R&R Consulting principal Sylvain Raynes challenges the government's claim that it purchased "investment grade" assets in its 2008 rescue of Bear Stearns. Read the full story by Caroline Salas, Craig Torres and Shannon D. Harrington, "Fed Made Taxpayers Unwitting Junk-Bond Buyers," Bloomberg, July 1, 2010....

R&R Consulting principal Sylvain Raynes expresses skepticism toward Goldman Sach's claims that it did not have full access to information on AIG's finances in its proprietary trades with the troubled insurer in 2005 and 2006. Read the full story by Greg Gordon, "Goldman admits it...

R&R Consulting principal Sylvain Raynes expresses skepticism over the effectiveness of a Senate proposal to establish a clearinghouse for rating complex securities. Read the full article by Karen Brettell, "Franken bill unlikely to make ratings more reliable," Reuters, May 14, 2010....

R&R Consulting principal Ann Rutledge is interviewed in an article on how to address the monopoly rating agencies currently enjoy, to the detriment of the debt market and the economy as a whole. Read the full article by Vanessa Drucker, "Second Rate," on the FundStrategy website....

A controversial recent encounter with Jim Cramer on CNBC has had many people asking, "Who is Sylvain Raynes?" Quantnetwork gets to the heart of the matter in an amusing in-depth interview with R&R Consulting's co-founder. Read the full article on Quantnetwork....

MarketWatch interviews R&R Consulting principal Sylvain Raynes on the importance of informed analysis in marketing CDOs. Read the full article by Alistair Barr: "Out of Thin Air: Synthetic CDOs, at the center of Goldman suit, inflated the credit bubble," MarketWatch, April 26, 2010....

David Fiderer recently explored the deeper ramifications of the Goldman Sachs controversy in a hard-hitting essay on Huffington Post entitled John Paulson Defends His Toxic CDOs By Insulting Everyone's Intelligence." R&R Consulting's Ann Rutledge solicits his further thoughts on the subject. Ann Rutledge (AR): David, this...