Panel: Financial Translation

“Follow the money!” was source Deep Throat’s advice to the Washington Post reporters covering the Watergate scandal. “Because that’s where the money is,” was bank robber Willie Sutton’s alleged response when asked how he chose his profession.

Financial translation is one major segment of the translation market – reputedly one of the more lucrative – but to non-practitioners it can be as mysterious as the “black box” of options pricing models. In this panel, three veteran fi nancial translators will discuss how they work their magic, how they got into the business, and how it is weathering the global fi nancial crisis and the most recent crises to hit Japan.