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Legendary insider, thought-provoking and always timely Larry McDonald presents his captivating views on the Trump Administration, U.S. Financial Crisis, European Sovereign Debt, and China’s Economic Meltdown - spiced with Actionable Risk Indicators, Risk Management Lessons, and sprinkled with humor.

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Lawrence McDonald is a New York Times bestselling author, CNBC contributor, and Political Risk Expert. He is also the creator of The Bear Traps Report, a weekly independent investment letter focusing on global political and systemic risk with actionable trade ideas.

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America has two distinct groups of people: Wall Street and Main Street – the financial plumbers, and those who have only the most basic notion of the ebb and flow of economics. Wall Street, with the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, was the epicenter of the worldwide financial crisis that brought the global economy to its knees.

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Financial and trading expert Lawrence McDonald is one of the most in-demand keynote speakers for high-powered banking audiences. His expertise and ability to teach audiences about the dangers in the modern markets makes him an ideal choice

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The Bear Traps Report; Founded by Larry McDonald, is a weekly independent investment newsletter focusing on global political and systemic risk with actionable trade ideas. The service is tailored for asset managers, hedge funds, financial advisers, traders and more. Our report allows investors to spend a lot less time diving through research reports.

New York Times Bestselling Author, Political Risk Expert with Unlimited Access to Global Thought Leaders. Larry McDonald’s own risk indicators and risk management lessons are designed for Family Offices, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Multi-Family Offices, and any investment group hoping to avoid the dangerous pitfalls in the post-Lehman markets.

About Lawrence McDonald

New York Times Bestselling Author, Political Risk Expert
Larry’s speaking clients include: IBM, Franklin Templeton Funds, Hartford Funds, Fidelity, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Calamos Funds and more.
Unlimited Access to Global Thought Leaders

Lawrence McDonald warned in 2006 about the subprime mortgage crisis and the lasting implications on global financial markets when working as Vice President at Lehman Brothers.
From 2007-2008, McDonald led his team into betting against the subprime mortgage market profiting the firm over $2 billion before it’s demise.
In 2009, he wrote the international bestseller: A Colossal Failure Of Common Sense, The Inside Story Of The Collapse Of Lehman Brothers – translated into 12 languages, selling over 400,000 copies.
From 2011 – 2016, he was Managing Director and Head of U.S. Macro Strategy at Society Générale.
In 2016, Larry McDonald joined ACG Analytics in Washington D.C., as a partner with a unique skill set, as one of today’s leading political policy risk consultants and strategists.
He is a New York Times bestselling author, CNBC contributor, and Political Risk Expert.
He is also the creator of "The Bear Traps Report", a weekly independent investment letter focusing on global political and systemic risk with actionable trade ideas.

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Larry has delivered over 125 keynote speeches worldwide. He details the complexities of the political policy implications of the Trump Administration and their relationship with Congress.
Larry also adds the Lehman factor to his speeches, “why it was allowed to fail”, and above all – valuable risk indicators which help investors avoid the aftershocks that continue to rock the global economy until today. His presentations are thought-provoking and captivating.



Financial and trading expert Lawrence McDonald is one of the most in-demand keynote speakers for high-powered banking audiences. His expertise and ability to teach audiences about the dangers in the modern markets makes him an ideal choice for a large conference, or a private client event. His institutional bond trading experience, political risk research, and deep understanding of Systemic Risk has made him an indispensable consultant to some of the largest financial institutions in the world.



Larry provides rare insight into topics such as:

  • Trump Presidency – Political Risk in 2017: An analysis of the Market Impact
  • Global Systemic Risk: A perspective on Trade and NAFTA Re-negotiations
  • U.S. Global Economic Outlook: Market Impact of the Tax Reform from Washington D.C.
  • China: The Epicenter of Risk and Unimaginable Debt
  • The Rise and Fall of Emerging Market Economies
  • Investment Risk Management
  • Quantitative Easing, Federal Reserve Policy, and their side-effects

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    New York Times Bestselling Author, Political Risk Expert, with Unlimited Access to Global Thought Leaders, McDonald has access to some of the world’s most talented leaders and is provided with privileged information. Among them are White House Advisors, Congressmen, Senators, Hedge Fund Managers and Fortune 500 Executives. He was featured in the Academy Award winning documentary, Inside Job and also featured in National Geographic’s award winning documentary: The 2000’s. He is a regular contributor on Bloomberg TV and Radio, CNBC and Fox Business.

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