David Askin
Written by Casey Edward O'Meara   

David Askin of Bloomberg led the weekly seminar on Tuesday, February 26th.  David boasts an extensive background in both academia and the private sector where he has gained substantial exposure to the structured product arena over the past several decades.  He spoke with the students about the current conditions of the market for securitized assets and where he expects it to head in the future.  David stressed that while recent market turmoil has demonstrated the unfamiliar and evolving nature of certain products, the benefits of securitization to the capital raising needs of society ensure that the practice will continue into the future. --CASEY O'MEARA '08