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Banking expert coming to ISU to discuss financial industry crisis

October 9, 2009

Christopher Whalen, co-founder and senior vice president of Institutional Risk Analytics, will be on the Indiana State University campus Tuesday to discuss the issues facing the financial services industry.

Whalen last visited the ISU campus in the spring of 2008, just before the United States began to experience its worst financial crisis in decades. During this visit, Whalen's address is titled "Restructuring, Resolving and Rebuilding: U.S. Banking 2010." He is expected to discuss the 2008 breakdown of the financial markets, examine where we are in this crisis and determine where the industry might be headed.

In his position with Institutional Risk Analytics, Whalen is responsible for sales, marketing and business development. He is also an ISU Networks Financial Institute fellow and has more than two decades of experience as an investment banker, research analyst and journalist.

Whalen will speak at ISU's Hulman Memorial Student Union in Dede II at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Contact: John A. Tatom, director of research, Networks Financial Institute, 317-536-0281 ext. 712 or

Writer: Rachel Wedding McClelland, assistant director of media relations, Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or