William Worthington Fowler
"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.
"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.'”
Read a free excerpt: http://www.janettavakoli.com/unveiled-threat-excerpt-2/
- Tavakoli Structured Finance, Inc.President, present
“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 swaps, collateralized 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 institutions, law 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.
- University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of BusinessMBA
- Illinois Institute of TechnologyB.S. Chemical Engineering