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Fool's Gold Gillian Tett

Fool's Gold By Gillian Tett

Fool's Gold by Gillian Tett


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Summary

* Inside the financial crisis as the bankers themseves rode the boom and fell with the crash, from the first UK journalist to predict it

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Fool's Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe by Gillian Tett

In the mid 1990s, at a vast hotel complex on a private Florida beach, dozens of bankers from JP Morgan gathered for what was to become a legendary off-site meeting. It was a wild weekend. But among the drinking, nightclubbing and fist-fights lay a more serious purpose - to assess the possibility of building a business around the new-fangled concepts of credit derivatives. The group at the heart of this revolution was an intense team, made up of individuals with a supreme sense of loyalty to each other and to the bank - for years, nothing could break them apart. But when, finally, the team dispersed, the innovations spread far beyond their original intentions, producing perversions in the mortgage market that ultimately culminated in disaster. Part real-life thriller, part investigation and expose, this searing narrative takes us deep inside the shadowy world of complex finance - A PERFECT STORM for the credit crunch

About Gillian Tett

Gillian Tett is Assistant Editor for the FINANCIAL TIMES where she has worked for fifteen years. In 2008 she won the British Press Award for the Financial Journalist of the Year. She often appears on programmes such as TODAY and NEWSNIGHT and lectures widely.

Additional information

GOR001788693
9781408701645
1408701642
Fool's Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe by Gillian Tett
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
2009-04-30
352
Winner of Spear's Book Awards: Financial Book of the Year 2009
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