Keynote Speaker

Steve Eisman

The Financial Crisis and its Aftermath
Monday, September 25th - 8:00 am - 10:00 am

With over 20 years of investment experience, Steve Eisman is one of the most knowledgeable and respected analysts on Wall Street today. Eisman started his career at Oppenheimer & Co., one of Wall Street’s largest firms, where he was ranked as an All-Star Analyst by both Institutional Investor and The Wall Street Journal on multiple occasions.

He later served as Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at FrontPoint Financial Services Fund, where he made the biggest impact of his career. These events are chronicled in Michael Lewis’s 2010 book The Big Short, which tells the story of the unlikely investors who predicted the 2008 crisis; Steve Carell portrayed Eisman in the 2015 film adaptation of Lewis’s book. The movie was nominated for five Academy Awards and won for Best Adapted Screenplay. 

Drawing on his years of Wall Street and investor experience, Steve gives audiences a greater understanding of the 2008 financial crisis – why it happened and why most people never saw it coming. As a portfolio manager, Steve still works in the financial industry and shares what has changed in the field since 2008. He will also discuss why growth in the United States was and remains so anemic and how this is an aftereffect of the crisis. Through real-life examples,  attendees will leave with a new understanding of the housing and banking markets.

Today, Eisman serves as a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman and a Portfolio Manager for the Eisman Group, within Neuberger Berman’s Private Asset Management division. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman in 2014, Steven Eisman was the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Emrys Partners, L.P. Previous to that, Steven was a Partner and the Senior Portfolio Manager of the FrontPoint Financial Services Fund, which began operations in March 2004, and the FrontPoint Financial Horizons Fund, which began operations in January 2006.

Earlier in his career, Steven also served as a Managing Director and Senior Financial Services Analyst at Chilton Investment Co. He held the same role at Oppenheimer & Co. within the Investment Bank, Asset Management and Specialty Finance divisions. Steven holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Harvard Law School.