Christopher Whalen is an investment banker and author who lives in New York City. He is Senior Managing Director and Head of Research at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. where he is responsible for credit ratings for financial institutions, corporates and sovereign nations. Over the past three decades, Christopher has worked for financial firms such as Bear, Stearns & Co., Prudential Securities, Tangent Capital Partners and Carrington Mortgage Holdings. He was a co-founder and principal of Institutional Risk Analytics from 2003 through 2013, when the firm was acquired by Total Bank Solutions.
He is the author of the December 2010 book, "Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the American Dream," published by John Wiley & Sons. In 2014 he co-authored with veteran attorney Frederick Feldkamp the 2014 book entitled “Financial Stability: Fraud, Confidence & the Wealth of Nations.”Christopher’s new book project is entitled Ford Men: From Inspiration to Enterprise, a study of Ford Motor Co and the Ford family that spans the history of 20th Century America, starting with the great inventor in the early 1900s and going through to the present day.