Distinguished Political-Financial Expert, Journalist & Author
Nomi Prins is an independent journalist, Senior Fellow at the non-partisan public policy think tank Demos and an engaging speaker. Prins is widely sought-after for her unique perspective on politics, finance and the economy. She is author of the recent All the Presidents’ Bankers, about the relationships between presidents and key bankers during the past century and the impact on domestic and foreign policy. Her other acclaimed books include: It Takes a Pillage; Other People’s Money, which predicted the current financial crisis and was chosen as a Best Book of 2004 by The Economist, Barron's and The Library Journal; Jacked; and Black Tuesday, a historical novel about the 1929 crash. Read More >
The post-crisis, zero-interest rate world is just about the cost of speculative capital - it has catalyzed seismic shifts in the nature of super powers and national alignments that will have major ramifications for decades. In the space provided by Federal Reserve and ECB monetary policy, for instance, the BRICS, lead by CHINA, have been coordinating foreign direct investment, financial market activities, and long-term projects in unprecedented ways. Nomi has been traveling the world researching this shift from the ground up. Forget what you read in international papers, Nomi will address your organization through her unique lens of first-hand, not sugar-coated experience and contacts to discuss how this New World impacts your investments, business decisions, and strategies.
We know about currency wars, driving exchange rates down to enable countries to compete with each other on a global scale and maintain their power on that basis. But the new Power Elite is a select group of billionaires who are combining technology with New Power, or sustainable energy - not necessarily because they believe in climate change, but because green (and clean) is the new black. Beyond science, sustainable energy is a means to financial and political power. These new billionaires as well as the most powerful new Super Power, know that. Nomi will talk about why and how Elan Musk, Tim Cook, and Jeff Bezos have supplanted the likes of the Rockefeller’s, Morgan’s, and Mellon’s from a historical and futuristic power and influence perspective. The new elite of Green energy are individually and collectively shunning old Power sources, like oil, for solar and wind to stay off the old grid and BE the new one. Likewise, on an international scale, China has plans, and is already executing them, to lead the world in Green energy, because it’s an area in which they can compete more effectively for global power. Wall Street has committed billions to this shift, China hundreds of billions. The future of Power is New Power. Find out why and how it effects your money and business, with up to the minute developments.
In this speech, Nomi Prins will focus her considerable experience and analysis on the complex issues underlying inherent global and national volatility and instability that neither the main stream media, federal agencies nor governments want you to know -- or even understand themselves. What dangers are still lurking in the post Dodd-Frank arena for your portfolios, firms or customers? And what should you do for protection? This talk is critical for all professionals charged with monitoring accounting practices, compliance, legality and risk.
Even before the 2008 Crisis, big banks have been getting bigger in more ways than one through decades of mergers and the expansion of allowable financial service. Since the 2008 Crisis, that trend has accelerated. Not only have the biggest banks grown bigger, but in the process, they have taken more customers, deposits and financial investments along the way. How do you keep your edge? How can you remain a player instead of getting played? What can you provide your customer – from dedication to funding and less risky performance standards – to make you a better choice than your larger competition? Nomi Prins will address these critical issues for today's small businesses, local or state bank associations, pension fund managers and other investment advisors.
Power is about more than wealth, capitalism vs. socialism or communism. Rather, it's about the bonds, strategic alliances and partnerships that transcend the worlds of Wall Street and the White House. Some of these alliances have been positive to the stability of the greater population as well as to the financial community. However, some have had more dire negative implications – to both. Fresh from original and exhaustive research into the family ties, mentorships and other connections between US presidents and major US bankers since the establishment of the Federal Reserve, Nomi Prins tells a fascinating story of the evolution of American power and genealogy. She also explains how this led to establish policy and influence. Some of these connections will surprise you and give you food for thought about their nature and how they impact the world today.
"It was an absolute pleasure and an honor to have welcomed [her] at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on November 16th. Our superiors were highly impressed by [her] informative presentation."
"We want to offer [her] a huge thank you for making our conference so successful yesterday, [she was] an absolute star. We are receiving so many e-mails from clients saying how much they enjoyed it and how informative they found it."
"Nomi Prins is not only a superb writer, but also a consummate professional as a public speaker. Ms. Prins brings an open attitude and willingness to engage. Her presentation at our conference, in front of an ideologically mixed audience, was the highlight of the day. She was personable, provocative yet respectful, and prepared to roll up her sleeves and lead meaningful Q and A. Her knowledge of the subject matter was not in question, but we were very happy to see her interact with people instead of simply giving a one-way talk. Nomi Prins was fantastic."
"Nomi Prins captured the attention of the audience with a riveting one-hour presentation that was both enlightening and engaging. Our attendees walked away with a new understanding of the collapse of Wall Street, the housing market and those responsible. Nomi further illustrated the deception, greed and power that control financial policy. The convention attendees are more inspired than ever to defend consumers. Excellent presenter, excellent presentation."
"I wanted to thank you so much for gracing the Forum stage once again. The response to your program has been totally positive. Everyone was thrilled with your presentation."
"My sincerest thanks to you for your participation as a distinguished speaker in the Fifteenth Annual International Seminar on Policy Challenges for the Financial Sector. Your comments were among the most insightful of the entire conference and many of the participants expressed to us that they were grateful to hear your refreshing perspectives. "
"For her talk at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, noted journalist and author Nomi Prins catered her presentation to our cross-cultural, global, academic community. The result was a topnotch presentation that addressed capitalism, history of banking and finance, and their influence on US economic policy. The presentation was timely and incredibly relevant for our audience."
"The event went really well and we had excellent attendance. Nomi was a delight to work with and seemed to have fun throughout the day. The classroom presentation was a big hit and several students, staff, and community members attended her reception afterwards to get autographs and ask questions. It was a great event overall!"