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MEDIA COVERAGE—MOST RECENT:

Crook, Clive. “How to Fix the Credit-Rating System.” Bloomberg View, July 13, 2014.

Gordon, Greg. “Credit ratings still broken, experts say, offer a fix.” McClatchy Washington Bureau, July 10, 2014.

Nicklaus, David. “Credit rating process still needs reform.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 11, 2014.

Rutledge, Ann, and R.E. Litan. “A Real Fix for Credit Ratings.” Brookings Institution Research Papers, July 9, 2014. Link

MEDIA COVERAGE—2013 AND EARLIER

“ABCP for Indie Films?” Video interview with Sylvain Raynes, BNN SqueezePlay, November 16, 2010. Link

Adams, Thomas, A. Rutledge, and S. Raynes. “Joint Obligation Ratings in Consumer ABS.” Journal of Structured Finance (Spring 2011).

Alden, William. “A Would-Be Ratings Agency Without Rose-Colored Glasses.” New York Times DealBook, December 8, 2011.

Alden, William. “Reported Standard & Poor’s Investigation Lends Credence To Senate Financial Crisis Report.” Huffington Post, August 18, 2011.

“Back to Basis for Securitization and Structured Credit: Interview With Ann Rutledge.” Institutional Risk Analyst, June 22, 2009.

Bajaj, Vikas. “Moody’s Says Workers Rated Some Securities Incorrectly.” New York Times, July 2, 2008.

Barr, Alistair. “Out of Thin Air: Synthetic CDOs, at the center of Goldman suit, inflated the credit bubble.” MarketWatch, April 26, 2010.

Benner, Katie. “Can CIT end the bailout mentality?” FORTUNE Magazine, July 20, 2009.

Benner, Katie. “Prophets of the credit crisis.” FORTUNE Magazine, July 11, 2008.

Bolton, Deirdre, and M. Miller. “Raynes Says S&P ‘Wrong Messenger’ for U.S. Debt Concerns.” Bloomberg Television – Inside Track (video interview), August 31, 2011.

Brettell, Karen. “Franken bill unlikely to make ratings more reliable.” Reuters, May 14, 2010.

Brettell, Karen. “Help needed to reduce reliance on credit ratings.” Reuters, July 16, 2009.

Burne, Katy. “Prime Signs of Pain Emerge.” Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2011.

CaptJJYossarian. “Jim Cramer vs. Sylvain Raynes: Who is Mr. Raynes?” Firedoglake, April 17, 2010.

Cha, Ariana Eunjung, and J.L. Yang. “Lack of proper mortgage paper trail could leave big banks reeling again.” Washington Post, October 14, 2010.

Chernoff, Alan. “The other economic culprit.” CNN, April 30, 2010.

Chittum, Ryan. “Audit Notes: Mortgage Bonds, Junkets, Digital Hype.” Columbia Journalism Review, January 26, 2012.

Cohan, Peter. “Behind the $4 Trillion in CDOs: Sneaky Banks and Worthless Ratings.” DailyFinance, April 26, 2010.

“Comment Period for Changes to Regulation AB Passes,” The Ratings Debate (Performance Trust), February 11, 2011. Link

Condon, Bernard (Associated Press). “Does Goldman case tarnish Cassandras of the crash?” Yahoo Finance, April 21, 2010.

Conlin, Michelle. “Insight: Losses loom for investors enmeshed in U.S. mortgage chaos.” Reuters, June 21, 2013.

Coutts, Sharon. “Details of Some AIG Sales Kept From Public.” ProPublica, July 15, 2009.

Craig, Susanne, and B. Protess. “Everyone Was to Blame, Crisis Commission Finds.” New York Times DealBook, January 27, 2011.

De Gasquet, Pierre. “Comment la ‘machine à bulles’ est entrée dans la tourmente.” Les Echos, April 19, 2010.

Doherty, Christian. “First Rate?” GAA Accounting (October 2011).

Drucker, Vanessa. “Blaming the Messenger.” Fundweb, August 8, 2011. Link

Drucker, Vanessa. “Second Rate.” Fund Strategy, May 6, 2010. Link

Faber, David. “House of Cards.” Interview with Ann Rutledge in CNBC Special Report, February 13, 2009.

Fabrikant, Geraldine. “The Bond Market Discovers a New Leading Man.” New York Times, July 28, 2012.

Fabrikant, Geraldine. “In Bonds, a Balance of Risks and Yields.” New York Times, January 9, 2010.

Faux, Zeke, and J. Shenn. “Subprime Mortgage Bonds Getting AAA Rating S&P Denies to U.S. Treasuries.” Bloomberg, August 31, 2011.

Fons, Jerome S. “Shedding Light on Subprime RMBS.” Journal of Structured Finance (Spring 2009).

Gallu, Joshua, and Z. Faux. “SEC’s Notice to S&P May Signal Enforcement Cases Against Rating Companies.” Bloomberg, September 27, 2011

Gandel, Stephen. “Does Michael Lewis’ Harvard Thesis Exonerate Goldman?” Curious Capitalist (TIME Magazine blog), March 20, 2010.

Gandel, Stephen. “Homeowners Ask: Hey, Washington, a Little Help?” TIME Magazine, October 16, 2008.

Gordon, Greg. “Industry wrote provision that undercuts credit-rating overhaul.” McClatchy Washington Bureau, August 7, 2013.

Gordon, Greg. “While Goldman raked in profits, clients squirmed.” McClatchy Newspapers, April 14, 2011.

Gordon, Greg. “Critics: Goldman should give back $2.9 billion to taxpayers.” McClatchy Newspapers, February 15, 2011.

Gordon, Greg. “Goldman admits it had bigger role in AIG deals.” McClatchy News, June 29, 2010.

Gordon, Greg. “SEC’s Goldman charges could be just the beginning.” McClatchy Newspapers, April 16, 2010.

Gordon, Greg. “Goldman’s Chief Gets Bonus of $9 Million in Stock.” McClatchy Newspapers, February 5, 2010.

Gordon, Greg. “Fed delayed disclosure of controversial AIG payout.” McClatchy Newspapers, January 7, 2010.

Gordon, Greg. “Details of one Goldman deal reveal lopsided conflicts.” McClatchy Newspapers, December 30, 2009.

Gregory, Mark. BBC World Service, March 5, 2009. Transcript formerly posted in “The Real Villains: The Rating Agencies,” From the Ground Up, blog by Jessica Cheam, April 17, 2009.

Groendahl, Boris, and D. Campbell. “Trichet May Save Face with S&P, Fitch Greece Moves: Euro Credit.” Bloomberg, July 4, 2011.

“Großbanken spekulieren mit Griechen-Krise.” Der Spiegel, February 25, 2010.

Hall, Kevin G. “How Moody’s sold its ratings — and sold out investors.” McClatchy Newspapers, October 18, 2009.

Hall, Kevin G., and G. Gordon. “Goldman under scrutiny for its role in Greece’s fiscal woes.” McClatchy Newspapers, February 25, 2010.

Hall, Phil. “Weighing The Impact Of The CFPB’s Proposed Servicing Rules.” MortgageOrb, April 25, 2012.

Hall, Phil. “The Fall And Rise Of The Housing Market—Part Four.” MortgageOrb, September 8, 2011.

Hall, Phil. “The Fall And Rise Of The Housing Market—Part One.” MortgageOrb, September 5, 2011.

Harkavy, Ward. “Wall Street Crime Blockbuster: Goldman’s Lucrative Bets Against America,” Village Voice Blogs, December 24, 2009.

Headlee, Celeste. “How Banks Bet Against the Housing Market . . . and Won.” The Takeaway (interviews with Louise Story and Sylvain Raynes), December 24, 2009.

Hegland, Corine. “Why the Financial System Collapsed.” National Journal Magazine, April 11, 2009.

Hirsh, Michael. “A Battle Royale Over Credibility.” National Journal, August 8, 2011.

Hirsh, Michael. “Financial Ratings Agencies Worse than Useless.” Newsweek, October 1, 2009.

Howley, Kathleen M. “Credit ratings fueled subprime boom.” Bloomberg, December 27, 2007.

Huffington, Arianna. “My Late Night Visits from the Ghosts of Financial Outrages Past, Present, and Future.” Huffington Post, April 20, 2009.

“In-Depth Look – Stress Test Methodology.” Interview with Ann Rutledge, Bloomberg–Video News, April 24, 2009.

Ivry, Bob, and J. Shenn. “How Lou Lucido Helped AIG Lose $35 Billion With CDOs Made by Goldman Sachs.” Bloomberg, March 31, 2010.

Jarvis, Gail Marks. “If bailout plan won’t unclog mess, what will?” Chicago Tribune, September 24, 2008.

Jones, Sam. “When junk was gold.” Financial Times, October 17, 2008.

Kahn, Sharon. “Why Risking a Lower Credit Rating Can Make Good Strategic Sense.” Corporate Board Member (February 2010).

Kennedy, Julia Taylor. “The U.S. Credit Rating Downgrade: What Does it Mean?” Audio and transcript of interview with Ann Rutledge. Carnegie Council – Just Business, August 9, 2011.

Keoun, Bradley, and G. Finch. “RBS Said to Scrap Sale of Bonds Backed by Own Derivative.” Bloomberg, April 3, 2012.

Keoun, Bradley. “Credit Suisse Toxic Bonuses Provide 75% Returns.” Bloomberg, January 19, 2012.

Kix, Paul. “The Man Who Would Save the Economy.” Boston Magazine (February 2008).

Krakauer, Steve. “CNBC Guest Calls Jim Cramer ‘Public Relations Officer’ For Goldman Sachs.” MediaIte, April 16, 2010.

“Le grand déballage ne fait que commencer.” Les Echos, April 20, 2010.

“Les pays européens en faillite les uns après les autres.” Come4News – C4N (Nanterre), May 4, 2010. Link

Lucchetti, Aaron, and K. Scannell. “New Debt Products Test Moody’s Methods.” Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2008.

Massar, Carol. “Interview with former Moody’s Senior Analyst/Vice President Sylvain Raynes.” Bloomberg, September 30, 2009.

McKenna, Barrie. “Goldman Fraud Charges Cast Shadow over Wall Street.” CTV News, April 17, 2010.

Mollencamp, Carrick, and S. Ng. “Wall Street Wizardry Amplified Credit Crisis.” Wall Street Journal, December 27, 2007.

“Morgan Stanley Plans to Turn Downgraded Loan CDO Into AAA Bonds.” Bloomberg, July 8, 2009.

Morgenson, Gretchen. “BB? AAA? Disclosure Tells Us More.” New York Times, September 4, 2010.

Morgenson, Gretchen, and L. Story. “Banks Bundled Bad Debt, Bet Against It and Won.” New York Times, December 24, 2009.

Morgenson, Gretchen. “AIG Bailout Priorities Are in Critics’ Cross Hairs.” New York Times, March 18, 2009.

Morgenson, Gretchen. “Time to Unravel the Knot of Credit-Default Swaps.” New York Times, January 25, 2009.

Morgenson, Gretchen. “Debt Watchdogs: Tamed or Caught Napping?” New York Times, December 7, 2008.

Morgenson, Gretchen. “When Bond Ratings Get Stale.” New York Times, October 10, 2009.

Nasiripour, Shahien, “Goldman Sachs Got Billions From AIG for Its Own Account, Crisis Panel Finds,” Huffington Post, January 28, 2011.

“New Research Predicts Realized RMBS Losses Will Increase.” MortgageOrb, January 25, 2012. Link

Ng, Serena. “Banks Want Fed to Iron Out ‘Maiden.’” Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2012.

Ng, Serena. “‘Collateral Managers’: Independent or ‘for Hire’?” Wall Street Journal, June 21, 2011.

Ng, Serena, and L. Rappaport. “How Fed Crisis Aid Got Tested.” Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2010.

Ng, Serena, and L. Rappaport. “Raters See Windfall in Bailout Program.” Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2009.

Nguyen, Andy. “Interview with Sylvain Raynes.” QuantNet, April 25, 2010.

Nguyen, Andy. “Sylvain Raynes tells truth on CNBC show, is yanked off air.” QuantNet, April 16, 2010.

“NHK Special.” Documentary with interviews of Ann Rutledge and Sylvain Raynes. NHK, June 23, 2008 (in Japan) and July 6, 2008 (in U.S.).

Palamar, Iuliia, D. Abitbol, A. Rutledge, S. Raynes. “ABSTRAK and the Greeks: The Mathematics of Valuing Structured Securities in the Secondary Market.” Journal of Structured Finance (Fall 2011).

Patel, Julie. “Citizens at eye of storm over state investment pool.” South Florida Sun-Sentinel, January 13, 2008.

Pittman, Mark, and C. Harper. “Treasury Preserves Bank Payday with AIG Rescue Cash.” Bloomberg, March 24, 2009.

Reilly, David. “Shadow-Banking System Next Up for De-Stressing.” Bloomberg, May 8, 2009.

Richard, Christine, and B. Ivry. “Lehman Failed Lending to Itself in Alchemy Eluding Dodd-Frank.” Bloomberg, March 11, 2011.

Ritholtz, Barry. “Drawing the Correct Lessons from Lehman Bros.” The Big Picture, March 11, 2011.

Robinson, Matt. “S&P Lawsuit Undermined by SEC Rules Impeding Ratings Competition.” Bloomberg, February 5, 2013.

Roland, Neil. “SEC’s long-anticipated crackdown on bond raters a dud, say critics.” Financial Week, December 5, 2008.

Roland, Neil. “SEC’s effort to ease reliance on credit raters is limited by host of other government rules.” Financial Week, July 3, 2008.

Roland, Neil. “Smaller raters cry foul over SEC’s proposed disclosure requirements.” Financial Week, June 27, 2008.

Ross, Janell. “Occupy Wall Street Group Looks For Financial System Fixes.” Huffington Post, November 2, 2011.

Rutledge, Ann. “Correcting The Flaw In The Rating System.” MortgageOrb, June 10, 2011.

Rutledge, Ann. “Reducing the Risk from Securitization.” Secondary Market Executive (August 2011).

Rutledge, Ann. “Mandating ‘Skin in the Game’ is Reinventing the Wheel.” American Banker, November 30, 2009.

Rutledge, Ann. “The Paradox of Securitization.” Policy Innovations (Carnegie Council), October 19, 2009.

Rutledge, Ann. “The Balance between Risk and Return is Everybody’s Business.” Carnegie Ethics Online (Carnegie Council), August 4, 2009.

Rutledge, Ann. “Capital, Not Toasters, Dr. Krugman.” EconoMonitor, April 13, 2009.

Salas, Caroline, and M. Leising. “Federal Reserve Withholds Collateral Data, Denying Taxpayers Gauge of Risk.” Bloomberg, December 2, 2010.

Salas, Caroline, and J. Shenn, “New York Fed Faces ‘Inherent Conflict’ in Mortgage Buybacks.” Bloomberg, October 21, 2010.

Salas, Caroline, C. Torres, and S.D. Harrington. “Fed Made Taxpayers Unwitting Junk-Bond Buyers.” Bloomberg, July 1, 2010.

Salmon, Felix. “Chart of the day: Credit convexity (ultra-wonky).” Reuters Blogs, May 6, 2009.

Schatzker, Erik. “Interview of Ann Rutledge,” Bloomberg, March 31, 2010.

Schwartz, Nelson D., and E. Dash. “Banks Bet Greece Defaults on Debt They Helped Hide.” New York Times, February 24, 2010.

Shenn, Jody. “S&P May Reduce 1,196 Securities Tied to Residential Mortgages After Errors.” Bloomberg, December 15, 2010.

Siemionczyk, Grzegorz. “Grecji uda sie uniknac kryzysu bankowego.” Parkiet, July 6, 2011.

Sissoko, Carolyn. “The de(con)struction of the ‘market maker.’” Synthetic Assets, May 12, 2010.

Sissoko, Carolyn. “Ann Rutledge Channels Confucius.” Synthetic Assets, June 22, 2009.

Smith, Randall, and S. Ng. “Bond Insurers Appear Shaky As Credit Climate Worsens.” Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2007.

Smith, Yves. “Yes, Virginia, Servicers Lie to Investors Too: $175 Billion in Loan Losses Not Allocated to Mortgage Backed Securities (and Another $300 Billion on the Way).” Naked Capitalism, January 26, 2012.

Snyder, Michael T. “11 Reasons America Would Be A Better Place Without Goldman Sachs.” Seeking Alpha, March 14, 2012.

Torres, Craig, and K. Hays. “Bernanke Signals U.S. Should Pay More for Bad Debt.” Bloomberg, September 23, 2008.

Torres, Craig, and S. Lanman. “Fed Risks ‘Spitting in the Wind’ With New Aid Pledges.” Bloomberg, November 26, 2008.

Toto, Christian. “Sleeper Material?” Boxoffice.com, February 25, 2010.

Toto, Christian. “Summer Staying Power.” Boxoffice.com, May 15, 2009.

TraderMark. “Who is Sylvain Raynes and How Did He Make it on CNBC?” Fundmymutualfund, April 16, 2010. Link

“Tunisian Co. Preps $150 Mln Film Securitization.” Total Securitization, September 15, 2008.

Voyles, Bennett. “The Teflon Analyst.” Mortgage Banking (October 2011).

Voyles, Bennett. “Tiger-Riding for Fun and Profit.” CFO India (January 2011).

Voyles, Bennett. “The next unsinkable ship? Covered bonds may look more solid than securities, but could bring a new set of risks.” Mortgage Banking (October 2009).

Andrea Mandel-Campbell. “Were Rating Agencies Duped?” Business News Network SqueezePlay, May 13, 2010.

Whalen, Chris. “B of A: Bond Holder’s Haircut Can Restore Solvency.” Institutional Risk Analyst, October 5, 2009.

Whalen, Christopher. “Fair-value accounting, derivatives increase global debt deflation.” Reuters, October 7, 2011.

Whalen, Christopher. “Standard & Poor’s and the ratings game.” Reuters, August 8, 2011.

Whitman, Janet. “Issuers, ratings agencies too close for comfort.” Financial Post, June 14, 2008.

Witt, Emily. “Standard & Poor’s Ran a Credit Check on America: Outlook Negative.” New York Observer, August 16, 2011.

Woo, Eva. “Merrill Lynch Sells Off Mortgage-backed Securities.” Caijing, July 30, 2008.

Woo, Eva. “Credit Market’s Recovery Grinds to a Halt.” Caijing, June 6, 2008

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