‘When you own gold you fighting every central bank in the world.’
‘Central banks hate gold, because it limits their ability to print money.’
Jim cracks the code of “Fed Speak” to tell us what is really going on with the ‘Global Banking Elite’ and their plans for the future.
Added: Sept. 27, 2009
James G. Rickards is Senior Managing Director for Market Intelligence at Omnis and the co-head of the firm’s practice in Threat Finance & Market Intelligence. He is also a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Rickards is a seasoned counselor, investment banker and risk manager with extensive experience in capital markets including portfolio and risk management, product structure, financing and operations.
Mr. Rickards’s career prior to Omnis spans the 30-year period during which he was a first-hand participant in the formation and growth of globalized capital markets and complex derivative strategies. He has held senior executive positions at “sell side” firms (Citibank and RBS Greenwich Capital Markets) and “buy side” firms (Long-Term Capital Management and Caxton Associates). Mr. Rickards has been a direct participant in the most significant financial events of recent decades including the 1981 release of U.S. hostages in Iran, the 1987 Stock Market Crash, the 1990 collapse of Drexel and the LTCM financial crisis of 1998 in which he was the principal negotiator of the government-sponsored rescue. He has been involved in the formation and successful launch of several hedge funds and fund-of-funds. His advisory clients have included private investment funds, investment banks and government directorates. Since 2001, Mr. Rickards has applied his financial expertise to a variety of tasks for the benefit of the national security community.
Mr. Rickards is a counselor-at-law in various state and federal courts and has held all major financial industry licenses including Series 3, Series 7, Series 24, Series 30, and Series 63. He has been a frequent panelist and moderator at professional conferences in the fields of securities, derivatives and hedge funds and is active in the International Bar Association. He has been interviewed in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times and “Squawk Box” on CNBC and has published an Opinion Editorial in the Washington Post.
Mr. Rickards is a graduate school visiting lecturer in finance at Northwestern University and the School of Advanced International Studies. He was invited to deliver a colloquium on market intelligence at the Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland, part of a series given continuously since 1947, and has published articles in the fields of cognitive diversity and network science. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Shariah Capital, a firm specializing in Islamic finance. Mr. Rickards is also a member of the International Business Practices Advisory Panel to the CFIUS Support Group of the Director of National Intelligence.
Mr. Rickards holds an LL.M. (Taxation) from the New York University School of Law; a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; an M.A. in international economics from the School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC; and a B.A. degree with honors from the School of Arts & Sciences of The Johns Hopkins University.