As the world struggles with economic meltdown, the search for solutions requires a thorough understanding of the roots of the problem. If you think you're confused, the presentation by R&R's Ann Rutledge at the Japan Society on October 2, 2008, will show you why. Ann's...

It is now clear that for years we have been putting our money where our mouth isn't.Non-recourse, off-balance sheet finance, a.k.a. securitization/structured finance, is about the value of a pool of loans where the risks are redistributed inside a structure. What are the loans worth?...

Ann Rutledge will join a panel of experts at the Japan Society in New York City on Thursday, October 2, analyzing the root causes of the current financial market turmoil and assessments of the future of the U.S. and global economies. The discussion, which will...

What do you make of the provisions (draft bailout bill 132, 133) authorizing the SEC to suspend mark-to-market (MTM)? Do you think they will exercise this authority? What’s the buzz on the Street? Would suspension just create more confusion and uncertainty?Also, a study of mtm...

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke signaled that the government should buy devalued assets at above-market values to make its proposed $700 billion rescue package most effective in combating the financial crisis...

I am reminded of the first paragraph in the CFA manual under the header, Ethics in the Investment Profession—Ethical practices by investment professionals benefit all market participants and stakeholders, and lead to increased investor confidence in global capital markets. Clients are reassured that the investment...

"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...

Debating whether credit agencies are partly to blame for the subprime mortgage crisis, with Ann Rutledge, R&R Consulting principal, and Josh Rosner, Graham Fisher & Co. managing director Click here to watch the video ...