My guest this week was a brilliant, obsessive trader at Lehman Brothers before its collapse. Jared Dillian will take us through a colorful account of the final years of the financial firm, from 9/11 at their Ground Zero offices through the firm’s bankruptcy, including vivid portraits of the insane trading-floor culture, the financial meltdown, and the company’s ultimate collapse. His book, Street Freak: A Memoir of Money and Madness is a must read!
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About this week’s guest:
Jared Dillian graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1996 with a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, and from the University of San Francisco in 2001 with a Masters in Business Administration, concentration in Finance. Jared worked for a small floor market maker on the Pacific Options Exchange from 1999-2000, and was a trader for Lehman Brothers from 2001 to 2008. He specialized in index arbitrage and ETF trading. Jared is the author of Street Freak: Money and Madness at Lehman Brothers, published by Simon and Schuster, which was named the number one general business book of 2011 by Bloomberg Businessweek.