Dr. Bob Swarup : Principal, Camdor Global

Bob is a respected international expert on macroeconomics, financial markets and alternatives. He is the Principal of Camdor Global, an advisory firm that works with leading policymakers, financial institutions and investors around the world on strategic investment, risk, regulatory and business issues. He was formerly a senior partner at Pension Corporation, a leading UK-based pension buyout firm with over $17bn of assets under management, where he oversaw alternative investments, was the Chief Risk Officer and ran the Thought Leadership unit. In addition, Bob was a member of the Advisory Board of Adveq, a leading European PE fund of funds with $6bn AUM; a Member of the Board of CatCo, a $2bn reinsurance hedge fund that he helped seed in 2011; and has sat on boards and key committees for numerous other investment funds and industry bodies. Bob holds a PhD in cosmology from Imperial College London and an MA (Hons) from the University of Cambridge. He has written extensively on diverse topics, and his work has been featured in the Economist, Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, Huffington Post, Guardian and AllAboutAlpha.com amongst others. His most recent book is Money Mania: Booms, Panics and Busts from Ancient Rome to the Great Meltdown (Bloomsbury, 2014), which examines 25 centuries of financial crises and their common human drivers.