The Big Interview: Joseph Mason

The Big Interview

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Everyone who was caught off-guard by this year's subprime CDO turmoil should have paid better attention to Joseph Mason. A full eight months ago, the Drexel University finance professor, and Joshua Rosner, a financial analyst at Graham & Fisher, published a paper outlining how lack of transparency in collateralised debt obligations, combined with deteriorating mortgage lending standards, could lead to a broad market collapse.

Entitled How Resilient Are Mortgage-Backed Securities to Collateral

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