Considered one of the worlds best experts on the credit crisis, Shah Gilani has one of the most impressive financial backgrounds that earned him the nickname the “Traders Trader.” He studied at the University of California Los Angeles in psychology and economics. In 1982 he began running his first hedge fund. He also worked as a market maker in “the pit” on March 11, 1983, when the OEX started trading. One of his achievements includes creating and developing the Volatility Index (VIX). The Index indicator is still frequently used globally. He worked for the Chicago Board of Options Exchange then Lloyd’s TSB and finally Roosevelt & Cross Inc. At Roosevelt & Cross Inc. he worked at the trading desk. Gilani began another hedge fund in 1999 that ran until 2003. He has connections with those in international finance and with some of the biggest names on Wall Street. He is the editor of Short-Side Fortunes, The Money Zone, Wall Street Insights & Indictments, Capital Wave Forecast, and The 10X Trader. Gilani can be found as a guest on Marketwatch, Forbes, Fox Business’s Varney & Co, and CNBC.