William D. Cohan offers audiences a unique, close-up perspective of the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. He combines deep knowledge of the investment banking world with the fine storytelling skills of an award-winning investigative journalist.
Bill’s newest bestselling book is Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came To Rule The World, a revelatory history of Goldman Sachs.
His best seller, House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street, lays out in gory detail how the financial crisis began with the collapses of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers.
The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co. won the 2007 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award for its candid revelations about how Wall Street works. He should know; he spent six years at the firm.
Bill Cohan has a long-time insider's in-depth knowledge of investment banking—he was a Wall Street banker for 17 years. In addition to his years as Associate, then Vice President at Lazard Frères, he was a Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Merrill Lynch and a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase.
He left JPMorgan to write The Last Tycoons, which appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. It edged out Alan Greenspan's Age of Turbulence to win the FT/Goldman Sachs award. Bloomberg.com and The Evening Standard named it Book of the Year.
William D. Cohan writes regularly for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Fortune, ArtNews, and The Financial Times. His columns have also appeared in The Washington Post. He is a contributing editor for Bloomberg TV and is a contributor to The Bloomberg View. Bill's series of articles on the controversy of the 'recently discovered' Degas plaster casts in ARTNews won the Silurians 2011 Excellence in Journalism Award.
Darwinian Capitalism: The Future of Our Financial Institutions
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