See No Evil: Uncovering The Truth Behind The Financial Crisis

See No Evil: Uncovering The Truth Behind The Financial Crisis

by E. Banks


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230278936
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/03/2010
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ERIK BANKS is a Senior Risk Advisor for a European universal bank. Over the past 23 years, he has held senior risk positions in the investment banking and hedge fund sector in New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and Munich. He is the author of more than 20 books on risk, derivatives, emerging markets and governance, including the Palgrave titles Failure of Wall Street, (2004), Dictionary of Finance, Investment and Banking (2009) and Dark Pools (2010).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Prologue: Crisis Redux 1

1 A Quick Recap 5

2 The US Banks Got It Wrong... 32

3 ...and So Did the European Banks 58

4 The Fannie and Freddie Sinkhole 78

5 Fuel to the Fire I: The Rating Agencies 93

6 Fuel to the Fire II: Regulators, Politicians, and Lobbyists 105

7 A Handful of Sages 130

8 The Blame Game: Fingerpointing and Apologies 147

9 Closing the Barn Door 162

10 Get Ready for the Next One... 186

Notes 199

Index 235

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