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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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"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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William Worthington Fowler’s Twenty Years of Inside Life in Wall Street or Reflections of the Personal Experience of a Speculator is a joy to read. The best Wall Street epic I've ever read. http://myBook.to/typ
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Just released! My qualitative finance book, #RISK.
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Jennifer Roberts interviews Janet Tavakoli about global RISK, the next Big Short, and financials. (VIDEO)
The market's rough start to the year has left many investors on shaky ground. But what's the best way to play risk against reward in this environment? Joining us now is Janet Tavakoli, president of Tavakoli Structured Finance and author of the upcoming book Risk.
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Apple v. Amazon. Amazon wins.
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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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Brussels. If you read my memoir, Unveiled Threat, you know my views. Share it with a friend.

"This is a book that everyone who loves and wishes to support women should read." -- Washington's Blog

“Jarred my thinking and emotions. Heart wrenching!!! Every American needs to read this book!”

"Janet Tavakoli knows her stuff, has strong opinions, and turns a colorful quote." -- Financial Times

In September 2014, Tavakoli asked His Excellency Iyad bin Amin Madani, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), why criminals from so many different countries and cultures continue to band together in the name of Islam to commit mayhem and murder authorized by the highest levels of Islamic clergy.

He dodged the question.

Unveiled Threat: A Personal Experience of Fundamentalist Islam and the Roots of Terrorism is her answer based on her first-hand experiences, and what it means for the United States today.
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Bloomberg TV interviews Janet Tavakoli: Smart trades and shorting par securities that can only go down in value. Read more about it in my new book RISK. Available for pre-order on Amazon. Releases tomorrow, March 1! 
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Tavakoli Structured Finance President Janet Tavakoli discusses subprime auto loans. She speaks on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
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"Too many borrowers are likely driving away with cars they can’t afford, said Janet Tavakoli, president and founder of Tavakoli Structured Finance. Tavakoli sounded alarms about the mortgage bubble before its collapse. Now she’s predicting troubles brewing in auto securities."

“'The auto loan market is very similar to what we saw before,' she said, calling loan fraud one of her biggest concerns. 'Borrowers aren’t well-documented, and in many cases they don’t even need credit scores,” she said. "It’s a real scandal this is happening.'”
A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans. Good luck finding a bank willing to do the trade.
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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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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