“Too Big to Save: How to Fix the US Financial System”

Insights from Bob Pozen


Tuesday, August 3, 2010
5:00 pm Cocktails
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Presentation



Robert C. Pozen
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration and Chairman of MFS Investment Management®


Chair: Mark Harbour, CFA & Adrianne Regrutto

A Private Wealth Management Community of Interest Program


Join us and our co-sponsor Arnold & Porter, LLC in welcoming Bob Pozen, author of “Too Big to Save: How to Fix the US Financial System” for a dinner program on August 3rd 2010 at the Omni Hotel in downtown LA.  Networking and cocktails will begin at 5:00pm, dinner at 6:00pm with the presentation beginning at 6:30pm.

Bob’s presentation will address the recent credit crisis and the resulting bailout program which are clearly unprecedented events in our financial industry. While it’s important to understand what got us here, it’s even more important to consider how we should get out. While there is little question that immediate action was required to stabilize the situation, it is now time to look for a long-term plan to reform the United States financial industry.

That is where Bob Pozen comes in. Perhaps more than anyone in the industry, Pozen commands the respect and attention of the public and private sector. In reviewing the information described in his book, Bob outlines his vision for the new financial future and provides actionable advice along the way.

To Pozen, there are four high-priority problems that must be addressed, and this talk (and book) puts them in perspective.  Bob will

  1. Analyze alternative models for government stakes in banks
  2. Recommend a new board structure for large financial institutions
  3. Examine the importance of broader Fed jurisdiction over systemic risks
  4. Propose a way to revive the securitization of loans

We look forward to Bob’s vision of the future of the finance industry and his insights as to why changes have to be made.


Robert C. Pozen

Robert C. Pozen is Senior Lecturer of Business Administration and Chairman of MFS Investment Management®, which manages over $200 billion in assets for over five million investors worldwide.

A few highlights of Bob’s background include:

2002/3 - John Olin Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.  Currently, Bob continues to serve as a senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School.

2001/2 - President Bush’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security.

2003 - Secretary of Economic Affairs for Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

Bob graduated from Harvard University in 1968 and was awarded a JD from Yale Law School in 1972.

Born in 1946, Bob lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife Liz, a psychotherapist and figurative artist. They have two adult children, Joanna and David.

A more expansive description of Bob’s background is available at http://bobpozen.com/about/


Registration Links:
CFALA Members: $30.00
Non-members: $60.00


Time: 5:00 pm Cocktails (hosted beer, wine & sodas)
           6:00 pm Dinner
           6:30 pm Presentation


Location: Omni Los Angeles
                 251 South Olive Street
                 Los Angeles, CA 90071
                 For directions call hotel: (213) 617-3300
                 Event parking at the Omni $12.00 


Payment Information:

Methods of payment accepted: Visa/Mastercard, American Express and Discover. If you prefer to pay by check please register online and select "purchase order" as your payment option and enter your last name as the purchase order number. Mail check to: CFA Society of Los Angeles, 350 S. Grand Ave, Suite 1680, Los Angeles CA 90071.

 *Credit card payments will only be accepted through the secure online registration, and not by  phone or email.


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