Tavakoli Structured Finance, Inc.

Press

Structured Finance News and Quotes

This page consolidates both external press interviews and articles by Janet Tavakoli prior to July 2013. See also:

2015

Co-Chief Executives of Deutsche Bank Resign
New York Times – June 7, 2015

S&P Doubles CMBS Ratings Business After SEC Bans It From Market
Bloomberg News – April 2, 2015

S&P’s $1.38 settlement on risky mortgage bonds leaves raters’ conflict of interest intact

Associated Press – February 3, 2105

Standard & Poor’s settles with US government, 2 states over ratings on mortgage bonds
Associated Press – January 21, 2015

Art Loans as CDO Collateral?
Private Art Investor – January 16, 2015

Finding Losers From Oil Leads JPMorgan to Texas: Credit Markets
Bloomberg News – January 13, 2015

2014

How the NY Fed Bent the Rules for Citibank
Newsweek – December 22, 2014

Hank Greenberg, AIG, CIC and the Backdoor Bailout
Institutional Investor – November 21, 2014

Tavakoli  Turns Her Fire from Crony Capitalists to Muslim Fundamentalists
Think Advisor – October 29, 2014

SEC Adopts New Rules on Asset-Backed Securities and Credit Ratings
New York Times – August 27, 2014

S&P Revises Loan Rating Methodology to Boost CLO Business
Bloomberg News – August 27, 2014

Investors dine on fresh menu of credit derivatives
Financial Times – August 20, 2014 (subscription)

Dimon Succession Plan Is In Spotlight
Wall Street Journal – July 3, 2014

Chicago Council to Launch Summit to Support Cities’ Global Growth
Chicago Tribune – June 4, 2014

Electronic currency isn’t free from crime
The Financial Times – May 30, 2014

Apply Peterffy solution to the HFT spoofers
Financial Times – April 12, 2014

NASAA Comes Out Swinging in Fight over Reg A+ Rules
Growth Capitalist – April 4, 2014

All the Devils Are Here: Restating the Obvious
The Maui News – March 29, 2014

Futures Industry: A story of crisis and opportunity
Futures Magazine – February 2014 Issue

William Broeksmit, Ex-Deutsche Bank Risk Manager, Dies at 58
Bloomberg News – January 31, 2014

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2013

Regulator Clarifies Accounting Rules in Wake of ‘Whale’ Case
Wall Street Journal – October 16, 2013

Congressman Cummings, “AIG Can Crush You Like a Bug”
Huffington Post – September 25, 2013

What We Learned From the Financial Crisis
Wall Street Journal – September 13, 2013

Blythe Masters, JPMorgan’s Credit Derivatives Guru, Is Not Sorry
BloombergBusinessweek – September 12, 2013

SEC Needs to Wake Up
Think Advisor – August 1, 2013

Comments on President Obama’s Speech
Huffington Post – July 24, 2013

Date More Worthy of Lucy’s Talents
Financial Times – July 12, 2013

Tel Aviv versus Davos
Huffington Post – June 5, 2013

Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen Are the Google: Julian Assange Warns Resistance is Futile
Huffington Post – June 4, 2013 (Satire)

Growth versus Viral: Google+ and Facebook
Huffington Post – May 29, 2013

Janet Tavakoli blends Catholic Church and shady financial dealings in new thriller
Opalesque – March 14, 2013

Structured Notes Mirror JPMorgan’s London Whale Credit Trades
Bloomberg News – April 9, 2013

S&P as Sole Target Has Wall Street Asking About Moody’s [and Fitch]
Bloomberg News – February 7, 2013

McGraw-Hill Defense Seen as Diversion Against U.S. Fraud Claims
Bloomberg News – February 6, 2013

Facebook Advertisers Beware
Huffington Post – January 16, 2013

Leeway on Repo Rules is Cut Back
Wall Street Journal – January 15, 2013

Find Another Year

2012

Bill Ackman is Right about Herbalife: It’s Ripe for Investigation
Huffington Post – December 23, 2012

Facebook’s Fake Numbers: “One Billion Users” May Be Less Than 500 Million
TSF – December 11, 2012

Facebook: SEC Should Investigate the Pump and Dump (scroll to end of previous article)
TSF – November 30, 2012

Facebook: Soaring Fraud and Decelerating User Growth
TSF – November 26, 2012

Vatican City: True Financial Crime and Murder
Huffington Post – November 10, 2012

Facebook’s New Strong Sell Signals
Huffington Post – October 31, 2012

Facebook’s Plummeting Stock Price
TSF – October 16, 2012

Behind the Fall of [Alex Rekeda] a Crisis Era So-Called Whiz
Wall Street Journal – October 11, 2012

BP Oil Spill Fine Upset: Likely to Soar Tens of Billions
Huffington Post – October 11, 2012

BP: Still Leaking
TSF – October 9, 2012

Déjà vu: When Money Dies
Huffington Post – October 4, 2012

Steve Cohen’s Press Release on SAC’s Alleged Insider Trading: I’m a Genius! (Satire)
Huffington Post – October 2, 2012

China and Japan (and U.S.) Island Dispute: It’s All About Oil
Huffington Post – September 25, 2012

How to Get an Angel Investor
Huffington Post – September 24, 2012

Is Nokia’s Management Insane?
Huffington Post – September 6, 2012

Prince Harry Offered Partner Position at Goldman Sachs (Satire)
TSF – August 29, 2012 – Updated 2013

Citigroup Agrees to $590 Million Subprime Settlement
Washington Post – August 29, 2012

Failed Regulators and Other Culprits of the Financial Crisis
Advisor One – August 29, 2012

Crime and Mayhem in the USA
Huffington Post – August 1, 2012

Facebook: Is Stock Research Rigged?
TSF – July 26, 2012

Wall Street’s Ongoing Great Bailout
TSF – July 24, 2012

JPMorgan Raises Fraud Questions: Rising Trading Losses Top $5.8 Billion
Huffington Post – July 16, 2012

JPMorgan Profit Drops on ‘Whale’ of a Loss
Reuters and MSNBC – July 13, 2012

Dimon Risk Reputation on Line
Bloomberg Businessweek – July 10, 2012

Third World America 2012: A Country At War With Itself
Huffington Post – July 6, 2012

Financial Journalism: “Sometimes Being Responsible Means Pissing People Off
TSF – July 3, 2012

JPMorgan’s Losses Keep Adding Up
CNN Money – June 12, 2012

Cover Story: Finding the Culprits of the Crisis
Research Magazine – May 2012 Issue

JPMorgan’s Huge Loss Exposes the Risky Side of Banks
L.A. Times – May 31, 2012

Investors Bet on Facebook’s Fall
Wall Street Journal – May 29, 2012

Facebook Shares Plumb New Depths, Valuation Questioned
Reuters – May 29, 2012

Jamie Dimon: JPMorgan’s Chief is the World’s Funniest Financier
Huffington Post – May 15, 2012 (Updated May 19, 2012)

Analysis: The Core Problems with JPMorgan’s Failed Trades
Reuters – May 14, 2012

Jamie Dimon’s SNAFU: JPMorgan’s Other Derivatives’ Losses
Huffington Post – May 12, 2012

Warren Buffett Calls for 90% Billionaire Wealth Tax (Satire)
TSF – May 7, 2012

MF Global Implosion: Congressman Grimm Sends a Message
Huffington Post – May 3, 2012

Renewed Hope that Jon Corzine Will Face Criminal Charges
Huffington Post – May 1, 2012

MF Global: JP Morgan Produces Smoking Gun
Huffington Post – April 3, 2012

The JOBS Act Is So Criminogenic That It Guarantees Full-Time Jobs for Criminologists
by William K. Black – March 20, 2012 (JT Note: I am among the co-signers)

What Do Customers Really Think About Goldman Sachs?
Huffington Post – March 19, 2012

Fear Gauge at 5-Year Low “An Optical Illusion”
CNN – March 15, 2012

Goldman Sachs Ripped by Critics for History of Issues
AdvisorOne – March 15, 2012

Greece and Credit Default Swaps: Bucking the ISDA Cartel
TSF – March 3, 2012

MF Global: Crime, Comedy and the Cover-Up
Huffington Post – February 28, 2012

Even In a Palace a Right Life Is Possible
Huffington Post – February 12, 2012

Gold and Silver Price Manipulation
TSF – January 25, 2012 – Updated August 17, 2013

Price Manipulation: Look for Motive
Huffington Post – January 19, 2012

China 2012: The Year of the Bull (Rogers) or the Year of the Bear (Chanos)?
TSF – January 9, 2012

Find Another Year

2011

2011: The Year 60 Minutes Misled Americans About Municipal Bonds
Huffington Post – December 30, 2011

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur Confronts MF Global and Wall Street
Huffington Post – December 26, 2011

SEC Sues Hub’s Richard Syron
Boston Herald – December 17, 2011

Rehypothecation Is An Old Story: MF Global’s Story Is a Different Story of Filched Funds
Huffington Post – December 16, 2011

Corzine Facing Questions About Regulator Contacts
Associated Press – December 15, 2011

Wealthy Patriots Wage Class War
Huffington Post – December 12, 2011

Jon Corzine Dodges the Fraud Question
Huffington Post – December 9, 2011

Corzine Blames Predecessors for MF Global’s Fall
Associated Press – December 8, 2011

Chanos Crash: Timing China’s Financial Meltdown
TSF – December 6, 2011

Goldman Apologist Claims Paulson Hedge-Fund Meeting Was Business As Usual
Bloomberg News – December 4, 2011

Paulson’s Actions Raise Serious Ethical Questions
Huffington Post – December 6, 2011

Is Crony Capitalism Wrong?
Huffington Post – December 3, 2011

How Paulson Gave Hedge Funds Advance Word of Fannie Mae Rescue
Bloomberg Magazine / BusinessWeek – November 29, 2011

Nomura Curtails European Debt Dealings
Wall Street Journal – November 29, 2011

Mistaken Identity: Janet Tavakoli Is Not the “Queen of RAVs”

MF Global Revelations Keep Getting Worse
TSF – November 21, 2011

Greek Bond Losses Put Role of CDS in Doubt
Financial Times – November 17, 2011

Sad Proof of Europe’s Fallout [MF Global, Leverage, and Opaque Credit Derivatives]
New York Times – November 5, 2011

Credit Derivatives and Leverage Sank Jon Corzine’s MF Global
TSF – November 4, 2011

The Two Faces of Jon Corzine
Reuters – November 4, 2011

MF Global’s Jon Corzine Runs Out of Luck
Bloomberg Businessweek – November 2, 2011

Selling More CDS on Europe Debt Raises Risk for U.S. Banks
Bloomberg News / Business Week – November 2, 2011

Clear and Present Danger
TSF – October 31, 2011

“Standard” Credit Default Swaps on Greece Are a Sham and It’s Not a Surprise
TSF- October 27, 2011

Black Swan Money Manager Returning 23% Anticipating Bear Market
Bloomberg News – October 6, 2011

U.S. SEC Concedes Challenges in Credit-Rating Probes
Reuters – September 29, 2011

SEC Mulls Charges Against S&P in CDO Case
Reuters – September 26, 2011

Statutes of Limitation Fuel Banks’ Wave of Mortgage-Bond Claims
American Banker – September 15, 2011

“Gucci Scaramucci” Fired by Goldman Schmoozes His Way Into Top Hedge Funds
Bloomberg News – September 9, 2011

Fraud As a Business Model
Huffington Post – September 6, 2011

Investing: Bad News, Good News, and What’s Next
Huffington Post – August 21, 2011

Investors Gauge Downgrade Fallout
Wall Street Journal – August 7, 2011

USA is “AAA” in Label Only
Huffington Post – July 29, 2011

Tavakoli Structured Finance Revokes the Credit Rating Agencies’ NRSRO Designation
TSF – July 26, 2011

In Symbolic Move, Tavakoli Strips Rating Firms of Key Status
Dow Jones – July 25, 2011 (link no longer available)

S&P As the Decider?
Reuters – July 24, 2011

Goldman Topples Deutsche Bank in Europe Junk Bond Underwriting
Bloomberg News – July 14, 2011

Mark Zuckerberg’s Value Problem: “My” Facebook Profile Was a Fraud, So Was “Warren Buffett’s”
TSF – July 14, 2011

Why Some Housing Prices Are Still Falling and Subprime Loans Are Still Sliding
Huffington Post – June 27, 2011

Exclusive: Deutsche’s Firing of Top Trader Sparks Probe
Reuters – June 24, 2011

The Middle Class is Drowning in Debt and Choking on Lies
Huffington Post – June 24, 2011

Third World America 2011: “Fast Tracking to Anarchy”
Huffington Post – June 8, 2011

Euro Endgame
TSF – June 1, 2011

Wall Street’s Advice to the IMF: Control Your Alleged Rapists! (Satire)
Huffington Post – May 22, 2011

How Safe Are Your Savings? Complex Derivatives Imperil Retirement Funds
Demos – May 17, 2011

Warren Buffett and the Boys of Wall Street
Huffington Post – May 9, 2011

Today’s Silver Scandal
TSF – May 5, 2011

Buffett Scrambles to Limit Damage
Wall Street Journal (Front Page) – May 2, 2011

Sokol Misled Buffett, Violated Trading Rules
Bloomberg/Businessweek – April 27, 2011

Special Report: Is Buffett’s Teflon Finally Wearing Off?
Reuters – April 25, 2011

The Wall Street Mind: Anxious
New York Magazine – April 12, 2011

Buffettgate: An Unenforced Policy Isn’t a Policy
Huffington Post – April 6, 2011

Dissension in the Ranks
Mortgage Banking Magazine – March 2011

Special Report: OMG! Dan Loeb Said What?
Reuters – March 11, 2011

The Biggest Headache for Investors in Groupon and Facebook
TSF – March 3, 2011

Hedge Funds Search for Ways to Short Munis
Financial Times – February 8, 2011

Gold Game Changer: J.P. Morgan Accepts Gold as Money
TSF – February 7, 2011

Special Report: Jamie Dimon Wants R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Reuters – February 4, 2011

JP Morgan Faces More Risks on Madoff Trustee Allegations
Wall Street Journal – February 3, 2011

A Bank Crisis Whodunit, With Laughs and Tears
New York Times – January 30, 2011

Blame the Victims and Enrich the Perpetrators
Huffington Post – January 13, 2011

Find Another Year

2010

Tavakoli’s Top Ten Business Books of 2010 (Satire)
Huffington Post – Dec 13, 2010

The Nerve to Say No
New York Times – Dec 12, 2010

Repairing the Damage of “Fraud as a Business Model
Presentation to the FHFA Supervision Summit in Washington D.C. – Dec. 8, 2010

In Third World America, You Can’t Buy a Ream of Paper on Minimum Wage
Huffington Post – Dec 18, 2010

Fink Builds BlackRock Powerhouse Without Goldman Backlash
Bloomberg News – Dec 9, 2010

An Investment for the Experienced
New York Times – October 20, 2010

“This is the Biggest Fraud in the History of the Capital Markets”
Washington Post – October 8, 2010

In Foreclosure Controversy, Problems Run Deeper Than Flawed Paperwork
Washington Post – October 7, 2010

Goldman Sachs Sued by German Bank Over Alleged Securities Fraud
TSF- October 5, 2010

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger: Winning the Class War
Huffington Post – September 21, 2010

Blaming Shortsellers, A Pointless Post-Lehman Game
Daily Finance – September 15, 2010

Goldman Sachs: Bullies on the Block
Huffington Post – September 13, 2010

Despite Reform, Banks Have Room for Risky Deals
New York Times (Front Page) – August 26, 2010

Third World America: “Fast-Tracking to Anarchy”
Huffington Post – August 25, 2010

Goldman’s CEO to Treasury Secretary: OK, Now What? (Humor)
TSF (and Huffington Post)- August 23, 2010

How to Thwart the Assassins of the American Dream
Huffington Post – August 15, 2010

JPMorgan’s Losses from Indecent Overexposure
TSF – August 9, 2010

Stranguflation: Deflation and Inflation Where It Hurts America Most
TSF (also at Huffington Post) – August 3, 2010

IKB’s CEO Found Guilty, Some U.S. Bank CEO’s Should Also Face Charges
Huffington Post – July 16, 2010

Analysis: Crisis Panel Targets Goldman as AIG Skates By
Reuters – July 2, 2010

2012: Voters Nix Incumbents, Demand Financial Reform and Fed Fraud Audit
Huffington Post – July 1, 2010

Fees Exceed Maximum Yields on “Black Box” Convertibles
Bloomberg News / Business Week – June 24, 2010

ICP Once in AIG’s “Very Best” is New Front in SEC’s CDO Probe
Business Week – June 22, 2010

SEC Charges ICP Asset Management in CDO Fraud Case
Reuters – June 21, 2010

Wall Street’s Advice to Joran van der Sloot (Satire)
Huffington Post – June 8, 2010

CDOs Aren’t a Four Letter Word
Reuters – May 27, 2010

“Banging” the U.S. Stock Market
TSF (at Huffington Post)- May 10, 2010

Ackman Versus Wall Street’s Ponzi Scheme
TSF – May 4, 2010

Barofsky Says Criminal Charges Possible in Alleged AIG Coverup
Bloomberg News – April 28, 2010

President Obama: Bring Back William Black
TSF (at Huffington Post) – April 25, 2010

Rick Ungar Gives Barry Ritholtz a Lesson in the Law
The Financial Report – refrers to April 24, 2010 – posted April 24, 2014

Exclusive: Abacus might have had other benefits for Goldman
Reuters – April 23, 2010

ProPublica’s (and NYTimes’) “Untold” Magnetar Story Creates Excuses for Wall Street and Washington
TSF (at Huffington Post) – April 19, 2010

Goldman Sachs Clients First Pledge Undercut by SEC
Bloomberg News – April 17, 2010

“Goldman Sachs: Don’t Blame Us” and “Goldman Sachs: Spinning Gold”
Business Week (Cover Story) – April 14 2010 and follow-up commentary on HuffPo

Congress’s FCIC Nearly Nailed Former Citigroup Executives to the Wall–Then Blew It
Huffington Post – April 8, 2010

Goldman Sachs: Spinning Gold
TSF – April 7, 2010

Fed Reveals Bear Stearns Assets it Swallowed in Firm’s Rescue
Bloomberg News – April 1, 2010

How to Corner the Gold Market
TSF – March 30, 2010

AIG Continued to Write Protection After 2005 (Lewis and TIME are Incorrect)
TSF – March 20, 2010

Michael Lewis: Wall Street’s Smart Aleck Apologist
TSF – March 15, 2010

Lehman’s Hidden Leverage “Shenanigans” May Haunt Fuld
Business Week – March 13, 2010

Fed Helped Bank [Lehman] Raise Cash Quickly
New York Times – March 12, 2010

Credit Derivatives on the United States: Games and Gold
TSF – March 12, 2010

Wall Street’s Role in Greek Crisis Should be No Surprise
Washington Post – March 10, 2010

Larry Fink’s $12 Trillion Shadow
Vanity Fair – April 2010

Washington Must Ban U.S. Credit Derivatives as Traders Demand Gold (Parts 1)
TSF – March 8, 2010

CNBC Protects Bad Guys Who Took Huge Bailouts from Taxpayers
Huffington Post – March 4, 2010

Role of Banks Eyed in Greek Debt Crisis
Globe and Mail – February 26, 2010

Secret AIG Document Shows Goldman Sachs Minted Most Toxic CDOs
Bloomberg News – February 26, 2010

Wall Street and Washington Hope You Are Gullible: Disappoint Them
TSF (also at Huffington Post) – February 14, 2010

Buffett Author: Warren Doesn’t Rely on Luck
CNBC – February 10, 2010

Congress Exposes Potential Profiteering in AIG’s Deals: Delay Enabled Cover-Up
TSF (also at Huffington Post) – January 28, 2010

Show Bernanke and Geithner the Door
TSF (also at Huffington Post) – January 22, 2010

New York Fed “Very Sensitive on AIG, Company E-Mail Says
Bloomberg News – January 19, 2010

Redacted AIG Filing Might Have Spotted Worst Deals
Reuters – January 12, 2010

Bank of America’s Shareholders Should Reject Bonus Plans
TSF (also at Huffington Post) – January 12, 2010

Timothy Geithner, I Call Your Bluff
TSF – January 7, 2010

Find Another Year

2009

Washington’s Bipartisan Betrayal: The 2015 Global Financial Crisis
TSF (also at Huffington Post) – December 31, 2009

Turmoil Shatters Faith in “Creative” Products
Financial Times – December 29, 2009

Responding to Goldman Sachs
TSF (also at Huffington Post) – December 25, 2009

Treasury Cover-Up of Goldman’s Role in AIG Crisis?
TSF (also at Huffington Post) – December 22, 2009

Inside the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Finance Initiative
TSF – December 14, 2009

Goldman Fueled AIG Gambles
Wall Street Journal – December 12, 2009

The Bank Job
Vanity Fair – January 2010 Issue (released December 1, 2009)

Beware of Geeks Bearing Grifts
Risk Professional – by Janet Tavakoli – December 2009

Goldman, Guns, and Bloomberg’s B.S.
TSF – December 2, 2009

Warren Buffett, Stop Using My Credit Card!
TSF – November 23, 2009

Revisiting a Fed Waltz With A.I.G.
New York Times – November 22, 2009

I Retract My Apology and Call for More Regulation of Goldman Sachs
TSF – November 22, 2009 (and related commentaries)

Goldman’s Undisclosed Role in AIG’s Distress
TSF – November 10, 2009

Goldman Sachs Reasonable Doubt
TSF – November 2, 2009

Can Citigroup Carry Its Own Weight?
New York Times – November 1, 2009

Goldman’s Lies of Omission
TSF – October 28, 2009

New York Fed’s Secret Choice to Pay for Swaps Hits Taxpayer
Bloomberg News – October 27, 2009

Warren Buffett’s Wall Street War
TSF – October 20, 2009

China Defaults, Currency Basket Threatens Dollar
TSF – October 6, 2009

It Is Time to Strip the Rating Agencies of Their Oligopoly
Business Insider – September 29, 2009

Wall  Street’s Fraud and Solutions for Systemic Peril
Presentation to the International Monetary Fund – September 29, 2009

U.S. Exit From Bank Bond Program to Go Smoothly
Reuters (Forbes)- September 16, 2009

AIG Bubble: Irrational Exuberance
TSF – August 28, 2009

Consumers’ Debt-Tactic Changes May Hurt Banks, Tavakoli Says
Bloomberg News – August 26, 2009

Buffett’s Payouts Climb on Credit Derivatives After Defaults
Bloomberg News – August 11, 2009

Berkshire May Post “Blockbuster” Results by CEO’s Gauge
Bloomberg News – August 6, 2009

Where Were The Drama Pundits [Whitney, Taleb and Gasparino] When It Mattered?
TSF – July 29, 2009

Gasparino’s Glass Jaw is CNBC’s Draw
TSF – July 22, 2009 – Updated January 2014

The Cure For Prostate Cancer: Invest Now
TSF – July 21, 2009

What Wall Street Owes You (Commentary)
CNN (exclusive to CNN) – July 15, 2009

U.S. Probe of CDS Market
Financial Times – July 15, 2009

Unwinding at AIG Prompts Pasciucco to Ponder Systemic Failure
Bloomberg News – July 1, 2009

$2.1 million lunch with Berkshire Hathaway chief: “Warren will give him his money’s worth”
Examiner – June 26, 2009

Anchored Under Water
TSF – June 26, 2009

Berkshire Bought Municipal Bonds Amid Higher Yields
Bloomberg News – June 9, 2009

Warren Buffett Buys Big “Bargains” in Muni Bonds
CNBC – June 9, 2009

Bank Profits From Accounting Rules Masking Looming Loan Losses
Bloomberg News – June 5, 2009

Taleb’s Stranded Swan?
TSF- June 3, 2009

Taleb Kills $20 Billion Mythical Swan
TSF – June 1, 2009

BlackRock Wears Multiple Hats
Wall Street Journal – May 18, 2009

Reaction Mixed to Derivative Reforms
Wall Street Journal – May 15, 2009

Stress Tests Are Over. The Stress Isn’t.
New York Times – May 10, 2009

BlackRock Is Go-To Firm to Divine Wall Street Assets
Bloomberg News – May 8, 2009

President Obama’s Right to Free Speech
TSF – May 10, 2009

Ponzi Schemes and Stress Tests
TSF – May 8, 2009

CNBC Debates Whether Warren Buffett Has Lost His Way
CNBC- May 1, 2009

How to Rescue Capitalism
Forbes – April 27, 2009

Geithner, as Member and Overseer, Forged Ties to Finance Club
New York Times – April 27, 2009

Ken Lewis Must Go
TSF – April 24, 2009

Barclays’ Massive Loan Pool Eludes Notice
The Street.com – April 20, 2009

Credit-Swaps Dealers Take Beating as Auctions Produce Losses
Bloomberg News – April 17, 2009

Why Didn’t Regulators See the Current Crisis Coming?
CBS News – April 17, 2009

Mall Vacancies Spell Fresh Trouble for Lenders
Globe and Mail – April 7, 2009

Did AIG Insure Dodgy Mortgage Products for Goldman Sachs?
TSF – March 25, 2009

Reporting V. PR: Meredith Whitney and AIG
TSF – March 23, 2009

AIG Paying Out Millions in Bonuses
TSF – March 14, 2009

Buying into Financial Fix? “Cassandra” Says Don’t
Globe and Mail – March 14, 2009

Buffett, Tavakoli Flag Ponzi Scheme Bigger Than Madoff’s
Bloomberg News – March 5, 2009

In Letter, Warren Buffett Concedes a Tough Year
New York Times – March 1, 2009

In Geithner We Trust Eludes Treasury as Market Fails to Recover
Bloomberg News – February 25, 2009

Obama’s Adviser is Wrong: Malfeasance (Not Models) Killed Wall Street
TSF – February 24, 2009

Recipe for Disaster: The Formula That Killed Wall Street
WIRED – February 23, 2009

The Financial Meltdown Foreseen
Financial Times – February 21, 2009

Stimulus Plan, Bad Assets May Inflame Risk – JT Note: Misleading Article From Reuters
Reuters (a misleading article) – February 19, 2009

Investment Funds: Should You Hear Alarm Bells?
TSF – February 9, 2009

Merrill’s Murder/Suicide
TSF – February 7, 2009

The China Syndrome: It’s Our Fault They Don’t Trust Us
Financial Times – February 5, 2009

Crackdown on Wall Street: The Perp Walks Are Coming
Fox Business – February 2, 2009

Divorce – Bank of America Style
Fortune – January 30, 2009

Questions Hang Over Merrill Deal
Financial Times – January 28, 2009

BofA Says Merrill’s Huge Hit was in December (Not November)?
TSF – January 26, 2009

Four Questions for Tim Geithner
Fortune – January 20, 2009

After Sure-Bet Investment Fails, a Bank Contends it Was Duped
New York Times – January 20, 2009

Fortune’s Forgiving Instincts
Columbia Journalism Review – January 16, 2009

Bernanke Urges “Strong Measures” to Stabilize Banks
Bloomberg News – January 13, 2009

Premise of Fortune Cover Story is Incorrect
TSF – January 11, 2009

Bailing Out the Bad Guys
FT Alphaville – January 10, 2009

No Mere Buffett, A 14-Course Menu
Seeking Alpha – January 9, 2009

Find Another Year

2008

Ponzi Nation
Business Week – December 14, 2008 (from the archives)

Alternative to Treasury Bailouts: One that Does Not Violate the Spirit of Democracy
TSF – September 25, 2008 (from the archives)

A Brief History of Ponzi Schemes
Time – December 15, 2008

Ponzi Nation
Business Week – December 14, 2008

Madoff Deserves Lots of Company
TSF – December 13, 2008

AIG Is Said to Pay $18.7 Billion to Goldman, SocGen for Swaps
Bloomberg News – December 10, 2008

The Next Big Dump
Forbes – December 8, 2008

How the Thundering Herd Faltered and Fell
New York Times – November 9, 2008

A Parable of Disaster
The Economist – November 3, 2008

The Reckoning – From Midwest to M.T.A., Pain From Global Gamble
New York Times – November 2, 2008

A Question for A.I.G.: Where Did the Cash Go?
New York Times – October 30, 2008

They’re Shocked, Shocked About the Mess
New York Times – October 26, 2008

CDO Cuts Show $1 Trillion Corporate-Debt Bets Toxic
Bloomberg News – October 22, 2008

Proposed Alternative to (the Various Versions) of the Paulson Plan
TSF – September 25, 2008 (Updated Oct 2008) and Financial Times – September 29, 2008

Europe Weighs U.S. Bailout Rejection
Dow Jones Financial News – September 30, 2008

Don’t Bet On A Bailout Payday
Fortune (and CNNMoney.com) – September 26, 2008

At Freddie Mac, Chief Discarded Warning Signs
New York Times (Page One) – August 5, 2008

Dead Calm: No One Trusts You (Merrill Lynch’s Phony CDOs)
TSF- July 30, 2008

Merrill Aims to Raise Billions More
Wall Street Journal (Front Page) – July 29, 2008

More Data on Mortgage Bonds Sought
Wall Street Journal – July 16, 2008

Paulson’s Proposal to Buy Fannie, Freddie Equity”Insane”
LIPPER HedgeWorld – July 15, 2008

Fed Casts Scapegoat Net, Snag Cioffi and Tannin
Bloomberg News – June 25, 2008

How Fair is Fair Value Accounting?
Forbes – June 25, 2008

Structured Success
University of Chicago Magazine – May/June 2008

FGIC Loses $33.4 Million, After Offsetting Writedowns
Bloomberg – May 23, 2008

Moody’s Commercial Paper Rating May Be Cut, S&P Says
Bloomberg – May 22, 2008

Moody’s Stock Suffers Record Plunge on Ratings Error
Reuters – May 21, 2008

CPDOs Expose Ratings Flaw At Moody’s
Financial Times – May 20, 2008

Recession Question Misses the Point
Fortune – April 30, 2008

Pandit’s “Closer to End” Means No Escaping LBO Loans
Bloomberg News – April 29, 2008

“Super-senior” CDO Investors Begin to Flex Their Muscles
Financial Times – April 15, 2008

Dissecting the ACA Downgrade
Business Week – April 14, 2008

Fed Says Bear Collateral Includes Loans, “Hedges”
Bloomberg News – April 3, 2008

Taxpayers May be Liable for Bear Mortgage Rescue
Bloomberg News – March 24, 2008

Security Capital [Assurance] Defends Termination of Credit Default Swap Contracts
Bloomberg News – March 20, 2008

Credit Swaps Thwart Fed’s Ease as Debt Costs Surge
Bloomberg News – March 6, 2008

Citigroup Underwrote $6.9 Billion of Ambac’s Most Troubled CDOs
Bloomberg News – February 28, 2008

Ambac and MBIA: Structured Finance Underwriting Standards
TSF- February 18, 2008

RLPC – Fund Selling Adds to Leverage Loan Woes
Reuters/Forbes.com – February 7, 2008

Emperors Should Not Have Rebuffed the Oracle
Forbes.com – February 6, 2008

Credit Crisis: Where Was the SEC?
Forbes.com – February 6, 2008

Cynical Use of Derivatives Has Left Market in a Pickle
Financial Times – Letter from Janet Tavakoli – January 31, 2008

Buffett Set to Cash in On Bond Insurers’ Woes
Reuters/Forbes.com – January 30, 2008

Credit Rating Firms Seen Holding Back on Bond Insurers
Reuters – January 30, 2008

The Cassandra of Credit Derivatives
BusinessWeek – January 28, 2008

Buddy, Could You Spare $15 Billion?
The Economist – January 24, 2008

Under Review: Ripple Effects of Much Harsher Debt Ratings
Wall Street Journal (Page C1) – January 18, 2008

For Financial Stocks, Is it Another False Bottom?
Wall Street Journal – January 16, 2008

A Fund Behind Astronomical Losses (Magnetar)
Wall Street Journal – January 14, 2008

Dicey Deals Done Dirt Cheap: Monolines in Dire Straits
TSF – January 3, 2008

Find Another Year

2007

Wall Street Wizardry Amplified Credit Crisis
Wall Street Journal – Page One – December 27, 2007

CDO Battles: Royal Pain Over Who Gets What
Wall Street Journal – Page C1 – December 17, 2007

CDO Cliffhanger (Clients Only)
TSF – November 27, 2007

Are You Sure You Made A Fortune Shorting the ABX (or TABX)?
LIPPER HedgeWorld – by Janet Tavakoli – December 5, 2007

Accounting Can Be Beautiful and Is Merrill’s (Earnings Charge) Number Up? (Clients Only)
TSF – November 27, 2007

Barclays, Swiss Re and More on the Credit Crunch – Update (Clients Only)
TSF – November 19, 2007

Derivatives Update (Clients Only)
TSF – November 17, 2007

AIG Catches Up (Clients Only)
TSF – November 7, 2007

Too Big to Regulate? (Clients Only)
TSF – November 5, 2007

Deals with Hedge Funds May Be Helping Merrill Delay Mortgage Losses
Wall Street Journal (Page One) – November 2, 2007

Mal de MER – Fourth Quarter (Clients Only)
TSF – October 25, 2007

Subprime’s Unreported Undertow (Clients Only)
TSF – October 22, 2007

Banks’ Plan for Big Fund Faces Big Hurdles
Reuters – October 17, 2007

U.S. Investors Face An Age of Murky Pricing
Wall Street Journal – PAGE ONE – October 12, 2007

Bear Stearns’ Hocus Pocus [Cover Story]
Business Week – Issue Date: October 22, 2007

Merrill’s Mal de MER (Full Report for Clients Only)
TSF – October 8, 2007- by Janet Tavakoli

Market Back to Freewheeling Ways
Chicago Tribune – October 8, 2007

Is Congress Missing the Boat on Credit Raters?
Reuters – September 27, 2007

Anatomy of A Ratings Downgrade
Business Week – Issue Date: October 1, 2007

Wall Street Earnings Short on Details [Counterparty Risk]
Fortune Magazine – September 25, 2007

Misfortune’s Formula: Structured Credit Ratings
HedgeWorld (Reuters) – by Janet Tavakoli – September 19, 2007

The SEC Wants More Answers
Business Week – Issue Date: September 17, 2007

A Matter of Opinion
Investment Dealers’ Digest – September 10, 2007 (Feature)

Next in Line for Subprime Hit: Bonds?
Associated Press – September 9, 2007

AIG Seeks Small Subprime Risk; Others See More [AIG’s Phony Accounting]
Wall Street Journal – Page C1 – August 13, 2007

Hedge Fund Mark to Market Woes
Greenwich Post- August 3, 2007

Death Bonds: Profiting from Mortality)
Business Week – Cover Story – Issue Date: July 30, 2007

Subprime Lenders and an FASB Rule
HedgeWorld- July 27, 2007

Subprime: Rating Agencies Were “Willingly Duped”
InsideEDGE – July 26, 2007

Subprime and the Dollar: Is There Really a Link?
HedgeWorld – July 25, 2007

Wall Street Can’t Cage Its Mortgage Monster
LA Times – July 22, 2007

Can Wall Street Be Trusted to Value Risky CDOs?
Reuters – July 14, 2007

Ratings Aside, Everyone Knows CDOs are Risky
Wall Street Journal – Page C1 – July 13, 2007

More Subprime Woes To Come
Business Week – July 12, 2007

Subprime Contagion: Credit Bubble or Credit Babble?
HedgeWorld – June 28, 2007

Bear Stearns Hedge Fund Bailout Highlights Systemic Risk
HedgeWorld Commentary – by Janet Tavakoli – June 28, 2007

Two Big Funds At Bear Stearns Face Shutdown
Wall Street Journal – June 20, 2007

Mortgages Give Wall St. New Worries
New York Times – June 19, 2007

This Investment Could Turn Ugly
Business Week – Issue Date: June 18, 2007

Bear Stearns’ Subprime Bath
Business Week – June 12, 2007

Due Diligence Key in Avoiding CDO Pitfalls
HedgeWorld.com – June 4, 2007

Rating Agencies: Measuring the Measurers
The Economist – June 2-8, 2007

“Rating Agencies Issue Opinions” – Letter in Response to
” CDO Boom Masks Subprime Losses, Abetted by S&P, Moody’s, Fitch”
Bloomberg Magazine – (July 2007 Magazine)

Rating Agencies: Measuring the Measurers
The Economist (print edition) – May 31, 2007

Structured Debt Investments Aimed at US Retail Investors
Financial Times – May 30, 2007

SEC Finalizes Anti-Notching Rule
LIPPER HedgeWorld – May 29, 2007

How S&P Put the Triple A into CPDO
Financial Times – May 14, 2007

CDOs: Caveat Emptor Warn Structured Finance Experts
LIPPER HedgeWorld – May 14, 2007

Bear Stearns’ Subprime IPO
Business Week – May 11, 2007

Bear Stearns Funds to Transfer Subprime-Mortgage Risk with IPO
Bloomberg – May 11, 2007

Greater Global Risk Now Than At Time of LTCM
Financial Times – May 7, 2007 – [Letter to Editor] by Janet Tavakoli

As Funds Leverage Up, Fears of Reckoning Rise
Wall Street Journal – PAGE ONE – April 30, 2007

Credit Suisse Sued Over Losses on Subprime-Loan Bonds
Bloomberg News – April 27, 2007

Bright Future? – Buy Side Firms Optimistic About New Euros Futures Contracts
Structured Credit Investor – April 17, 2007

Subprime Mortgages: The Predators’ Fall
Risk Professional (formerly GARP Risk Review) Issue 35 March/April 2007 – by Janet Tavakoli

Do Not Accept Bolton’s Interpretation on Links with Iran
Financial Times – April 11, 2007 – [Letter to Editor] by Janet Tavakoli

Overlapping Subprime Exposure Masks the Risk of CDOs, Moody’s Says
Bloomberg – April 4, 2007

Credit Raters Rule
LIPPER HedgeWorld (Reuters) – March 26, 2007

The Dangers of Investing in Subprime Debt
Fortune Magazine [Risk, Washington Monthly]- by Bethany McLean March 19, 2007

Subprime Damaged US’s Standing as Global Leader in Finance
Financial Times [Letter to the Editor] – March 19, 2007 – by Janet Tavakoli

Getting a Handle on CDOs is a Complex Challenge
Los Angeles Times – March 18, 2007

Mortgage Woes Flimsy Excuse for Stock Reversals
Chicago Tribune – March 6, 2007

Buffett Blasts Hedge Fund Fees
LIPPER HedgeWorld (Reuters) – March 5, 2007

Nixing the Notching: SEC Proposed Rules for Credit Rating Agencies
LIPPER HedgeWorld (Reuters) – February 23, 2007

TSF Comments on SEC Proposed Rules on Rating Agencies
TSF – February 13, 2007 – by Janet Tavakoli

Crisis in Credit Derivatives is Averted – Updated February 7, 2007
LIPPER HedgeWorld.com [Reuters] May 2006 Updated Feb. 7, 2007 – by Janet Tavakoli

Saudi Strides for Structured Finance
LIPPER HedgeWorld (Reuters) – January 26, 2007

Leaders Ask, Is New York Moving to London?
LIPPER HedgeWorld (Reuters) – January 23, 2007

Primus, Athelon Blaze CDPC Trail for Established Structured Finance Players
Asset Securitization Report – January 15, 2007

Find Another Year

2006

Oil Pressure: Fallout from the Iraq Study Group Report
LIPPER HedgeWorld – December 14, 2006 by Janet Tavakoli

Debt Investors’ Double Burden
Wall Street Journal – December 12, 2006

Principal Protected Notes Cap Upside, Carry Big Charges
Wall Street Journal – December 9, 2006

Quirkiest Vehicle on the Street
Business Week – November 20, 2006

Questions Lie Behind CPDO Hype
Financial Times – November 14, 2006

Best Practices Among CDO Managers (Clients Only)
Asset Securitization Report – by Janet Tavakoli – November 7, 2006

Tripped Up by Language Landmines
Financial Times – November 3, 2006

LBO Crystal Ball
TheStreet.com – October 27, 2006

Investor Spotlight Falls on the Asset Manager
Financial Times – October 19, 2006

2 Exchanges in Chicago Will Merge
New York Times – October 18, 2006

The Golden Fleece Award for Optional Integrity
LIPPER HedgeWorld [Reuters] – October 2, 2006 [Commentary] by Janet Tavakoli

Dead Man’s Curve [Amaranth Advisors]
LIPPER HedgeWorld [Reuters] – September 22, 2006 [Commentary] by Janet Tavakoli

Fine Print Bites Deutsche Bank in CDS Suit
TheStreet.com – July 7, 2006

Wall Street Pushes Complex Structured Products…To Individuals
Wall Street Journal – June 21, 2006

Oil and Power: Iran Approach Must Avoid Past Mistakes
LIPPER HedgeWorld [Reuters] – by Janet Tavakoli – June 14, 2006

The Rising Establishment: Women in Credit
Credit Magazine – June 1, 2006

Mon Ami ISDA: Crisis in Credit Derivatives
LIPPER HedgeWorld [Reuters] – May 22, 2006

CDO Survey Under Way (Results Available to Clients and Participants Only)
LIPPER HedgeWorld [Reuters] – May 19, 2006

CME Comments on Debt Securities Rules
LIPPER HedgeWorld.com [Reuters] – April 27, 2006

CDO Industry Braces for Rapid Growth
Asset Securitization Report – April 24, 2006

Doubts Plague Risk Management
Asset Securitization Report – April 10, 2006

Cleaning Up Derivatives One Trade at a Time
LIPPER HedgeWorld.com [Reuters] – March 15, 2006

Lehman Gets Piece of All the Action (Preferred Credit Default Swaps)
TheStreet.com – March 13, 2006

Funds of Funds and Principal Protected Notes
LIPPER Hedge World [Reuters] January 13, 2006

Deutsche Could Be Tip of Iceberg
Financial Times – January 11, 2006

The Elusive Income of Synthetic CDOs
Journal of Structured Finance Winter 2006 Volume 11, Number 4 – by Janet Tavakoli

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2005

2005 After Maths
Financial Engineering News – December 28, 2005

Getting Rid of Unwanted Leftovers: CDO Equity
Financial Times – December 16, 2005

Calpine Default Jostles the CDO Market
LIPPER HedgeWorld [Reuters] – December 8, 2005

New Players, Old Conflicts
Investment Dealers’ Digest – December 5, 2005 (Cover Story)

The Fourth Dimension (Hoaxy CDO4)
The Wall Street Journal – November 19, 2005

Fast-growing CDO Market Suffers First Teething Problems
Financial Times – November 1, 2005

Delphi Defied: How the Credit Derivatives Business is Finding Ways to Retain its Poise
Financial Times – November 1, 2005

Banks Face Danger in Delphi
Financial Times – October 25, 2005

Commentary: My Favorite Hedge Fund: Part II
LIPPER HedgeWorld [Reuters] – October 24, 2005 – by Janet Tavakoli

CDOs: Caveat Emptor
GARP Risk Review – September/October 2005 Issue 26 – by Janet Tavakoli

S&P Warns of Derivatives Risk
Financial Times – September 27, 2005

The Billion Dollar Question
” ISR” International Securitisation Report – September 27, 2005

Merrill and Citigroup Top CDO Field
Financial Times – August 31, 2005

Consider the Full Notional Amount of CDOs When Assessing the Risks and Rewards
Financial Times Letter to the Editor – August 19, 2005 – by Janet Tavakoli

Wall Street – Exotic Debt May Pose Risk for Investment Banks
Reuters – August 18, 2005

CDO Deals This Year May Top $800 Billion
Financial Times – August 16, 2005

York Calling for Cash for a New CDO Fund
LIPPER HedgeWorld [Reuters] – August 15, 2005

High Hopes (IMF gets it wrong on asset securitization. Tavakoli comments.)
LIPPER HedgeWorld [Reuters] – August 9, 2005

Bear Stearns Shakes the CDO Honey Pot
TheStreet.com – August 5, 2005

CDOs Unwind with a Whimper
Financial Times – July 8, 2005

How Investors Can Lower Risk When Choosing a Hedge Fund
Financial Times – June 8, 2005 – by Janet Tavakoli

CDS Market Heightens Profile
LIPPER HedgeWorld – June 1, 2005

Derivatives Spread – and Heighten – Risk
Wall Street Journal – May 29, 2005

My Favorite Hedge Fund
LIPPER HedgeWorld – May 26, 2005 – by Janet Tavakoli

“Model Monkeys” Lose Track of Reality
Financial Times – May 20, 2005

The Synthetic CDO Shell Game
Investment Dealers’ Digest – May 16, 2005 (Cover Story)

Bonds Shine as Safe Havens Amid United, GM Woes
Chicago Tribune – May 12, 2005

Risky Strategies Take Toll on Traders
Wall Street Journal – May 11, 2005

Sobering News on CDOs in Moody’s Report (Hedge Funds Short BBB)
LIPPER HedgeWorld [Reuters] – May 11, 2005

Coping with Credit in a Climate of Default
Corporate Finance – originally published March 2002 – Adapted and Updated May 2005

CDOs Can Confuse Bank Managers
Financial Times – April 26, 2005 by Janet Tavakoli

Tavakoli’s Speech to the IMF on Global Systemic Risks
TSF – April 26, 2005

The Challenge of CDO Squared
Risk Magazine – March 2005 /Volume18/No3

BIS Stress Tests Structured Finance
ISR International Securitisation Report – March 1, 2005

UK’s FSA Concerned About Sloppy Back-Office Work
LIPPER HedgeWorld [Reuters] – February 24, 2005

More Accounting Issues at Fannie Mae
TheStreet.com – February 23, 2005

How Will Bond Market React to Citigroup Trades?
Financial Times – February 7, 2005 by Janet Tavakoli & FT follow-up on costs February 12, 2005

Structured Finance: Rating the Rating Agencies
GARP Risk Review Issue 22 January/February 2005 – by Janet Tavakoli

In With the In Crowd (Hedge Funds, Geithner, and Tavakoli)
ISR International Securitsation Report – February 1, 2005

2004

Find Another Year

STRUCTURED CREDIT: The Trials of Tranching
International Financing Review – IFR Magazine – October 25, 2004

CDO Arrangers’ Correlation Books
Securitization News – October 4, 2004 – Vol. II, No. 40 – by Janet Tavakoli

Fannie Mae: Key Questions Set to Shed Light on Lender
Financial Times – September 29, 2004

Fannie’s Raines Feels Heat as Stocks Slump
TheStreet.com – September 23, 2004

Profile: Banc of America Securities
US Credit – September 1, 2004

Fees / Money for Nothing?
ISR International Securitsation Report – September 1, 2004

Dying for 8% a Year
TheStreet.com – August 03, 2004

Invisible Hedge Funds (Banks’ Trading Desks)
GARP Risk Review July/August 2004 Issue 19 – by Janet Tavakoli

Post-Enron, Structured Finance Addiction Hasn’t Ebbed
TheStreet.com – July 29, 2004

Barcap / New CFO Structures Add Up
ISR International Securitsation Report – July 24, 2004

Martha Stewart: The Irony Maiden Hates to Lose
The Yearbook – July 14, 2004 – by Janet Tavakoli

Fresh EU Accounting Rules in Jeopardy
IR Magazine – June 18, 2004

Ultimate Leverage: Collateralized Fund Obligations
HedgeWorld’s Accredited Investor June 2004 – by Janet Tavakoli

What Goes on in Vegas Reaches Wall Street
Wall Street Journal – June 11, 2004

Speaking the Right Language: CDO Managers, Mezzanine, and Equity
ISR International Securitisation Report – May 2004 and reprinted in
Financial Engineering News – July/August 2004 Issue No. 38

FASB in Error on Options Valuation
Financial Times – April 5, 2004 – [Letter from Janet Tavakoli]

Derivatives Accounting Reform in Europe Faces End-of-Year Deadline
HedgeWorld – February 27, 2004

Market-Timing Was Very Good to Michael Sassano
TheStreet.com – January 16, 2004

Find Another Year

2003

Investors Are the Gullible Ones if They Rely on Ratings as Indicators of Financial Robustness
Financial Times – December 29, 2003 – by Janet Tavakoli

Parmalat Probers Are Likely to Focus on Role of Banks
Wall Street Journal – December 24, 2003

Understanding the Risk in Structured Deals: A Large Part of “Super Senior” Isn’t “AAA”
Forbes.com and Reuters – December 22, 2003

CDO Evolution Creates New World of Risk
Risk Professional (formerly GRR) November/December 2003 Issue 15

Buyer Beware
International Financing Review (IFR Magazine) Derivatives 2003, Issue 1507 – Oct. 25, 2003
by Janet Tavakoli

Landesbanken: even lower rating may be in order
Financial Times – December 1, 2003 Leaders & Letters – by Janet Tavakoli

Cover Story – Why These Folks Mean Business (Sarbanes-Oxley)
Finance World – October 2003

FIN 46 Interview
Securitization News and Loan Market Review – October 27, 2003 – Interview with Janet Tavakoli

Currency Convertibility Protection: The Forgotten Credit Derivative
Derivatives Week VOL. XII, NO. 41- October 13, 2003 – by Janet Tavakoli

Fast Growing Sector Hits Unlikely Roadblock (Cash High Yield CDOs)
Financial Times – October 1, 2003

Hedge Funds Face SEC Oversight
IR Magazine – September 30, 2003

Want Good Numbers? Watch Your Language
HedgeWorld – September 24, 2003

Tough Times Continue at Freddie Mac
Financial Times – August 25, 2003

Freddie Report Highlights New CEO’s Questionable Role
International Financing Review (IFR) Issue 1494 – July 26, 2003

Freddie Mac Report Soft Pedals Thorny Case
The Street.com’s Real Money – July 24, 2003

FIN 46 May Result in ‘Courting’ of Hedge Funds
HedgeWorld – July 22, 2003

Freddie Hides in the Hedges
Wall Street Journal – July 15, 2003

Raising the Bar on Off-Balance Sheet Finance
TheStreet.com – July 4, 2003

Cracking Correlation – Credit Default Swaps
Credit Risk – July 2003 Volume 16/No7

Assessing Risk: Peeling Apart Data on Derivatives
American Banker – July 1, 2003

Freddie Mac Takes On Full House of Derivatives
Wall Street Journal – June 30, 2003

Concentration of Firms Handling Freddie Mac Derivatives Causes Concern
Securities Week – June 30, 2003

Book Debates Racing Deal
Financial Times – June 28, 2003

A Mysterious World
Risk Professional (formerly GARP Risk Review) May/June 2003 Issue 12

Credit Derivatives
Risk Professional (formerly GARP Newsletter) May 2003

Former WestLB Banker Tavakoli Starts Credit Derivatives Firm
Bloomberg News – April 3, 2003

Structured Finance Definitions and Concepts

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