Reassessing the Reputation of Financial Services

A panel discussion among financial journalists and Wall Street communications experts

October 19, 2017
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Lubin House, 11 E. 61st St., NYC

A decade after the Financial Crisis, the public still distrusts Wall Street, according to recent research. Yet big banks, securities firms and asset managers are enjoying elevated status in Washington, regulatory pressures are easing and higher capital reserves have strengthened the stability of our financial system. Given big banks have paid an estimated $128 billion in fines to the U.S. taxpayer since 2009, why is their public reputation still overshadowed by Americans’ memories of government bailouts and market manipulation? To answer these questions, a panel of financial communications professionals and journalists will appear in an on-the-record forum attended by invited guests, including industry professionals, lawyers, Washington insiders and students of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. The discussion will focus on the dynamics of Wall Street’s reputation and how corporate cultures, business practices, and communications strategies may — or may not — have evolved over the past ten years.

  • Moderator: Gary Kaminsky, Fmr. Capital Markets Editor, CNBC, Fmr. Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley
  • William Cohan, author, Why Wall Street Matters
  • Jake Siewert, Global Head of Global Communications, Goldman Sachs
  • Peter Rose, Vice Chairman, Sard Verbinnen & Co., Senior Advisor, Blackstone Group
  • Gordon Goldstein, Head of External Affairs, Silver Lake

Hosted by The Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University, and sponsored by American Investment Council