Satyajit Das is a former banker. In 2006, Das presciently anticipated the Global Financial Crisis. In 2010, he identified the risk of a sovereign debt crisis and has continued to provide insightful commentary on the evolution of the crisis. He was featured in Charles Ferguson's 2010 Oscar winning documentary Inside Job, the 2012 PBS Frontline series Money, Power & Wall Street and a 2009 BBC TV documentary - Tricks with Risk.
He is a frequent contributor and interviewee, being widely quoted in the financial press in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, South Africa, Australia, NZ and Asia. He is the author of Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives - Revised Edition (2006 and 2010), an insider's account of derivatives trading and the financial products business filled with black humour and satire. His latest book is Extreme Money: the Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk (2011) described by economist Nouriel Roubini as: 'A true insider's devastating analysis of the financial alchemy of the last 30 years and its destructive consequences. With his intimate first-hand knowledge, Das takes a knife to global finance and financiers to reveal its inner workings without fear or favor.'