Erik Schatzker is an anchor and editor-at-large at Bloomberg Television, where he hosts "Market Makers," airing from 10-12pm ET, alongside co-host Stephanie Ruhle. Each day on "Market Makers," Schatzker provides insight on the companies and stories moving the markets and brings interviews with top names in finance.
With nearly two decades of experience as a financial journalist in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America and the Middle East, Schatzker regularly speaks with Wall Street's most powerful executives and the top money managers from around the world. He's interviewed Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman, Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit, BlackRock's Larry Fink, private equity magnates Steve Schwarzman and David Rubenstein as well as fund managers Jim Chanos and George Soros. Schatzker also reports live from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Prior to joining Bloomberg Television in 2007, Schatzker led Bloomberg's print coverage of financial services in the Americas. Schatzker began his career with the South Pacific Mail in Santiago, Chile. He served as a correspondent in Santiago and Toronto for Knight-Ridder Financial/Bridge News before starting with Bloomberg as a technology reporter in 1998. Schatzker's past positions with Bloomberg include Toronto Bureau Chief and Senior Writer for Bloomberg Markets magazine.
Schatzker earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Toronto. He is based in New York City.
Bill Ackman, the billionaire hedge fund manager who amassed almost 10 percent of Allergan Inc. to back a takeover bid by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., said he structured the trade to avoid triggering disclosure requirements from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
In today’s “rigged” U.S. stock market, large investors such as Greenlight Capital Inc.’s David Einhorn are like “dumb tourists” led to a casino where the card games are fixed, according to Michael Lewis, whose book “Flash Boys” has touched off a national debate about high- frequency trading.
The technological arms race among professional equity traders threatens to destabilize U.S. markets and more should be done to limit their speed, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.