A Greek default could be a couple of years away, and that wouldn't be such a bad thing, this strategist says.
Think Greece has no option but to default on its debt now? Think again, says Marc Chandler, chief currency strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman.
"We're still probably a couple years away from a Greek default," Chandler told CNBC's Scott Wapner.
"European officials will do everything they can do to prolong that," Chandler says. "That's for good reason, I think. That is so that banks in Europe can be stronger, better prepared to deal with it." He told me that a default today has the risk of causing "a Lehman-type event," and says the banks aren't really in shape to deal with that now.