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Daily Archives: February 21, 2011

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Liquidity Risk Management Case Study: Lehman Brothers

Between 2003 and 2004 Lehman Brothers acquired five mortgage lenders including the subprime originator BNC Mortgage LLC and Alt- A mortgage originator Aurora Loan Services. During the house price bubble these acquisitions contributed to Lehman achieving record revenues and becoming the fastest growing investment bank

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Book Review: The End of Wall Street – Roger Lowenstein

Roger Lowenstein’s book “The End of Wall Street” is a font of information regarding the recent financial crisis. Beautifully written in clear and simple language, it explores the environment that created the house price bubble and the impact on the mortgage market particularly with regard to subprime and Alt –A mortgages.