A Banker's Journey: How Edmond J. Safra Built a Global Financial Empire - Livestream


Sunday December 11

Time (Eastern Time)

10:00 AM  –  11:00 AM

Who was famed Jewish businessman and philanthropist Edmond J. Safra? In A Banker's Journey: How Edmond J. Safra Built a Global Financial Empire, financial journalist and historian Daniel Gross, who, like Safra, traces his heritage to Aleppo, Syria, reconstructs the public life of an intensely private man. Gross explores the life and accomplishments of Safra: founder of four massive financial institutions on three continents, proud child of Beirut's Jewish quarter, innovator, and master of financial globalization and "old-world" banking. He was also a champion and protector of the Sephardic diaspora. Gross, who gained exclusive access to Safra's personal archives, tracks Safra's journey from Beirut to Milan, São Paulo, Geneva, and New York. Learn about Safra and his work with Gross, who will be in conversation with Jonathan Goldberg.

Daniel Gross is one of the most widely read writers on finance, economics, and business history. Gross worked as a reporter at The New Republic and Bloomberg News, wrote the "Economic View" column in The New York Times, and served as Slate's "Moneybox" columnist. He is the author of eight books, including Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All TimeDumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation; and Better, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline and the Rise of a New Economy.

Jonathan Goldberg, K.C. is known as the United Kingdom's leading trial advocates and defenders. Goldberg makes frequent television appearances on CNN, Al Jazeera, Sky, and ITV commenting on issues of legal interest. For several years, he wrote a column in the Jewish Chronicle entitled "Ask the QC." He is a rare recipient of two The Times Lawyer of the Week awards.