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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 CFA Institute's Financial Analysts Journal gave RISK an outstanding book review http://www.cfapubs.org/doi/full/10.2469/br.v11.n1.22

"This high-level perspective allows the reader to see the big picture and understand how fraud at the highest levels of finance and government affect ordinary citizens. Tavakoli takes on the investment and regulatory establishment and calls everyone to account."

"Rare is the book that is instructive and entertaining, that appeals to a diverse readership, and that accomplishes these feats within 200 pages. Risk: Your Global Guide is such a book."

Read the entire review via the link (above).
 
"How to Spot a Fraud"
Think Advisor interviews Janet Tavakoli
The outspoken risk consultant talks to ThinkAdvisor about the biggest red flags for fraud and the two 'big shorts' she sees now
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This site reposted my Letter to the Editor printed in yesterday's Financial Times about the first woman nominated by a party to run for President of the United States. It happened in 1872, forty-eight years before women could vote in the US.
Some great history from Janet Tavakoli, in a letter to FT: Sir, I read with interest your report “Hillary Clinton makes history as female presidential nominee” (FT.com, July 27). In fact, Victoria Woodhull was nom...
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This demand is coming from a ravaged black neighborhood in Chicago…
Shooting of 6-year-old girl revives demand for 1,000 more cops
(Rahm promised them protection in 2011 and never delivered.)
After three shootings this week in his gang-ridden 15th Ward, Ald. Ray Lopez is demanding that Mayor Rahm Emanuel keep a promise to hire 1,000 cops.
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"Why should the British not reject feckless policies?" - My letter in today's Financial Times.
Sir, I have read with interest the many commentaries against Brexit in the Financial Times, for example “I do not believe that Brexit will happen” (Gideon Rachman, June 28). The bias of the FT is palpable and a frequent topic of conversation among
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Tavakoli and (now) Dimon See Auto Loan Pain for Banks
Read more from Hugh Son at Bloomberg.

Of course, if you read Risk or if you circled me here, you already know this and much more.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said the market for U.S. automobile lending is “a little stressed” and that he foresees higher losses ahead for some competitors.
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Review of Twenty Years of Inside Life in Wall Street at the San Francisco Review of Books (link below and link to Amazon below):

"A gem of a book. Fowler's writing on trading activity is probably the best of any period. As Tavakoli writes in the foreword, the traders' classic Reminiscences of a Stock Operator pales in comparison."
San Francisco Review of Books

A quote from the book:
“Before night the market sagged and my stocks could not have been sold without a considerable loss. I was like a wild thing caught in a trap, not daring to break away with the loss of a limb, and waiting in terror the coming of the cruel hunter.”
 
http://www.sanfranciscoreviewofbooks.com/search/label/Robert%20Wenzel 

https://www.amazon.com/Revelations-Experience-Speculator-Annotated-Qualitative-ebook/dp/B01E05LL26/ 
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“If I was attorney general, I would indict the Clinton Foundation as a racketeering enterprise." —Rudy Giuliani
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is emerging as Donald Trump’s most ardent, high-profile backer, suggested Sunday that the Clinton Foundation should be indicted on racketeering charges.
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Have you noticed that it is harder to find bestsellers in product categories on #Amazon? Here's why: "Amazon is Less Great for Customers and Indie Authors."
Amazon. Wow! It was the internet phenomenon that revolutionized retail selling through its ease of use and customer service.* Amazon's web site was secur...
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Last week, the FT reported that Hillary Clinton had made history as the first female presidential nominee, only to be refuted by Janet Tavakoli, an informed Chicagoan reader. She points out that Hillary was the second. Victoria Woodhull was nominated to run for president by the Equal Rights Party in 1872 — 48 years before women were even able to vote in the US. 
Woodhull ran with Frederick Douglass, an African American, as her vice-presidential candidate...(read more via the link below).
How times have changed. David Cameron’s rumoured resignation honours for friends, stylists and donors may have gone down badly but compared with his predecessors they seem a bit tame. No such stinginess from Harold Wilson in his 1976 resignation honours — which became known as the “lavender list”.
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Google is manipulating search results today to make it hard for you to find stories like this one.
What Donald Trump did in his RNC acceptance speech was to raise the stakes of the election and define it in his own terms: Law and order, crime in the streets, and terror.
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From @JanetTavakoli  #RadicalIslamicTerrorism : "The beginning of Wisdom is to call things by their proper name.”– Confucius @realDonaldTrump @BarackObama
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“The name 'bear' is said to have been first given, at the time of the South Sea Bubble, to such persons as were operating to depress stocks, because they were acting the part of a man who would kill a bear for the sake of his skin.”
William Worthington Fowler
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President of Tavakoli Structured Finance, Inc., speaker, business writer, novelist.
Introduction
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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