The financial crisis showed how important it is to have a safe, yet robust financial system to fund the growth of small, medium, and large companies. Curbing excesses is clearly important, because stable growth benefits everyone.
Ruth Porat is the Chief Financial Officer of Alphabet (Google), after 22 years as Morgan Stanley's CFO. At Morgan Stanley, she advised in many of the firm's largest and high-profile IPOs, including eBay, Amazon.com and Blackstone Group. She also advised in the government bailouts of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and AIG. Previously, she served as vice chairman of investment banking and the global head of the Morgan Stanley's financial institutions group.