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美财经专家:金融监管导致影子银行应运而生


(Source: ifeng.com – 2014-05-18)

S&P at risk of becoming the Arthur Andersen of the sub-prime crisis


(Source: BNN.ca – February 5, 2013)

SEC: Goldman misstated – Sylvain Raynes on CNBC


(Source: CNBC, YouTube, Media ITE)

Raynes Says S&P `Wrong Messenger’ for U.S. Debt Concerns


Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) — Sylvain Raynes, principal at R&R Consulting, discusses Standard & Poor’s decision to give securities backed by subprime home loans a AAA rating, higher than what it assigned the U.S. government. Raynes, who is also a former analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, speaks with Deirdre Bolton and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television’s “InsideTrack.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Rutledge Says AIG Had `Recipe For Implosion’ With CDOs


March 31 (Bloomberg) — Ann Rutledge, founding principal of R&R Consulting, talks with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker about how collateral replacements for collateralized debt obligations helped drive American International Group Inc. to the brink of disaster. CDOs were at the heart of the financial crisis that sparked the highest U.S. jobless rate in a generation. They were among the largest contributors to the $1.8 trillion of losses at the worlds largest financial firms since the start of 2007, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. (Source: Bloomberg)

ABCP for Indie Films?


(Source: BNN.ca)

SEC Warns Rating Agencies


(Source: BNN.ca)

Betting on Movies


(Source: BNN.ca)

More Perspective – Credit Rating Conflicts


(Source: Bloomberg)

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