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Accounting and Loans

Wriston, Walter B. "Accounting To Whom For What?" National Association of Accountants, Miami, Florida, 21 June 1976.

Wriston, Walter B. "Chrysler Corporation Statement." Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, 21 November 1979.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks at the Financial Accounting Standards Board." Public Hearing on Accounting by Debtors and Creditors When Debt is Restructured, circa 1980s.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Great Disconnect: Balance Sheets vs Market Value." Cap Gemini Center for Business Ernst & Young Innovations Conference, Cambridge, MA, 2 October 2000.

 

American Dollar and United States Monetary Policy

Wriston, Walter B. "The Dollar as a Reserve Currency: An Address." 38th Annual Meeting of the Bankers' Association of Foreign Trade, French Lick, Indiana, 2 May 1960.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Dollar Today: An Address." American Chamber of Commerce, Vienna, Austria, 15 September 1961.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Outlook for the Dollar." Insurance Forum, 8 November 1962.

Wriston, Walter B. "No Royal Road: An Address." 48th Annual Meeting of the National Industrial Conference Board, 21 May 1964.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Balance of Power and the Balance of Payments." U.S. Senate Subcommittee on National Security and International Operations, Washington, D.C., 13 May 1965.

Wriston, Walter B. "Money - Back to the Future?" Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California, 20 November 1996.

 

Banking and Bank Management

Wriston, Walter B. "How do You What?: An Address." First National City Bank Correspondent Bank Forum, New York, New York, 3 February 1968.

Wriston, Walter B. "Those Were the Days." Correspondent Bank Forum, 8 February 1969.

Wriston, Walter B. "Values and Obligations of Leadership." First National City Bank Board meeting, ca. 1970s.

Wriston, Walter B. "Nothing Fails Like Success: An Address." First National City Bank Correspondent Bank Forum, New York, New York, 7 February 1970.

Wriston, Walter B. "Not Every Battle is Armageddon: An Address." Texas Bankers Association Annual Convention, Fort Worth, Texas, 5 May 1970.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Law of Compensating Forces." The New York Society of Security Analysts, 22 February 1973.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks by Walter B. Wriston." Regional Senof Conference, Mexico Ciy, Mexico,21-24 July 1975.

Wriston, Walter B. "Glass, Steagall and the Benchley Principle." The Reserve City Bankers Association, 31 January 1977.

Wriston, Walter B. "Looking Backward at the Nineteen-Eighties." Reserve City Bankers, Boca Raton, Florida, 31 March 1980.
Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "Curiouser and Curiouser." American Bankers Association, 15 October 1980.

Wriston, Walter B. "Testimony of Walter B. Wriston." Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce House of Representatives, 28 June 1983.

Wriston, Walter B. "Bankers and Plato's Cave Shadow and Substance." American Bankers Association, 10 October 1983.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Citi of Tomorrow: Today." Bank and Financial Analysts Association, New York, New York, 7 March 1984.

Wriston, Walter B. "Contemporary Journalism, a Sermon, a Chill Down the Spine." Peat-Marwick Banking Directions Seminar, Washington, D.C., 24 September 1984.

 

Capital Market, Money Market and Investments

Wriston, Walter B. "Never Mind the Noise in the Market: An Address." First National City Bank's Customers Overseas Conference, New York, New York, 22-24 May 1963.

Wriston, Walter B. "Far--From What? East--of Where?." National Association of Manufacturer at the 69th Annual Congress of American Industry, New York, New York, 3 December 1964.

Wriston, Walter B. "High Cost of Low Interest." Citibank Insurance Forum, 3 November 1966.

Wriston, Walter B. "Capital Formation-What is the Question." Business Council, Hot Springs, Virginia, 12 October 1974.
Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "You Can't Tell the Players With a Scorecard." Securities Industry Association Luncheon, New York, New York, 21 January 1981.

 

Citigroup and Awards

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks at the Topping Out Ceremony." Citicorp Center, 6 October 1976.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks at the Citicorp Cornerstone Ceremony." Citicorp Cornerstone Ceremony, New York, New York, 31 October 1976.

Wriston, Walter B. "Wriston--Wharton." Wharton School Club, 20 March 1979.

Wriston, Walter B. "Acceptance Speech for the Civic Commitment Award." Anti-Defamation League, New York City, New York, 7 October 1980.

Wriston, Walter B. "Acceptance Speech for the Citation of Merit Award." Salvation Army Association of Greater New York, New York, New York, 3 December 1980.

Wriston, Walter B. "Acceptance Speech for the Patriot Award." Sons of the Revolution Patriot Award Dinner, 21 February 1992.

Wriston, Walter B. "Shearman & Sterling and Citibank Yesterday and Tomorrow." Boca Raton Resort and Club, Boca Raton, Florida, 24 April 1998.

 

Developing Countries and Foreign Investments

Wriston, Walter B. "Let's Create Wealth, Not Allocate Shortages." United Nations' Ambassadors' Dinner, New York, New York, 24 May 1977.

Wriston, Walter B. "Global Recovery and World Debt: An Address." International Monetary Conference, Philadelphia, 4 June 1984.

 

Economics and Statistics

Wriston, Walter B. "The Whale Oil, Chicken, and Energy Syndrome." The Economic Club of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, 25 February 1974.

Wriston, Walter B. "People, Politics and Productivity: The World Corporation in the 1980s." Multinational Customer Conference, London, England, 15 September 1976.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Other Nine Amendments." American Society of Newspaper Editors, New York, New York, 2 May 1979.

Wriston, Walter B. "Risk and Other Four-Letter Words." Economic Club of Chicago, 25 October 1979.

Wriston, Walter B. "Going to Hell on a Best-Fit Curve." World Affairs Council, Cincinnati, Ohio, 6 March 1981.

Wriston, Walter B. "Introduction for Edward Seaga, Prime Minister of Jamaica." New York, New York, 8 July 1981.

Wriston, Walter B. "Adam & George: 1776 and 1984." Customers Dinner, Merchants Taylors Hall, London, United Kingdom, 12 June 1984.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks at the Customer Lunch." Customers Lunch, Goldsmith's Hall, London, United Kingdom, 13 June 1984.

Wriston, Walter B. "New Wine in Old Bottles." Indiana University School of Business, Bloomington, Indiana, 18 April 1989.
Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "Two Lucky People." Rose and Milton Friedman Dinner, 22 July 1998.

 

Education and Scholarship

Wriston, Walter B. "Comments about the Eclectic Society of Phi Nu Theta." Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, ca. 1951.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks at the Annual Meeting of Economic Development Council." Annual Meeting of Economic Development Council, 22 May 1973.

 

Financial Services Industry

Wriston, Walter B. "Looking Backward-Going Forward." Insurance Forum, New York City, New York, 18 November 1982.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks of Walter B. Wriston." Shearman & Sterling LLP, 23 January 1983.
Orignial Speech in PDF format

 

Information Technology and Technology

Wriston, Walter B. "The Riskless Society Reexamined: An Address." First National City Bank's first combined Board and Trust Board meeting, Goldsmiths' Hall, London, England, 28 May 1969.

Wriston, Walter B. "Information, Electronics and Gold." International Monetary Conference, 11 June 1979.

Wriston, Walter B. "From the Hall of Mirrors to the Floppy Disc." National Bureau of Economic Research, Key Biscayne, Florida, 3 January 1980.  Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "The Media, Banking, and The Public Interest: Remarks." National Press Club, Washington, D.C., 17 September 1981.

Wriston, Walter B. Remarks at Washington Business Group on Health Annual Conference." Washington Business Group on Health Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., 23 June 1982.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Information Society: From Gutenberg to S.W.I.F.T." S.W.I.F.T. Conference SIBOS '82, Washington, D.C., 23 September 1982.

Wriston, Walter B. "Walter Mitty and Financial Data." SEC and the Financial Reporting Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 5 May 1983.

Wriston, Walter B. "Good News/Bad News/Instant Data." Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, 3 October 1983.
Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "The Model for Perpetual Motion." Executive Dinner Forum, Wharton Entrepreneurial Center, Philadelphia, PA, 24 May 1984.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks by Walter B. Wriston." Vintage Club Post Election Conference, California, 15 November 1984.

Wriston, Walter B. "Elites, Electrons and Deregulation." Institutional Investors Conference, Cannes, France, 14 June 1985.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks at the Association of American Railroads." Association of American Railroads, Palm Springs, California, 5 November 1985.

Wriston, Walter B. "Never Do Anything for the First Time." Nolan Norton Symposium, Tarpon Springs, Florida, 16 January 1986.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Information Standard." Business Council, Hot Springs, Virginia, 10 October 1986.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks by Walter B. Wriston." Financial Executives Institute, New York City, New York, 3 March 1987.
Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks by Walter B. Wriston." National Service Retailers, Washington, D.C., 23 October 1987.
Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks by Walter B. Wriston." Digital Conference, 2 December 1987.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks by Walter B. Wriston." International Institute of Communication, Washington, D.C., 13 September 1988.  Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks by Walter B. Wriston." Nolan-Norton Symposium, San Francisco, California, 19 September 1988.
Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "Doing Business in the Information Age." DMA [Direct Marketing Association] Annual Financial Service Conference, New York, New York, 8 June 1989.  Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "The Twilight of Sovereignty." Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, California, 10 November 1992.
Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "Mistress of the World." Freedom Forum, 25 October 1993.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Whisky Ain't Working Any More." Perspective 95, Philadelphia, 14 September 1995.

Wriston, Walter B. "Bits, Bytes, Power & Diplomacy." United States Institute of Peace, 1 April 1997.

Wriston, Walter B. "Rules for a Wired World." Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, New York, New York, 6 October 1998.

Wriston, Walter B. "Shadow and Reality: The Quick and The Dead." Fortune Financial Services Technology Forum, 4 March 1999.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Technology of Freedom." Mont Pelerin Society on the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Friedrich Hayek, Vancouver, Canada, 1 September 1999.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Future is Unbelievable." Citibank, 18 November 1999.

Wriston, Walter B. "Fletcher in the Information Age." Convocation, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, 3 September 2003.

 

International Finance and Ship Financing

Wriston, Walter B. "How to Succeed in International Business by Really Trying: An Address." 20th Stanford Business Conference, Palo Alto, California, 14 September 1962.

Wriston, Walter B. "Farrell Ship Launching." 16 February 1963

Wriston, Walter B. "The Global Attic: An Address." Bankers' Association for Foreign Trade, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 9 May 1972.

 

International Trade, International Politics and
Governments, and United States Foreign Relations

Wriston, Walter B. "Brazil." Citibank Customers' Overseas Conference, June 1959.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Philippines and American Business." Citibank Customers' Overseas Conference, June 1959.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks on Argentina." Citibank Customers' Overseas Conference, June 1959.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks on Venezuela." Citibank Customers' Overseas Conference, June 1959.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks at the Correspondent Bank Forum." Correspondent Bank Forum, 7 February 1959.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks at the American Assembly Arden House." American Assembly Arden House, 28 October 1965.

Wriston, Walter B. "A Long View of the Short Run: An Address." International Chamber of Commerce, Copenhagen, Denmark, 24 October 1968.

Wriston, Walter B. "Gresham Revisited: An Address." World Trade Dinner 55th National Foreign Trade Convention, New York, New York, 20 November 1968.

Wriston, Walter B. "The New 'ISM': An Address." American Club, Paris, France, 22 February 1971.

Wriston, Walter B. "Currency of Change." Citicorp/Citibank Combined Boards Meeting, Manila, Republic of the Philippines, 28 October 1971.

Wriston, Walter B. "The World Corporation - New Weight in an Old Balance." The International Industrial Conference, San Francisco, California, 17 September 1973.

Wriston, Walter B. "Protecting Trade From Protectionism." Brussels, 24 October 1977.

Wriston, Walter B. "Domestic International Banking Units." New School Banking Course, New York, New York, 19 March 1979.

Wriston, Walter B. "If It Works, Don't Fix It: Euromarket Controls." Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Zurich, Switzerland, 22 September 1980.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks at the Paris Chamber of Commerce." Paris Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France, 24 September 1980.

 

Leadership

Wriston, Walter B. "Liberty, Leadership and License." Management Conference at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago, Illinois, 11 March 1976.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Scorner's Seat: An Address." Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Boston, Massachusetts, 30 September 1982.

 

New York City Urban Policy, New York City
Fiscal Policy and Public Interest

Wriston, Walter B. "You Can't Get There From Here: An Urban Proposal." New York Commerce and Industry Association, New York, New York, 25 October 1967.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Modern Pharisee: An Address." Religion in American Life Dinner, New York, New York, 7 March 1972.

Wriston, Walter B. "Dissent of the Majority." Regional Plan Association, New York, New York, 5 April 1973.

Wriston, Walter B. "Report on Reorganization." Economic Development Council Luncheon, 7 April 1976.
Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "Testimony of Walter B. Wriston." New York State Assembly Committee on Banking, World Trade Center, New York, New York, 11 October 1977.

 

Petroleum industry and trade

Wriston, Walter B. "The Oil Shock Plus 5! A Reassessment." U.S. Chamber of Commerce of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 14 September 1978.   Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "Price Vs. Policy: A Tale of Two Markets." Seventh Annual International Trade Conference, Houston, Texax, 8 April 1980.

 

Questions and Answers

Wriston, Walter B. "If You Ask Me: A Global Banker Reflects on Our Times." Compilation of interviews and questions, 1980.

 

United States Banking Law and United States Law

Wriston, Walter B. "Testimony given at the U.S. Senate Banking & Currency Committee." U.S. Senate Banking & Currency Committee, Washington, D.C., 26 May 1970.

Wriston, Walter B. "Warning: The Law May Be Hazardous to Society's Health." American College of Trial Lawyers, Chicago, Illinois, 6 August 1977.

Wriston, Walter B. "Let's Stop Making the Wrong Mistakes." 1980 Banking Forum, New York City, New York, 26 January 1980.

Wriston, Walter B. "Statement by Walter B. Wriston." Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, 29 October 1981.

Wriston, Walter B. "Hooray for Hollywood." 1981 Chamber of Commerce Business Conference, Los Angeles, California, 10 November 1981.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Law Business and Business and the Law." American Bar Association, 26 October 1984.

Wriston, Walter B. "You Push the First valve Down." Fellows of the Academy of International Business, New York City, New York, 18 October 1985.

Wriston, Walter B. "Testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs." Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, 18 June 1987.

 

United States Economic Policy

Wriston, Walter B. "Diplomacy, Ducks and Dollars: An Address." World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 10 May 1966.

Wriston, Walter B. "The New Servitude: An Address." Corporate Management Conference, 23 April 1968.

Wriston, Walter B. "Bank Credit Policies - In the Environment of Tomorrow." Reserve City Bankers Association Meeting, 1 April 1969.

Wriston, Walter B. "The World Economy: Dr. Pangloss Vs. Jeremiah." Institute of Directors, Sydney, Australia, 25 October 1974.

Wriston, Walter B. "Blue Eagles and Deja Vu." Society of American Business Writers, Washington, D.C., 5 May 1975.
Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "Newton's Law and the Homing Instinct or The Fish are Eating Too Much." Society of American Business Writers, Washington, D.C., 5 May 1975.

Wriston, Walter B. "Outlook for the U.S. Economy." Sedlabanki Islands Luncheon, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2 May 1977.

Wriston, Walter B. "Is Inflation a Handshake Deal?." Tom Storrs Testimonial, North Carolina, 7 May 1980.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Consent of the Governed--Add Your Own Two Cents Worth." API Financial Officers' Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 10 June 1980.

Wriston, Walter B. "Gnomons, Words and Policies." The Executive Club, Chicago, Illinois, 8 May 1985.

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks by Walter B. Wriston." Business Council, Washington, D.C., 13 October 1988.
Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "Remarks by Walter B. Wriston." Casualty Actuarial Society, New York City, New York, 14 November 1989.
Orignial Speech in PDF format

 

United States Taxation and
United States Politics and Government

Wriston, Walter B. "Testimony of Walter B. Wriston." Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representative, New York, New York, 13 September 1967.

Wriston, Walter B. "The Ultimate Loophole--Spend Your Own Money: An Address." 44th International Conference of the Financial Executives Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, 20 October 1975.  Orignial Speech in PDF format

Wriston, Walter B. "The Independent Man and the Transference Machine." Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, 15 January 1981.