Articles About Bankers
- James I. Clark III
Happy 212th Birthday, Nykredit Realkredit!
The CMBS market is anything but rotten in the state of Denmark. While the American mortgage securitization system crumbles, the Danes are successfully securitizing commercial and residential loans exactly as they have since 1797. That’s when Nykredit Realkredit – Denmark’s largest mortgage bank – was established. And, there hasn’t been a single Danish mortgage bond […]
- Mike Ochs
A Brief History of the Fed
The origins of the public/private Federal Reserve Bank is the subject of a new book “Innumeracy”, by John Allen Paulos. Established in 1913 when Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act in an attempt to prevent financial panics, the Fed still had an aura of mystery. Even more curiously, the Fed’s founders knowingly created the perception […]