William R. (Bill) Rhodes is the retired senior vice chairman and senior international officer of Citigroup and Citibank. He is President and CEO, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC; senior advisor, Citi; and professor-at-large, Brown University. Bill gained a reputation for international financial diplomacy in the 1980s and 1990s as a result of his leadership in helping manage the external debt crises that involved developing nations and their creditors worldwide. He has since served as a trusted advisor to governments, financial officials, and corporations worldwide. He is a director of many for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and has received numerous decorations and honors from governments and institutions.
As a result, this book lends itself to academia, as well as seasoned financial professionals.
This is a book for those willing to understand the evolution of the GLOBAL financial markets in the 1990s and early 2000s.
This is the most insightful and understandable book on the subject of world finance that I have encountered.
The value of the book is in the stories behind the scenes of the negotiations of sovereign debt.
The "lessons" are just some vague and obvious phrases. Read more
As it is extremely rare (or impossible) for one person to single-handledly accomplish a truly immense undertaking, as will always be the case with global finance and international... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dr. Maryse Selit, Esq.
Easy to read account of the debt problems in LDC over the last 50 years. Emphasizes the importance of personal relations when dealing with international matters. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Salvador Rodrigueza
As a Citibank employee I am proud of the work and global contribution promoted by Mr Rodhes. As a Brazilian I could witnessed what he had done for our region. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Aecto Pinto
Bill Rhodes is an awesome banker - I hear him often on Bloomsberg
interesting read - a few stories are from 30-40 years ago but it's interesting how history reaps itself.
Mr.Rhodes has been there and back. There is just no substitute for experience when trying to make sense of the present and predict the future. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mal MacD
William Rhodes' "Banker to the World" is an intriguing read in the world of banking, finance, and politics. It provides an insight that only a person in Mr. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Book Hawk