Author Archives: dian3353

On NPR: Dodd-Frank Rollback ‘Completely Ignores’ How Financial System Works

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“What worries me about this is it completely ignores the way our financial system actually works. No bank is an island in today’s world, regardless of its size. Midsize banks sell their loans upstream. They form syndicates that take on bigger risks. They provide critical lines of credit to big local industries that are big employers, so they’re connected to the larger economy in dozens of ways we may not even see until the dominoes start to fall.”

Read the full article here.

Talks at GS: Lessons Learned from Black Monday

Diana discusses the lasting lessons from Black Monday – the biggest drop in Wall Street history – and the relevance in understanding today’s markets, along with insights from her extensive reporting on the Bernie Madoff scandal. Part of the Talks at GS series of Goldman Sachs.

TED Talk: Lessons From History’s Biggest Ponzi Scheme

One of the most challenging things I’ve done lately was to prepare, memorize, and deliver a TEDx talk at Yale earlier this month. Called “Trust, Lies and Bernie Madoff,” it explores the paradox of trust. Trust is both a nourishing, enriching part of life and an essential element of a healthy economy and a healthy society. BUT it is also “the only weapon a con man needs to destroy his victims’ lives.” How should we navigate the dual nature of trust when we handle our money? See my suggestions in the video above.