Scenario analysis requires you to think several steps ahead. If you had mischief on your mind, how would you corner thegold market? Here’s my game theory scenario for malefactors who know that taxpayers cover their losses when things go wrong, and cronies keep the gains when trades work out in their favor.
- Tavakoli Structured Finance, Inc.President, present
Janet 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.
- Illinois Institute of TechnologyB.S.Ch.E.
- University of Chicago Graduate School of BusinessMBA