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The Financial Services Leadership Forum (FSLF) is a subscription-based breakfast series hosted by The New York Public Library where influential leaders in the field come together to construct an open dialogue about relevant trends, strategies, and ideas. All subscriptions directly benefit the Library’s business-based programs and initiatives, keeping them free to the public. 

2017 FSLF Co-Chairs

Beth Comstock, Vice Chair of GE
Blair Effron, Partner, Centerview Partners
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Co-Anchor of CNBC's Squawk Box

Upcoming 2017 FSLF Events

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Vista Equity Partners in conversation with Richard Parsons, Senior Advisor, Providence Equity Partners

 

All FSLF events begin with an opportunity for networking at 7:30 AM, followed by the speaking program at 8am with audience Q+A. 

For more information or to purchase tickets and subscriptions, please contact fslf@nypl.org or 212-930-0671.


The 2017 FSLF is sponsored by:
 S&P Global

 
 
 

Past FSLF Speakers

WILLIAM A. ACKMAN
CEO and Portfolio Manager, Pershing Square Capital Management, LP

ROGER ALTMAN
Founder and Executive Chairman, Evercore

HON. SHEILA C. BAIR
Former Chairman, FDIC

JEFFREY L. BEWKES
President and CEO, Time Warner Inc.

BARTON M. BIGGS
Former Managing Partner, Traxis Partners

DAVID BONDERMAN
Founding Partner, TPG Capital

JIM BREYER
Founder and CEO, Breyer Capital

WARREN BUFFETT
Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

RONNIE C. CHAN
Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited

JAMES CHANOS
President, Kynikos Associates

HON. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Former Secretary of State

HON. WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON
42nd President of the United States

LEON COOPERMAN
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Omega Advisors, Inc.

MIKE CORBAT
CEO, Citi

ROBERT E. DIAMOND JR.
Former Chief Executive, Barclays PLC

JAMIE DIMON
Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

ROBERT C. DOLL
Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen Asset Management

HON. WILLIAM H. DONALDSON
Former Chairman, SEC

BLAIR W. EFFRON
Founding Partner, Centerview Partners

MOHAMED EL-ERIAN
Chief Economic Adviser, Allianz

LAURENCE D. FINK
Chairman and CEO, Blackrock, Inc.

JASON FURMAN
Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers

HON. TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER
Former Secretary of the Treasury

JAMES P. GORMAN
Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley

JEREMY GRANTHAM
Co-Founder and Chief Investment Strategist, GMO

MAURICE R. GREENBERG
Former Chairman and CEO, AIG

JEFF IMMELT
CEO, GE

SALLIE L. KRAWCHECK
Chair, Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund

EDWARD S. LAMPERT
Chairman of ESL Investment, Inc. and of Sears Holding Corporation

MARC LASRY
Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group

THOMAS H. LEE
President, Thomas H. Lee Capital

JOHN J. MACK
Former Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley

STEVE MANDEL
Founder and Portfolio Manager, Lone Pine Capital

WILLIAM J. MCDONOUGH
Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

VIKRAM PANDIT
Former CEO, Citigroup

GARY PARR
Vice Chairman, Lazard

JOHN PAULSON
President, Paulson & Co.

HON. HARVEY PITT
Former Chairman, SEC

HON. FELIX ROHATYN
Former Ambassador to France

WILBUR L. ROSS JR.
CEO, WL Ross & Co. LLC

DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

HON. ROBERT E. RUBIN
Former Secretary of the Treasury

LEWIS A. SANDERS
Founder, CEO, and Co-CIO, Sanders Capital, LLC

DAVID E. SANGER
Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN
Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group

PAUL SHEARD
Chief Global Economist of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

HON. MURIEL SIEBERT
Former Chairman and CEO, Muriel Siebert & Co.

JAMES H. SIMONS
Founder, Renaissance Technologies LLC

PAUL SINGER
Founder and CEO, Elliott Management Corporation

ROBERT F. SMITH
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Vista Equity Partners

GEORGE SOROS
Founder and Chairman, Soros Fund Management LLC

HON. ELIOT SPITZER
Former Governor, the State of New York

JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ
Nobel Laureate and Columbia University Professor

LAWRENCE H. SUMMERS
Former Director, National Economic Council

CHAD SWEET
Co-Founder and CEO, The Chertoff Group

DAVID SWENSEN
Chief Investment Officer, Yale University

JOHN A. THAIN
Chairman and CEO, CIT Group Inc.

PETER THIEL
Technology Investor and Entrepreneur

JAMES S. TISCH
President and CEO, Loews Corporation

SANFORD I. WEILL
Chairman Emeritus, Citigroup Inc.

MARY JO WHITE
Chair, SEC

HON. JOHN C. WHITEHEAD
Former Co-Chairman, Goldman Sachs & Co.

BYRON WIEN
Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners LP

FRANK ZARB
Former Chairman, NASDAQ