Michael Lewitt has spent the last 25 years in the securities industry and the last 20 years in the investment business. He co-founded Harch Capital Management, LLC in 1991 where he was involved in the management of separate accounts, hedge funds, collateralized debt obligations and mutual funds focused on the less-than-investment grade debt markets. Since 2000, Michael has edited and authored The Credit Strategist (formerly known as The HCM Market Letter), a newsletter that covers economics, politics and the financial markets and is widely read around the world. He is recognized as having been one of the few investors and strategists to forecast the financial crisis of 2008 as well as the credit crisis of 2001-2. Michael serves as a regular financial columnist for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, and has written for The New York Times, The New Republic, Trusts & Estates and other publications. In May 2010, he published The Death of Capital: How Creative Policy Can Restore Stability (John Wiley & Sons). The Spanish edition, La muerta del capital, was published in June 2011. Michael is a graduate of Brown University (Magna Cum Laude; Honors in Comparative Literature and History); studied Comparative Literature as a PhD. Candidate at Yale University; and earned his JD and LLM in Taxation degrees from the New York University School of Law.