The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

“A trio of economists are talking to packed houses about the grim future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the causes of the credit crisis, and the failings of ratings agencies.

Sylvain Raynes, Joshua Rosner, and Christopher Whalen are the power trio that has come to personify today’s collapsing capital markets…

“Raynes, a 51-year-old former Moody’s employee, formed R&R Consulting with his partner, Ann Rutledge, in 2000 to do what Moody’s and other rating agencies seemingly cannot: Decode the creditworthiness of structured securities.”

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