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Subprime crisis to be discussed at College of Business

March 14, 2008

The effect of the ongoing crisis in sub-prime mortgages and securities will be the topic of a presentation Wednesday (March 19) at Indiana State University’s College of Business.

As part of its mission of financial literacy education and research, Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State University will sponsor the presentation by Christopher Whalen entitled “The Subprime Crisis - Cause, Effect and Consequences.”

Whalen is co-founder, senior vice president and managing director of Institutional Risk Analytics, a Los Angeles based provider of risk management tools and consulting services for auditors, regulators and financial professionals.

He has served as an investment banker and research analyst for more than two decades. He is a regular contributor to publications such as Barron’s, The International Economy and the Washington Times. He is a member of the New York Steering Committee of Professional Risk Managers International Association and edits a blog on risk management and regulation on

Whalen will speak at 5 p.m. in the 11th floor conference room of the College of Business. A reception will precede his remarks at 4:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. However, seating is limited and reservations are requested by calling 812-237-2011 or at .

Contact: John A. Tatom, director of research, Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State University, 317-536-0281, extension 712 or

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or

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Christopher Whalen, co-founder and senior vice president of Institutional Risk Analytics, will discuss "The Subprime Crisis - Cause, Effect and Consequences" at 5 p.m. Wednesday (March 19) in the 11lth floor conference room of the Indiana State University College of Business.

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