May 5 '16
Toronto, May 05, 2016 – Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. in association with Toronto Region Board of Trade is pleased to announce Michael Lewis, New York Times best-selling author of The Big Short, Moneyball, The Blind Side and Flashboys, will be speaking at The Sheraton Centre on Thursday, June 09, 2016 at an exclusive luncheon event:
“Gamechangers, disruptors and the future of Capital Markets.”
A moderated Q & A with Michael Lewis
Tickets for the event go on sale Monday, May 09 at 9:00 a.m. and will be available through the Toronto Region Board of Trade website.
About Michael Lewis
Financial Journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis has published more than a dozen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. Mr. Lewis’ latest release, the NYT #1 best-seller Flash Boys, has taken the financial market and business world by storm since its release in March 2014. The story reveals how the legal – but highly questionable – practice of high-frequency trading (HFT) has allowed certain Wall Street players to work the stock market to their advantage, and has been called one of the most provocative books to hit shelves since The Big Short. In The Blind Side, published in 2006, Mr. Lewis tells the story of NFL Offensive Tackle Michael Oher, and how his life is transformed from being a teen living on the streets of Memphis after he is adopted by white Evangelical Christians. Before that, he wrote Moneyball, a book ostensibly about baseball but also about the way markets value people. Both of his books about sports became Oscar nominated films. Two of his most popular releases, The Big Short and Boomerang, are narratives set in the global financial crisis. His other works include The New New Thing, about Silicon Valley during the internet boom; Coach, about the transformative powers of his own high school baseball coach; Losers, about the 1996 Presidential campaign; and Liar’s Poker, a Wall Street story based in part on his own experience working as a bond salesman for Salomon Brothers.
About Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc.
The NEO Exchange is a new Canadian stock exchange using a bold new blueprint that puts investors, businesses looking to raise capital and dealers first. Launched in March 2015, the NEO Exchange currently offers an innovative trading venue and a value added listing venue for companies and investment products. Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aequitas Innovations Inc., a company founded by a diverse group of prominent investors representative of all Canadian capital market stakeholders.
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