It wasn't Dr. Krugman's hate-mail treatment of securitization that made my brain go tilt.(I say this even though we concur with Barry Ritholz’s reasoning in his blog article, "Paul Krugman is Wrong About Securitization." )What really got to me was the reference to toaster...

R&R's Ann Rutledge discusses how flawed securitization set off the economic crisis in the cover story of the current issue of National Journal Magazine:"Until the early part of this decade, Rutledge says, most of the blueprints for building structured securities were imperfect but honest. Sometime...

"'Banks can pay bonuses without eroding capital if they were funded from profitable trades that were settled through financing provided by the government to AIG,' said Sylvain Raynes, a derivative consultant in New York and author of The Analysis of Structured Securities."Read the full article:...

At this very moment, throughout this great land of ours, ordinary people dwelling far away from the chaotic nonsense known as Wall Street are probably wondering how so much money could be wasted by so few people -- people who, in fact, live in another...

R&R's Sylvain Raynes was interviewed by Joe Soucheray on station KSTP in St. Paul, Minnesota, on March 18, for his views on the AIG bailout. Listen to the podcast on KSTP's Web site. Sylvain Raynes's part of the discussion comes about three-quarters of the way...

"The system was undermined by asking the American people, under the veil of secrecy, to bail out one company when in fact they wanted to bail out someone else," said Sylvain R. Raynes, an authority in structured finance and a founder of R & R...

R&R's Ann Rutledge contributes to "House of Cards," David Faber's definitive report on how a subprime credit crunch turned into what may be the most severe worldwide economic crisis in a century.The program, initially aired on CNBC on February 12, will be repeated over the...

An editorial by Sylvain Raynes and Phillip L. Zweig urges the Obama administration to end the credit crisis through a valuation process acknowledging that the intrinsic value of a security may be substantially greater than what a buyer is willing to pay for it in...

An article by Anousha Sakoui and Nicole Bullock in Financial Times entitled "Liquidation risk grows as DIP finance dries up" is one more piece of evidence that hybrid systems don't work. I'm referring here to the two corporate bankruptcy systems the U.S. has put in place:...