Noncompliant: A Lone Whistleblower Exposes the Giants of Wall Street

Noncompliant: A Lone Whistleblower Exposes the Giants of Wall Street

by Carmen Segarra

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Overview

A first-hand account of the oversight of the big banks in the wake of the financial crisis, from the Federal Reserve examiner who refused to be silenced

In 2011, Carmen Segarra took a job as at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York supervising for Goldman Sachs. It was an opportunity, she believed, to monitor the big bank's behavior in order to avoid another financial crisis.

Segarra was shocked to discover, however, the full extent of the relationship between Goldman and the Fed. She began making secret recordings that later became the basis of a This American Life episode that exposed the Fed's ineffectiveness in holding banks accountable.

In Noncompliant, Segarra chronicles her experience blowing open the doors on the relationship between the big banks and the government bodies set up to regulate them.
As we mark the tenth anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis, Noncompliant shows us how little has changed, and offers an urgent call for real reforms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568588452
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,137,305
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

After her dismissal from the FRBNY, Carmen Segarra released audio recordings exposing the Fed's inefficiency in holding the bank accountable. Some of the recordings were featured in a joint ProPublica and This American Life piece (released on Sept 26, 2014). Formerly the National Policy and Outreach Chair at the Hispanic National Bar Association, Segarra now works as an advocate for regulatory transparency and reform. She lives in New York.

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