Trading Nation

Lawrence McDonald

Managing Director, ACG Analytics

Mr. McDonald is currently Managing Director, Head of the U.S. Macro Strategies based in New York City at ACG Analytics, Inc.

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis, Mr. Lawrence McDonald wrote a book on the fall of Lehman Brothers, "A Colossal Failure of Common Sense." This book is a risk manager's guide to the right and wrong moves on Wall St., and explains why investors must stay ahead of policies coming out of Washington, D.C. and Europe. Published in 2009 by Random House, the book hit the New York Times Best Seller's list upon release, and is now one of the top bestselling business books in the world. "Colossal Failure" is now translated into 12 different languages,over 450,000 copies have been sold.

Additionally, Mr. McDonald has participated in four major financial crisis documentaries: BBC's The Love of Money, CBC's House of Cards, National Geographic's Decade of the 2000s, and Sony Pictures' Academy Award winning documentary Inside Job.

Since publishing "Colossal Failure," Larry has delivered over 100 keynote speeches in 17 different countries, speaking at banks, investment firms, conferences, law firms, insurance companies and universities.

Follow Larry McDonald on Twitter: @Convertbond


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