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Ed Blount

Ed Blount

Ed Blount, a longtime contributing editor, founded the Center for the Study of Financial Market Evolution in 2006. Today he serves as the center's executive director. He has testified as a capital markets expert before all three branches of the U.S. federal government. Apart from his non-profit work, he has been a successful entrepreneur, writer, and consultant for 35 years.  When, in 2007, Mr. Blount sold ASTEC Consulting Group to a Fortune 500 data systems vendor, the firm's research cooperatives and online risk/pricing systems were serving 500 institutional investors with counterparty exposures of US$3 trillion. Part of the sale proceeds were deposited in a foundation to fund the Center's activities. Among other writings Blount frequently reviews books for the's "Books for Bankers" section.

Book Review: Guides to a moving target
Book Review: Economic history—and our present—revolve around money
Book Review: Could China drag everybody down?
Book Review: A good practitioner’s guide to catastrophic improbability
Book Review: Two authors take opposite sides in debate
Book Review: Reporter's inside view of role of key players in fire control
Book Review: Author seeks end of Bank for International Settlements
Book Review: Two journalists probe special role of China Development Bank


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