Speaker's Biography:

Gillian Tett
U.S. Managing Editor and Columnist, Financial Times

Gillian Tett is U.S. managing editor and columnist at the Financial Times, where she has also served as assistant editor for markets coverage, capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, and a reporter in Tokyo, London, Russia and Brussels. In 2012, she received the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' award for best feature article, "Madoff spins his story." She was previously awarded a President's Medal by the British Academy (2011) and recognized as Journalist of the Year (2009) and Business Journalist of the Year (2008) by the British Press Awards. Tett's upcoming book looking at the global economy and financial system through the lens of cultural anthropology will be published this year. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Fool's Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe" and "Saving the Sun: A Wall Street Gamble to Rescue Japan from Its Trillion Dollar Meltdown." She is a graduate of Cambridge University.

Twitter: @gilliantett

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