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The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. was a New York-based global investment bank, securities trading and brokerage firm that failed in 2008 as part of the global financial crisis and recession, and was subsequently sold to JPMorgan Chase. [1]

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Alan C. Greenberg

Alan Courtney "Ace" Greenberg (September 3, 1927 – July 25, 2014) was a Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc.

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Alan Schwartz

Alan David Schwartz (born 1950/1951) is an American businessman and is the executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners, an investment banking firm based in Chicago and New York.

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Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands.

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In financial accounting, an asset is an economic resource.

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Asset-backed security

An asset-backed security (ABS) is a security whose income payments and hence value are derived from and collateralized (or "backed") by a specified pool of underlying assets.

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Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.

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Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers

The filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by financial services firm Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008, remains the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history, with Lehman holding over in assets.

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Barclays plc is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in London.

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Ben Bernanke

Ben Shalom Bernanke (born December 13, 1953) is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, from 2006 to 2014.

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BlackRock, Inc. is an American global investment management corporation based in New York City.

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Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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Brokerage firm

A brokerage firm, or simply brokerage, is a financial institution that facilitates the buying and selling of financial securities between a buyer and a seller.

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Capital market

A capital market is a financial market in which long-term debt (over a year) or equity-backed securities are bought and sold.

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Christopher Cox

Charles Christopher Cox (born October 16, 1952) is an American lawyer and former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a 17-year Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, and member of the White House staff in the Reagan Administration.

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Class action

A class action, class suit, or representative action is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of that group.

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Clearing (finance)

In banking and finance, clearing denotes all activities from the time a commitment is made for a transaction until it is settled.

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Collateral (finance)

In lending agreements, collateral is a borrower's pledge of specific property to a lender, to secure repayment of a loan.

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Collateralized debt obligation

A collateralized debt obligation (CDO) is a type of structured asset-backed security (ABS).

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A counterparty (sometimes contraparty) is a legal entity, unincorporated entity, or collection of entities to which an exposure to financial risk might exist.

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Credit rating

A credit rating is an evaluation of the credit risk of a prospective debtor (an individual, a business, company or a government), predicting their ability to pay back the debt, and an implicit forecast of the likelihood of the debtor defaulting.

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Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado.

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Derivative (finance)

In finance, a derivative is a contract that derives its value from the performance of an underlying entity.

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Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.

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An economy (from Greek οίκος – "household" and νέμoμαι – "manage") is an area of the production, distribution, or trade, and consumption of goods and services by different agents.

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is one of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks of the United States.

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Financial crisis of 2007–2008

The financial crisis of 2007–2008, also known as the global financial crisis and the 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

In the United States, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) is a private corporation that acts as a self-regulatory organization (SRO).

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Financial services

Financial services are the economic services provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of businesses that manage money, including credit unions, banks, credit-card companies, insurance companies, accountancy companies, consumer-finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds, individual managers and some government-sponsored enterprises.

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Financial Times

The Financial Times (FT) is a Japanese-owned (since 2015), English-language international daily newspaper headquartered in London, with a special emphasis on business and economic news.

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Fortune (magazine)

Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States.

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Frankfurt, officially the City of Frankfurt am Main ("Frankfurt on the Main"), is a metropolis and the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany.

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Hedge fund

A hedge fund is an investment fund that pools capital from accredited individuals or institutional investors and invests in a variety of assets, often with complex portfolio-construction and risk-management techniques.

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House of Cards (Cohan book)

House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street is the second book written by William D. Cohan.

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Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.

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In general, to invest is to allocate money (or sometimes another resource, such as time) in the expectation of some benefit in the future – for example, investment in durable goods, in real estate by the service industry, in factories for manufacturing, in product development, and in research and development.

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Investment banking

An investment bank is typically a private company that provides various finance-related and other services to individuals, corporations, and governments such as raising financial capital by underwriting or acting as the client's agent in the issuance of securities.

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Investment management

Investment management is the professional asset management of various securities (shares, bonds and other securities) and other assets (e.g., real estate) in order to meet specified investment goals for the benefit of the investors.

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Irvine, California

Irvine is a master-planned city in Orange County, California, United States.

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Irving Place Capital

Irving Place Capital, formerly known as Bear Stearns Merchant Banking (BSMB), is an American private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout and growth capital investments in middle-market companies in the industrial, packaging, consumer and retail industries.

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Jake Zamansky (lawyer)

Jacob (Jake) H. Zamansky is an American securities arbitration attorney.

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James Cayne

James E. Cayne (born February 14, 1934) is an American businessman, a former CEO of Bear Stearns.

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Janus Capital Group

Janus Capital Group, Inc. was an American publicly owned investment firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Edward Epstein (born January 20, 1953) is an American financier and registered sex offender.

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Joe Lewis (British businessman)

Joseph C. "Joe" Lewis (born 5 February 1937) is a British businessman, investor, and art collector who currently lives in New Providence, Bahamas.

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Joseph Ainslie Bear

Joseph Ainslie Bear (May 28, 1878 – July 13, 1955) was an American banker who co-founded the investment bank Bear Stearns.

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JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in New York City.

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Legg Mason

Legg Mason, Inc. is an American investment management firm with a focus on asset management and serves customers worldwide.

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Lehman Brothers

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (former NYSE ticker symbol LEH) was a global financial services firm.

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Leverage (finance)

In finance, leverage (sometimes referred to as gearing in the United Kingdom and Australia) is any technique involving the use of borrowed funds in the purchase of an asset, with the expectation that the after tax income from the asset and asset price appreciation will exceed the borrowing cost.

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Lewis Ranieri

Lewis S. Ranieri (born 1947) is a former bond trader, founding partner and current chairman of Ranieri Partners,http://www.ranieripartners.com/ranieri-senior-executive-team-1/lewis-s-ranieri a real estate firm.

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Liquidity crisis

In financial economics, a liquidity crisis refers to an acute shortage (or "drying up") of liquidity.

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Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino bordering Italy.

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Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and its historical birthplace.

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Market value

Market value or OMV (Open Market Valuation) is the price at which an asset would trade in a competitive auction setting.

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Matt Taibbi

Matthew C. "Matt" Taibbi (born March 2, 1970) is an American author and journalist.

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May Day

May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on 1 May.

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Merrill Lynch

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management is a wealth management division of Bank of America.

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Milan (Milano; Milan) is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper having a population of 1,380,873 while its province-level municipality has a population of 3,235,000.

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Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered at 1585 Broadway in the Morgan Stanley Building, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

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Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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Naked short selling

Naked short selling, or naked shorting, is the practice of short-selling a tradable asset of any kind without first borrowing the security or ensuring that the security can be borrowed, as is conventionally done in a short sale.

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New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange (abbreviated as NYSE, and nicknamed "The Big Board"), is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York.

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Notional amount

The notional amount (or notional principal amount or notional value) on a financial instrument is the nominal or face amount that is used to calculate payments made on that instrument.

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Primary dealer

A primary dealer is a firm that buys government securities directly from a government, with the intention of reselling them to others, thus acting as a market maker of government securities.

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Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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Richard Marin (investment banker)

Richard A. Marin (born 1954) was an American investment banker at the former New York investment bank Bear Stearns.

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Robert B. Stearns

Robert B. Stearns (1888-1954) was a prominent American financier.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Salim L. Lewis

Salim L. "Cy" Lewis (October 5, 1908 – April 28, 1978) was the Managing Partner of Bear, Stearns & Company, running the company from 1949 until shortly before his death in 1978.

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San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan (Saint John) is the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States.

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São Paulo

São Paulo is a municipality in the southeast region of Brazil.

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Securities lending

In finance, securities lending or stock lending refers to the lending of securities by one party to another.

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Securitization is the financial practice of pooling various types of contractual debt such as residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, auto loans or credit card debt obligations (or other non-debt assets which generate receivables) and selling their related cash flows to third party investors as securities, which may be described as bonds, pass-through securities, or collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).

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Security (finance)

A security is a tradable financial asset.

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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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St. Louis


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Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC (S&P) is an American financial services company.

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State Street Global Advisors

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is the investment management division of State Street Corporation and the world's third largest asset manager, with nearly $2.8 trillion (USD) in assets under management as of 31 December 2017.

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Stock swap

A stock swap is a strategy used during a merger or acquisition of a company.

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Stock trader

A stock trader or equity trader or share trader is a person or company involved in trading equity securities.

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Subprime mortgage crisis

The United States subprime mortgage crisis was a nationwide banking emergency, occurring between 2007 and 2010, that contributed to the U.S. recession of December 2007 – June 2009.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Vanguard Group

The Vanguard Group is an American registered investment advisor based in Malvern, Pennsylvania with over $5.1 trillion in assets under management.

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an independent agency of the United States federal government.

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Wall Street Crash of 1929

The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as Black Tuesday (October 29), the Great Crash, or the Stock Market Crash of 1929, began on October 24, 1929 ("Black Thursday"), and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its after effects.

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Wealth management

Wealth management is an investment-advisory discipline which incorporates financial planning, investment portfolio management and a number of aggregated financial services.

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Whippany, New Jersey

Whippany is an unincorporated community located within Hanover Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States.

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383 Madison Avenue

383 Madison Avenue is an office building owned and occupied by JP Morgan Chase in New York City on a full block bound by Madison Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue between East 46th and 47th Streets.

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