James Rickards is the author of the national bestseller, Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis (available at http://amzn.to/PnaV1Q) and a Partner in Tangent Capital Partners, a merchant bank based in NYC. He is a counselor and investment advisor and has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management and Caxton Associates. In 1998, he was the principal negotiator of the rescue of LTCM sponsored by the Federal Reserve. He has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, CNN, BBC and NPR and is an Op-Ed contributor to the Financial Times, New York Times and Washington Post, as well as a visiting lecturer at Johns Hopkins University and the School of Advanced International Studies. He is an advisor on capital markets to the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Rickards holds an LL.M. (Taxation) from the NYU School of Law; a J.D. from the Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School; an M.A. in economics from SAIS and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins.