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Financial Issues Forum presents Paolo Zannoni on “Money and Promises: Seven Deals that Changed the World”

Tuesday, June 18 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Where did modern banking come from―and how does this history help us understand financial crises? Join us for a virtual event with distinguished banker, executive and historian Paolo Zannoni, as he discusses his forthcoming book, Money and Promises, and examines the complex relationship between states and banks that has changed the world. Drawing on in-depth archival research, he explores seven case studies: the Republic of Pisa, 17th-century Venice, the early years of the Bank of England, imperial Spain, the Kingdom of Naples, the nascent United States during the American Revolution and Bolshevik Russia in 1917 through 1923. Zannoni also tells the story of how the Continental Congress established the first public bank in North America, exploring the roles of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton.

Spanning many countries, political systems and historical eras, this book shows that at the heart of these institutions is an intricate exchange of debts and promises that shaped the modern world as we know it.

This program is free, but advance registration is required. Registered guests will receive the link prior to the program. The first 100 guests will receive a FREE electronic copy of the book, courtesy of the Fordham Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis.

About the Speaker

Paolo Zannoni is the executive deputy chairman of the Board of Prada, president of Prada Holding and international advisor to the executive office of Goldman Sachs International. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Jackson Institute and the Center for International Finance at Yale University. His former positions over a distinguished and global financial career include partner of Goldman Sachs, chairman of the board of Prysmian, president of Fiat USSR and president of Fiat USA.