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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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Nomi Prins, author of All the President's Bankers, wrote a great review of Decisions: Life and Death on Wall Street. Here's an excerpt (or go to the link below to read the entire review):

“Janet Tavakoli is a born storyteller with an incredible tale to tell. In her captivating memoir, Decisions: Life and Death on Wall Street, she takes us on a brisk  journey from the depravity of 1980s Wall Street to the ramifications of the systemic recklessness that crushed the global economy. Her compelling narrative sweeps through her warnings about the dangers of certain bank products in her path-breaking books, speeches before the Federal Reserve, and in talks with Jaime Dimon.”
 
“She probes the moral complexity behind the lives, suicides and murders of international bankers mired in greed and inner conflict. Some of the people that touched her Wall Street career reflect broken elements of humanity. The burden of choosing money and power over values and humility translates to a loss for us all.”
 
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Bloomberg terminals crashed today, but Bloomberg bugs have been an ongoing issue. Here's today's news.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/bloomberg-terminals-go-down-globally-1429262782
See below for my earlier warning.
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From "Money and Other Subjects," the blog of Andrew Tobias, author of The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need:

"Meanwhile, my friend Janet (Tavakoli, financial genius) married an Iranian and moved to Teheran in 1978 — the year before the hostage crisis — and recently published Unveiled Threat: A Personal Experience of Fundamentalist Islam and the Roots of Terrorism.  Short, powerful, informative, and — like any account of radical Islam, let alone its treatment of women — deeply troubling." http://myBook.to/unveiledpr
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Decisions: Life and Death on Wall Street

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In her new memoir, Janet Tavakoli shines a bright light on the money-driven culture of #WallStreet and #Washington , and the life and death consequences of our decisions that put profit above all.

*Just released! Available as an #eBook * or a print edition (http://myBook.to/decisionspr) only from Amazon. 105 pages.
On Amazon you can click "search inside this book" to read a free excerpt to see if this is for you. This nonfiction book will appeal more to people with an interest in finance and the bank bailouts.
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Nine Reasons Silicon Valley Should Move to Chicago.

Are you tired of living in Silicon Valley's tech bubble? Do you want to be part of a growing startup-friendly tech hub? Come to Chicago! Here are nine more reasons to make the move:

Water: Chicago has water. Lots of water. Take lots of guilt-free long hot showers. Spring through fall, sail on the great lake Michigan. Join the famous Mackinac Boat Race. Watch the annual Air and Water Show.
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Profile in Courage: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI.)
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) voluntarily served two tours of combat duty in Iraq and currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee....
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To those who asked, I have not been very active on #Twitter up until now, but I will be posting more links on #Twitter  in future. If you are interested, this is my Twitter handle:@JanetTavakoli
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All the Presidents' Bankers by #Nomiprins  is now available in paperback. This year is the Fed's 100th birthday. Learn about the past and present web of influence that extends to the most powerful families in the USA in Wall Street and Washington.
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S&P Doubles Its CMBS Ratings Business After SEC Bans It From Market

“It really does demonstrate how everything is all for show,” said Janet Tavakoli, founder of Chicago-based consulting firm Tavakoli Structured Finance Inc. “The SEC just gives huge loopholes that you can drive a Mack truck through.”
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Do derivatives confuse you? Do you hate bond math? We feel the same way! So we simplified your life with headache free QE math.
— The Federal Reserve Board We-Hate-Math Committee (satire)
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Prince Henry of Wales, aka #PrinceHarry , responds to a lucrative job offer from #GoldmanSachs , puts Goldman in its place, and provides some needed perspective. (Satire)
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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