Meredith Whitney is a financial analyst who plays a key role in diagnosing the financial crisis by issuing a devastating report about the investment bank Citigroup in October 2007. She credits Steve Eisman for helping her career and inspires Michael Lewis to begin looking into the events that will eventually be covered in The Big Short, in part by giving him a list of people who correctly predicted and bet on the financial crisis.
Meredith Whitney Character Timeline in The Big Short
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...to the financial meltdown if he’d stuck around on Wall Street. He remembers calling Meredith Whitney to hear her story firsthand. She mentioned to Lewis that her career—as well as her... (full context)