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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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For my Spanish-speaking readers, La Rebelión de los Jesuitas, the Spanish translation of my financial fiction novel, Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits, has just arrived on Amazon. Unlike the English edition, the Spanish edition is suitable for ages 13 and up. (Link below.)

"Conspiraciones dentro de conspiraciones, un thriller de ritmo rápido" -  Publisher's Weekly

Note: I do not speak (much) Spanish, so I did not have a hand in the translation. I had others do the job: translator, copyeditor and proofreader. I was told the result was so-so. Two good friends, one long-time friend from university days and a long-time friend who works with the Chilean sovereign wealth fund, scrubbed the manuscript; I mention the latter two in the acknowledgements. They spent months of their precious spare time, and I’m lucky to have such good friends.
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Washington's Blog says my "new book Decisions: Life and Death On Wall Street is a fascinating peek behind the curtain of the world of high-finance.  Decisions also answers the burning question: why none of the problems which caused the 2008 crisis have been fixed."
Print: http://mybook.to/decisionspr
Kindle: http://mybook.to/decisions
Good news! Amazon's Kindle Singles publishers have chosen Decisions and are migrating it to their exclusive online store within two weeks.
Janet Tavakoli has been one of the clearest voices on finance and banking for well over a decade. She wrote several books well before the 2008 crisis warning of the dangerous risks being taken by d...
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Warren Buffett is still looking for large deals. Click the link below for the video. Here's my interview about Wall Street's massive fraud with complicit CDO managers and rating agencies that led to unwilling taxpayer bailouts. Buffett became the beneficiary of bailouts that later led to enormous leveraged deals like his recent Kraft deal, made possible by cheap global financing subsidized by taxpayers via Central Banks.
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Janet Tavakoli, president of Tavakoli Structured Finance battles CNBC anchors and contributors who deny predatory lending by banks and the lenders banks funded. Every single person in this CNBC video except Janet Tavakoli is either a CNBC anchor or a CNBC contributor. The fun begins around 4:20. Even the seemingly reasonable William (“Bill”) Isaac, former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, suggests banks weren't a huge part of the problem. View the video via this link at the Columbia Journalism Review who took CNBC to task for this travesty.
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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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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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Jane Wollman Rusoff, contributing editor of Research Magazine / +Thinkadvisor interviewed me about the general situation in the global financial markets: "Janet Tavakoli: Sequel to Wall Street Horror Show is Coming." You can view it via the link below.
Tavakoli talks to ThinkAdvisor about three banker suicides, why another global meltdown is coming and how JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon holds onto power
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More on predatory lending and the transfer of wealth from people with the fewest resources to people with the most money and influence. The production to corruption ratio dropped like a stone, and that is a disaster for the republic known as the United States.
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Excerpt of Christopher Faille's review: "Janet Tavakoli, the president of Tavakoli Structured Finance and an authority on credit derivatives, has written a reflective memoir about life in the world of finance, and specifically about the ringside seat she occupied in the years leading up to the gravest financial crisis in history.""

Early on in Tavakoli’s work on Merrill Lynch’s interest-rates swap desk, in the late 1980s, she understood that whenever that desk had a problem, 'it had nothing to do with the swap. It was always a credit problem, and almost all of the serious credit problems for investor grade bonds involved fraud.' Tavakoli is not a woman who employs words carelessly, and when she says fraud she means … fraud."

Read the rest of Christopher Faille's review of Decisions: Life and Death on Wall Street via the link to All About Alpha below.
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Huffington Post's  edition of Nomi Prins' review of Decisions: Life and Death on Wall Street   http://myBook.to/decisionspr
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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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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