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  1. February 2, 2011

    Finance: Shadow boxes

    ...Jenkins, Sam Jones, Dan McCrum, Gillian Tett and Aline van Duyn...as it exploded in size, writes Gillian Tett. That was partly because regulators...which he defined as “the whole alphabet soup of levered-up non-bank investment... By Brooke Masters and Jeremy Grant

  2. FT Alphaville

    November 12, 2010

    Pink picks

    ...rising influence in its region? Gillian Tett: Ireland has shown grit but must...A way to cook our regulatory alphabet soup Reforming the financial regulatory system...argument about how to stir the alphabet soup. And it’s why the FRC favours... Jennifer Thompson

  3. March 10, 2009

    Lost through destructive creation

    ...decade when bankers created bundles of mortgage-linked bonds, often intermingled with other credit derivatives. The alphabet soup of abbreviations this generated was often as baffling as the products that the acronyms represented. In 2006 and early... By Gillian Tett

  1. March 9, 2009

    Lost through destructive creation

    ...decade when bankers created bundles of mortgage-linked bonds, often intermingled with other credit derivatives. The alphabet soup of abbreviations this generated was often as baffling as the products that the acronyms represented. In 2006 and early... By Gillian Tett

  2. February 21, 2008

    Almost out of power?

    ...debt vehicles, many of which are also tied - directly or indirectly - into the CDS and monoline world. There is an alphabet soup of structured products that could unravel, such as tender option bonds (TOBs), which are linked to municipal debt... By Aline Van Duyn and Gillian Tett

  3. February 20, 2008

    Markets assess the costs of a monoline meltdown

    ...vehicles, many of which are also tied – directly or indirectly – into the CDS and monoline world. There is an alphabet soup of structured products that could unravel, such as tender option bonds (TOBs), which are linked to municipal debt... By Aline Van Duyn and Gillian Tett

  4. FT Alphaville

    May 18, 2007

    Why collateralised debt obligations matter

    ...recent times, says the FT’s Gillian Tett in her weekly Insight column...potential to dent confidence. Tett adds that she has been told...world as well – with all its alphabet soup. Gwen Robinson

  5. May 18, 2007

    The effect of collateralised debt should not be underplayed

    ...moral is clear: to understand the financial imperatives behind the buy-out boom, do not just blame central bankers (or the Chinese, for that matter). Instead, bone up on the structured finance world as well - with all its alphabet soup. By Gillian Tett

  6. May 17, 2007

    The effect of collateralised debt should not be underplayed

    ...the Chinese, for that matter). Instead, bone up on the structured finance world as well – with all its alphabet soup. gillian.tett@ft.com By Gillian Tett

  7. December 28, 2006

    Let’s pass on the alphabet soup

    ...more confusing still. Some investors blame the “alphabet soup” on the fact that many bankers in complex finance have...demand for products using derivatives – that drives the alphabet soup,” says Bob Pickel, head of the International Swaps... By Gillian Tett

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