The "Economic Ship of State" Now--And in the Future
As Chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, which conducted the nation's official inquiry into the U.S. financial and economic crisis, Phil Angelides brings knowledge and understanding to the financial crisis. In this presentation he addresses the need to overhaul the financial system, while shining a light on those who stand in resistance.
The Great Financial and Economic Crisis: How Did We Get Here, Where Are We Now, and How Do We Get Out?
As a well-known and respected leader in financial markets and economic matters, Mr. Angelides was tapped to lead the nation’s official inquiry into the financial crisis that devastated the economy and wreaked havoc on businesses, families, and entire communities across the globe. In his remarks, he sets out the gripping story of how and why our financial system unraveled. He speaks bluntly about where we stand today on fixing the problems that led to the meltdown and why we still face the risk of a future crisis. And, he offers thought-provoking ideas about how, in the wake of the crisis, we can restore integrity to our financial markets and rebuild an economy of broadly shared prosperity, job creation and lasting value.
From Financial to Fiscal Crisis: How Our Budget Deficit Exploded and the Road Back to Fiscal and Economic Sanity
Building on his years of experience as a financial and budgetary expert, Mr. Angelides speaks about how our nation, the states, and communities across the country became saddled with enormous deficits and about the critical choices ahead that will affect the future of our nation’s economy and social fabric. He provides insight and analysis into how key policy decisions and the financial meltdown created today’s budget crisis. Challenging the conventional wisdom now engulfing Washington, he lays out the case for immediate and bold action to rebuild the economy and create jobs now and to restore fiscal solvency in a way that preserves long term economic progress and opportunity.
Catching the Green Wave: How We Build a Sustainable, Good Jobs Economy
Drawing on his groundbreaking work in sustainable development, environmental responsibility, and clean energy, Mr. Angelides lays out a compelling vision of how we can build a new green economy – at home and abroad - that meets the convergent challenges of climate change, oil dependency, global security, and high unemployment. His pioneering leadership in the arena and his varied background as a businessman, civic leader, and public official uniquely equip him to provide rare, practical insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by businesses, public officials, governments, and communities looking to create savings, business expansion, successful investments, and jobs through sustainability. Read more about Mr. Angelides' leadership on the Green Economy and Sustainable Development.
Mr. Angelides recently served as Chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a ten member bipartisan panel created by federal law and charged with conducting the nation’s official inquiry into the causes of the financial and economic crisis. The Commission presented its report to the President and Congress in January 2011, concluding that the crisis was avoidable and was caused by widespread failures of regulation, dramatic breakdowns in corporate governance, excessive risk taking by Wall Street, government leaders ill-prepared for crisis, and systemic breaches in accountability and ethics. The report made the New York Times and Washington Post best sellers lists and The New York Review of Books hailed it as “the most comprehensive indictment of the American financial failure that has yet been made” and “the definitive history of this period.” In 2010, Mr. Angelides was named by Worth magazine as 7th among the 100 most powerful people in global finance.
Mr. Angelides is currently President of Riverview Capital Investments which focuses on clean energy projects and sustainable urban development. From 1999 to 2007, he served as California’s State Treasurer. The Associated Press reported that he made “the sleepy treasurer’s office a policy powerhouse,” and The Sacramento Bee praised Treasurer Angelides as “the most effective and dynamic state treasurer in a generation.”