Daniel Alpert is founding Managing Partner of the New York-based investment bank Westwood Capital, LLC and its affiliates (www.westwoodcapital.com) and a Fellow of the New York-based Century Foundation, the nation’s oldest think tank (www.tcf.org). His work has been published by major periodicals and he is the author of the 2013 book "The Age of Oversupply: Confronting the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy" (Penguin Portfolio) on the effect of macroeconomic imbalances on advanced economies.
Dan has more than 35 years of international merchant banking and investment banking experience. Throughout his career, Dan has been responsible for client relationships and execution of debt and equity offerings that were the first of their kind at the time. Dan’s experience in providing financial advisory services and structured finance execution has extended Westwood’s reach beyond the U.S. domestic corporate finance market to East Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Dan has extensive experience advising on mergers, acquisitions and private equity financings, provided and/or arranged for financing for, and advised both debtors and creditors both inside and outside of bankruptcy.
Dan maintains a finance and macroeconomics blog entitled Dan Alpert's 2 Cents with Economonitor.com. An associated Twitter feed, @DanielAlpert has over 8,000 followers. Dan was also featured in the 2010 winner of the Academy Award for Best documentary, "Inside Job" (www.sonyclassics.com/insidejob). In 2011, he conceived of, and co-authored along with Nouriel Roubini, New York University Professor of Economics, and Robert Hockett, a Professor of Financial Law at Cornell University, a well-received white paper on behalf of The New America Foundation (www.newamerica.net) entitled "The Way Forward" that has been credited on most sides of the macroeconomic debate with providing a clear and concise explanation of the issues that gave rise to the global financial crisis.