Too Big to Save? How to Fix the U.S. Financial System

Nov 20, 2009
Mercatus Center Board Room

Join members of the Financial Markets Working Group in this open discussion with Robert Pozen, Chairman of MFS Investment Management and senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. Robert will talk about the crisis, the policy implications, and prospects for reform. He will cull several recommendations for policymakers from his latest book Too Big to Save? How to Fix the U.S. Financial System due out Nov. 9th from Wiley Publishing.

 "Robert Pozen's [book] is the single best source for figuring out what happened."

-Tyler Cowen

Read Tyler Cowen's review of the book here

About the author:

Bob is currently Chairman of MFS Investment Management, which created the first ever open-end mutual fund in 1924 and now has over $174 billion under management. From 2002-03, Bob was the John Olin Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, teaching interdisciplinary courses on corporate governance and financial institutions. Prior to that, Bob served on President Bush's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. Bob was formerly vice chairman of Fidelity Investments and president of Fidelity Management & Research Company. During Bob's five years as president, Fidelity's assets increased from $500 billion to $900 billion. He has also previously served as associate general counsel to the Securities & Exchange Commission from 1978 to 1980 and was a law professor at Georgetown and New York University from 1973 through 1977.
Bob graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College, which awarded him a Knox Traveling Fellowship. He also received a law degree from Yale Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Yale Law Journal and received a JSD from Yale for his doctoral thesis on state enterprises in Africa.

If you would like to register for this event please contact Megan Mahan at or at (703) 993-4967.