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April 19, 2009
Janet Tavakoli
Author, "Dear Mr. Buffett: What an Investor Learns 1, 269 Miles from Wall Street"
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Janet Tavakoli

CURRENT:
· Founder and president of Tavakoli Structured Finance, Inc.

PREVIOUS:
·Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance (Derivatives), University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
· Executive Director, Head of Financial Engineering in the Global Financial Markets Division at Westdeutsche Landesbank in London ·Head of market risk management for the capital markets group for Bank One in Chicago
·Head of asset swap trading desk and mortgage backed securities marketing at Merrill Lynch in New York
·Head of mortgage backed securities marketing to Japanese clients for PaineWebber in New York
·Head of marketing for fixed income quantitative research for Bear Stearns

EDUCATION:
·B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
·MBA in Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

BOOKS:
·"Dear Mr. Buffett: What an Investor Learns 1, 269 Miles from Wall Street"
·"Structured Finance & Collateralized Debt Obligations: Developments in Cash and Synthetic Securitization" (2008) ·"Collateralized Debt Obligations & Structured Finance: New Developments in Cash and Synthetic Securitization" (2003)
·"Credit Derivatives and Synthetic Structures"(2001)




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Info: Janet Tavakoli is founder and president of Tavakoli Structured Finance, a Chicago-based firm that provides consulting to financial institutions and institutional investors. . Her new book is called "Dear Mr. Buffett: What an Investor Learns 1,269 Miles from Wall Street." Its the story of her meetings with Warren Buffet prior to the economic downturn and how that impacted the way she views investing. She is a former adjunct professor of derivatives at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. She has also worked for Westdeutsche Landesbank in London, Bank One in Chicago, Merrill Lynch, PaineWebber, and Bear Stearns





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