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Janet Tavakoli
Works at Tavakoli Structured Finance, Inc.
Attended University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business
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The audio edition of Unveiled Threat: A Personal Experience of Fundamentalist Islam and the Roots of Terrorism, was just released for sale at Audible. It is also now available from Amazon and Apple's iTunes store.

Read a free excerpt: http://www.janettavakoli.com/unveiled-threat-excerpt-2/
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“This is a systems problem,” said Janet Tavakoli, president of Chicago consulting firm Tavakoli Structured Finance Inc., adding that banks too often don’t adequately supervise their trading and financing activities with hedge-fund clients. “There’s a pattern where bankers are asking fewer questions in order to bring in more fees."
A small London hedge-fund firm and a lapse in bank risk controls caused a panic inside Citigroup Inc. in July, adding to a series of technology snafus at global banks. The U.S. lender has worked to fix shortcomings in its systems and oversight.
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#QueenElizabeth II bought a condominium in Chicago in the building in which I live.
Queen Elizabeth is the new owner of a condo overlooking Buckingham Fountain, but you won’t see her Corgis there anytime soon.
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Queen Elizabeth II: Credit and Character
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Wall Street Tale of Sex, Suicides, and Skullduggery
I fled the Islamic Republic of Iran with a suitcase, a thousand dollars, and no regrets. But it wasn't easy; I had to rebuild my life from scratch. Less than ten years later, I faced a decision that threatened to erase most of what I had accomplished, and I hesitated as I weighed the consequences.
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The audio edition of Decisions: Life and Death on Wall Street is now available at Audible, iTunes, and Amazon. My nonfiction memoir of Suicides and Skullduggery.
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Did you ever wonder what it would be like to put on a risky short trade in a bubbly market? Read more via the link.
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Read a free excerpt of Unveiled Threat: A Personal Experience of Fundamentalist Islam and the Roots of Terrorism.  In her part heart-rending memoir, part expose of fundamentalist Islamic terrorism, finance expert Janet Tavakoli bears witness to the incompatibility of Western values and fundamentalist Islam.
Part heart-rending memoir, part expose of fundamentalist Islamic terrorism. Tavakoli unveils the incompatibility of Western values and fundamentalist Islam.
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Read a free excerpt of my murder mystery, Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits, and consider signing up for my newsletter for advance notice about my future fiction books.
Enjoy an excerpt of Janet Tavakoli's murder mystery/thriller, Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits in print or audio. Buy now on Amazon.
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Donald Trump won the poll of my mostly male cohort working in the financial business on who won the August 6, 2015 GOP Debate on Fox News. I share my thoughts in the short commentary via the link below.
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President of Tavakoli Structured Finance, Inc., speaker, business writer, novelist.
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“You give up things when you hire Janet Tavakoli. Things like jargon, irrelevant analysis, and poor decisions.”

Janet M.Tavakoli is one of the world’s foremost experts in credit derivatives, complex derivatives, interest rate swaps, total return swapscollateralized debt obligations, special purpose entities, credit rating agencies, and securitizations. She is the founder and president of Tavakoli Structured Finance, Inc. (TSF), a Chicago based consulting firm established in 2003. TSF consults for financial institutionslaw firms, institutional investors, regulators, and hedge funds.

Financial regulators including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Senate Committees, the International Monetary Fund, and the Federal Reserve Bank seek her advice.

Her prescient finance articles are published in professional trade magazines and she publishes commentary on her business site. She is often quoted in the financial press, and appears on business television.

Ms. Tavakoli is an internationally renowned finance book author and speaker. Her groundbreaking books include Credit Derivatives & Synthetic Structures (John Wiley & Sons, 1998, 2001), Structured Finance & Collateralized Debt Obligations (Wiley, 2003, 2008), and Dear Mr. Buffett: What an Investor Learns 1,269 Miles from Wall Street (Wiley 2009).

One of her hobbies is writing financial thrillers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education
  • University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business
    MBA
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
    B.S. Chemical Engineering