robert E. McDonough professor of finance, is also the director of the Psaros Center. ‘Mike’s gift is going to be transformational in allowing the center to fulfill its ambition and in enhancing Georgetown’s ability to provide thought leadership that directly impacts financial policy now and in the future,’ Ms. Aggarwal said in a news release.”

May 23, 2022

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A $5 Trillion ‘Wealth Shock’ Is Cracking Americans’ Nest Eggs

“‘In a relative sense, it’s going to make the inequity a little lower — but in an absolute sense, everyone suffers,’ said Reena Aggarwal, director of Georgetown University’s Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy. Like many, Aggarwal is concerned that falling markets will create problems for the broader economy. ‘Some correction was needed but this is a pretty huge correction, and it’s not stopping.'”

May 21, 2022

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Bitcoin Miami – “The Largest Finance Conference in the World” 

When one thinks of finance, Bitcoin is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. However, from April 6-9, over 35,000 people flocked to Miami,Florida for the Bitcoin 2022 conference, which…

May 10, 2022

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Office Hours: Reena Aggarwal on Digital Currency in China and its Impact on the Global Economy

Countries across the world are actively exploring the potential of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC), and China is positioning itself as the global leader in this new terrain. As the United State…

May 6th, 2022

2021 Best Undergraduate Professors: Lizhi Liu, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Lizhi Liu, 34, is Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she’s worked since 2018. She has a PhD in Political Science, an MS in Statistics, and an MA in …

March 26th, 2022

Hedge funds oppose SEC’s reform plans after GameStop debacle

“Speculators are not the only ones harmed when a bubble collapses. There is collateral damage to innocent bystanders including buy-and-hold retirement investors in index funds,” said James Angel, …

January 16th, 2022

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