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Janet Tavakoli
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Attended Illinois Institute of Technology
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Jamie Dimon's Throat Cancer: Business Implications for JPMorgan Chase
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The reserve currency status of the USD weakens when international trade in alternate currencies eliminates the dollar as the middleman.
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TXU, a $45 billion LBO, the largest ever, just filed for bankruptcy. What is a leveraged buyout? Here's a reminder.
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If you’re a sovereign debtor, you may want to do something more prudent for your country, and you might be some sort of crazy idealist who thinks the truth actually matters. But remember. If you break Tavakoli’s Law of Sovereign Bailouts, banks and their water-carriers at the IMF and World Bank will cut all your credit lines. They’ll cut you until you stop screaming and shut up. All bailouts will be done on their schedule and in their own way to minimize the impact on banks in countries with the most clout.
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Read Thomas Peterffy's long-proposed global solution to HFT spoofing and my further comments on why other New York financial leadership has a credibility gap.
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In November 2008, President Obama was elected, and he was sworn in January 2009. The country was promised change and reform. Recently two democrats close to the top of President Obama’s administration made excuses to me for the lack of financial reform in the United States. Their separately related versions were remarkably similar, so similar they seemed scripted. (Updated March 23, 2014)
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Almost six years after the financial crisis, JPMorgan, Citigroup, and Bank of America face fines of around $12 billion each for their role in mortgage malfeasance. In the context of the damage done and the bailout money poured into banks; the fines are miniscule and won’t even cover the damage done in one or two blighted areas.
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CSPAN's Brian Lamb interviews Janet Tavakoli on the financial crisis. Regulators failed to investigate, and the Department of Justice failed to prosecute.
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Rosenberg figured out how to drive up the Comex price by having his broker bid up the price of just one contract at the opening, the first contract trade of the day. That way, he got 3 or 4 more cents per ounce when he sold his pile of silver certificates to Metals Quality. Everyone else who sold silver certificates that day to Metals Quality also benefited from the higher price, although they didn’t know why. Read more...
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Germany’s top financial regulator recently said it is investigating manipulation in currencies and precious metals that is worse than the global LIBOR rigging scandal. Each new instance of manipulation has regulators claiming they are “shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!”

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.
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If the United States manages to grow its way out of debt, the money that bailed out financiers will still be paid back by this generation or the next.
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Janet 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
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
    B.S.Ch.E.
  • University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
    MBA