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About Chris Whalen
Christopher Whalen is Senior Managing Director of Tangent Capital Partners in New York, where he works as an investment banker providing advisory services focused on companies in the financial services sector.
Chris is Vice Chairman of the board of Lord, Whalen LLC, parent of Institutional Risk Analytics, the Los Angeles-based provider of bank ratings, risk management tools, and consulting services for auditors, regulators and financial professionals. Christopher has appeared before Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to testify on a range of financial, economic and political issues.
Christopher is the author of the December 2010 book, Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the American Dream, now in a second printing from John Wiley & Sons. He edits The Institutional Risk Analyst, a weekly news report and commentary on significant developments in and around the global financial markets. He also contributes articles to Zero Hedge, Housing Wire and The Big Picture.
Christopher is a graduate of Villanova University (1981) and a fellow of the Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State University. He is a member of Professional Risk Managers International Association. Christopher was regional director of PRMIA’s Washington D.C. chapter from 2006 through January 2010. He is a member of the Economic Advisory Committee of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Global Interdependence Center in Philadelphia.