Robert Pozen is Chairman of MFS Investment Management®, which manages over $150 billion in assets for individual and institutional investors. He currently is a senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School and was chairman of the SEC advisory committee on improving financial reporting, 2007 through 2008. In 2001 and 2002, Pozen served on President Bush's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. In 2003, he served as Secretary of Economic Affairs for Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Pozen was also formerly vice chairman of Fidelity Investments and president of Fidelity Management & Research Company. He has published a broad variety of articles in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Financial Times of London.
The Financial Crisis: A Parable.
Part I: The United States Housing Slump and the Global Financial Crisis.
Chapter 1 The Rise and Fall of U.S. Housing Prices.
Chapter 2 Fannie and Freddie.
Chapter 3 Mortgage Securitization in the Private Sector.
Chapter 4 Credit Default Swaps and Mathematical Models.
Part II: Impact on Stock and Bond Markets.
Chapter 5 Short Selling, Hedge Funds and Leverage.
Chapter 6 Capital Requirements at Brokers and Banks.
Chapter 7 Impact on Short-Term Lending.
Chapter 8 Insuring Deposits and Money Market Funds.
Part III: Evaluating the Bailout Act of 2008.
Chapter 9 Why and How Treasury Recapitalized So Many Banks.
Chapter 10 Increasing Lending Volumes and Removing Toxic Assets.
Chapter 11 Limiting Executive Compensation and Improving Boards of Directors.
Chapter 12 Were Accounting Rules an Important Factor Contributing to the Financial Crisis?
Part IV: The Future of the American Financial System.
Chapter 13 The International Implications of the Financial Crisis for the United States.
Chapter 14 The New Structure of U.S. Financial Regulation.
About the Author.