Mitch Feierstein

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Mitch Feierstein is a British-American investor, banker and writer. He has worked as a columnist for the Daily Mail and currently works as a columnist for The Independent and the Huffington Post. Feierstein appears regularly as a financial commentator on SKY, BBC, and RT’s Keiser Report. In 2012 he published his first book, Planet Ponzi, which gives his perspective of the global credit crisis.

Early life and education[edit]

Feierstein was born in New York City, and educated at Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden, Connecticut.[1] Feierstein studied economics at Vassar College and has been on the Vassar College President's Advisory Committee since 2009.[2]


Feierstein worked for several broker dealers and banks on Wall Street in the 1980s and was a pioneer in liquidity of Interest rate derivative products on Wall Street in the 1990s. He worked as Senior Portfolio Manager of the Cheyne Carbon Fund, part of one of the largest hedge-fund groups operating in Europe. He acts as a consultant for a number of governments in their disaster and contingency planning and has testified before the UK Parliament on regulation of carbon credits. He is CEO of the Glacier Environmental Fund.[3]

He also part-owns a vineyard in Tuscany, Italy.[4] He lives in London and New York.

Planet Ponzi[edit]

This book suggests that governments, having borrowed to bail out private companies, are now issuing essentially worthless bonds to finance their borrowing.[5][6][7][8]


  1. ^ "Mitch Feierstein 1977 reaches out across the pond!". Hamden Hall Country Day School. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Mixed Media". Vassar. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Chancellor builds his policies on a Ponzi homes plan". Independent. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  4. ^ Anderson, Bruce (22 June 2013). "When an economist turns into a winemaker". The Spectator. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  5. ^ Berger, Hugo. "Planet Ponzi: Gloomy economic predictions". The National. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  6. ^ Williamson, Christine (March 19, 2012). "Hedge fund manager's website Planet Ponzi offers insight on economy". Pensions & Investments. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Media Spotlight". Mortgage Strategy: 23. August 2012.
  8. ^ Julian Knight (19 February 2012). "Julian Knight: We can't afford to rob the future to feed the present". The Independent. Retrieved February 15, 2014.