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Fool's Gold The Inside Story of J. P. Morgan and How Wall St. Greed Corrupted Its Bold Dream and Created a Financial Catastrophe

ISBN-10: 1439100136

ISBN-13: 9781439100134

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gillian Tett

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List price: $21.00
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 4/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Gillian Tett has a PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge University. She became a Journalist with a strong interest in finance. She served as the Financial Times newspaper's deputy head of the Lex column (an agenda-setting column on business and financial topics), Tokyo bureau chief, economic correspondent, and foreign correspondent. In 2003, she published a book on Japan's banking crisis, Saving the Sun: How Wall Street Mavericks Shook Up Japan's Financial World and Made Billions. In 2004 she began building a group at the Financial Times to cover capital markets anticipating the need to watch an industry that was growing quickly. By 2007, one year before everyone else, she began issuing warnings of a looming financial crisis. In honor of her work she was given 3 awards: the Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards, British Business Journalist of the Year and the Wincott Prize. She speaks regularly at conferences around the world on finance and global markets. She is the author of Fool's Gold: The Inside Story of JP Morgan and How Wall Street Greed Corrupted It's Bold Dream and Created a Financial Catastrophe. It is the tale of how a team of Wall Street bankers led by JP Morgan created the world of "Shadow Banking" and then lost control of their creation.

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Innovation
The Derivatives Dream
Dancing Around the Regulators
The Dream Team
The Cuffs Come Off
Merger Mania
Perversion
Innovation Unleashed
Mr. Dimon Takes Charge
Risky Business
Leveraging Lunacy
Tremors
Disaster
First Failures
Panic Takes Hold
Bank Run
Bear Blows Up
Free Fall
Epilogue
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
Notes
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index