Lee Olesky

When Credit asked Lee Olesky if the worst of the crisis in the financial system was over, he replied that he learnt a long time ago that it's best not to make predictions. Few could take issue with his reluctance to make a call while the market remains in a state of flux, but if anyone is qualified to make predictions, he is. Trained as a lawyer - he began his career in the M&A department of a New York law firm - he moved in 1989 to First Boston, where he worked in the nascent derivatives market