Meredith Whitney
Senior Vice President, Arch Capital

Whitney is best known for her ground-breaking work and early identification of the mortgage and broader credit crisis. In 2006, Whitney presented to the FDIC on the U.S. consumer and the risks in the sub-prime market.

In 2007, her prescient forecast of Citibank’s need to raise capital, sell assets, and cut its dividend set off a one day $400 billion drop in the markets. From that point forward, she became the go-to voice on the financial industry.

Named one of the world’s Most Influential People of 2009 by TIME Magazine, Whitney is widely recognized as “one of the most respected voices on Wall Street.” Also one of Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Whitney has become a renowned expert in the finance industry and is frequently quoted in Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street journal, The Financial Times and The New York Times. Whitney has participated in the famous annual Jackson Hole Federal Reserve Symposium five consecutive years and has advised five regional Federal Reserves, the FDIC, FINRA and the SEC. Additionally, she has also advised various sovereign wealth funds, several international monetary authorities as well as the IMF. She has guest lectured at Brown University, Columbia Business School, MIT Sloan School, NYU Stern School, Perdue University, The Princeton Economic Club, University of Chicago Booth School, and University of Pennsylvania Wharton.

In June 2013, Whitney published her first book, Fate of the States: The New Geography of American Prosperity, another example of her early identification of major demographic and economic shifts within the U.S. economy.

Currently, Whitney is senior vice president of Arch Capital, a Bermuda based re-insurance company. She manages their equities and equity strategies. Her recognized value as both a financial advisor and equity manager resulted from her years in New York running Kenbelle Capital and Meredith Whitney Advisory Group. Before venturing out on her own in 2009, Whitney was a Managing Director at Oppenheimer and ran financial services research at CIBC World Markets and Wachovia (now Wells Fargo). She graduated with honors from Brown University.