Baruch College's ZCCI Hosts "LIBOR: Are They Still Playing Games in London?"

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Peter Eavis

NEW YORK, NY-August 23, 2012 - Baruch College’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity welcomes New York Times business reporter Peter Eavis for a discussion of the recent LIBOR manipulation scandal and the future of the international benchmark. The discussion, “LIBOR: Are they still playing games in London?” is scheduled from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., September 6, in the Newman Vertical Campus Building, Room 14-220.

Until this summer’s scandal, many Americans even business school students had never heard of LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate). Yet this index for interest rates can profoundly affect the life of anyone who carries student loans or hopes to buy a home. Revelations that Barclays and other leading banks were manipulating LIBOR to their own advantage should worry anyone who is concerned about the integrity of financial markets.

Peter Eavis is a business reporter with the The New York Times. Previously, Mr. Eavis worked for TheStreet.com, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. He won a Loeb Award for commentary in 2005 for articles spelling out the accounting troubles at Fannie Mae before they were on regulators’ radar screen. Mr. Eavis was very early to spot big problems with Enron's books and he also uncovered accounting issues at Conseco, Qwest and Amazon.com. A British national, Mr. Eavis was born in Canada and graduated from Leeds University in the United Kingdom.

EVENT DETAILS:

WHEN:    September 6, 2012, from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

WHERE:    55 Lexington Ave (enter on 24th or 25th street) Room 14-220

CONTACT:    Matthew LePere, 646-312-3231/matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu

A light lunch will be served beginning at 12:00 p.m.

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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 3 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu