About the Speaker
An award-winning financial journalist, Diana Henriques is the author of A First-Class Catastrophe: The road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History, released in September 2017.
Diana has also written three other books on business history, as well as the New York Times bestseller The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust.
From 1989-2012, Diana served as a staff writer for The New York Times and has remained as a contributing writer since then, specialising in investigative reporting on white-collar crime, market regulation and corporate governance.
In 1999, Diana was a member of a team that won the Gerald Loeb Award for their coverage of the near-collapse of Long Term Capital Management, a hedge fund whose troubles rocked the financial markets in September of the previous year.
She was also a member of a reporting team that was named a Pulitzer finalist in 2003 for its coverage of the aftermath of the Enron scandals.
Diana’s proudest work can be found in her 2004 series exposing the exploitation of American military personnel by financial service companies. As a result of her work, legislative reform and cash reimbursements for tens of thousands of defrauded service members were made and earned her the recognition and thanks from military lawyers and families across the country.