Meredith Whitney is chief executive officer of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, LLC, a macro and strategy-driven investment research firm. A Wall Street veteran of more than 15 years, her career has been defined by bold predictions that have garnered global attention. Hailed “The Oracle of Wall Street” by Bloomberg, Ms. Whitney has been ahead of the curve during America’s largest credit crisis since the Great Depression. Her rise to international prominence was triggered in October 2007, when she made one of the most controversial and highly publicized calls in Wall Street history. Named one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People of 2009 by TIME Magazine, Ms. Whitney is widely recognized as “one of the most respected voices on Wall Street.” Also one of Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, she is a renowned expert in the finance industry and is frequently quoted in Fortune, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the New York Times.
Previously, she was a managing director and senior financial institutions analyst for Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., where was most noted for her research on the ultimate decline in home prices, the future of the U.S. mortgage industry, and the consumer lending market.