Janet Tavakoli on Risk and Reward

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York City

April 21, 2016: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Janet Tavakoli will speak on her latest book, Risk: Your Global Guide.  Her reader-friendly commentaries on complex financial topics break new ground in global finance.  


NY Life
51 Madison Avenue
New York, New York

Event Details

Janet Tavakoli's Unique Insights on Risk and Reward:
• Identify a bank's biggest risks
• Manage the risk of short positions
• A new big short and how to find the next big short
• The huge hole in the Efficient Market Hypothesis
• The most important analysis to reduce portfolio risk
• Red flags for fraud
• The paramount concept omitted from texts on risk
• The major myth propagated by Modern Portfolio Theory
• A "fixed income" analysis that is as important for stocks as it is for bonds
• The leverage paradox
• How to fix the global banking system


35 USD per person


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Deadline: 4/20/2016

Speaker Profiles

Janet Tavakoli (Speaker)

Janet Tavakoli is an expert in credit risk, securitizations, derivatives and other financial instruments. She frequently serves as an expert witness in large, high-profile civil suits and is sought out for her advice on risk management and expert witness consulting.

The University of Chicago profiled her as "Structured Success", and Business Week as "The Cassandra of Credit Derivatives." Credit Magazine profiled her as one of the Top Women in Credit. Research Magazine profiled her work in its cover story: "Finding the Culprits of the Crisis". She is the author of Credit Derivatives & Synthetic Structures, 2nd ed. (Wiley 2001), Structured Finance & Collateralized Debt Obligations, 2nd ed. (Wiley 2008), and Dear Mr. Buffett: What an Investor Learns 1,269 Miles from Wall Street, (Wiley 2009).

Janet Tavakoli is the former Executive Director, Head of Financial Engineering in the Global Financial Markets Division at Westdeutsche Landesbank in London. She headed market risk management for the capital markets group for Bank One in Chicago. Tavakoli headed the asset swap trading desk at Merrill Lynch in New York, headed mortgage backed securities marketing for Merrill Lynch in New York, and headed mortgage backed securities marketing to Japanese clients for PaineWebber in New York. She also worked for Goldman Sachs in mortgage marketing and for Bear Stearns heading marketing for quantitative research.


Andrew Peters, '11