Summary: How Excessive Risk Destroyed Lehman and Nearly Brought Down the Financial Industry ''Uncontrolled Riskwill ruffle feathers-and for good reason-as voters and legislators learn thediffi cult lessons of Lehman's collapse and demand that we never forget them.''
Dr. David C. Shimko, Board of Trustees, Global Association of Risk Professionals ''Uncontrolled Riskis a drama as gripping as any work of fiction. Williams's recommendations forchanges in the gove ...show morernance of financial institutions should be of interest to anyone concernedabout the welfare of global financial markets.''
Geoffrey Miller, Stuyvesant Comfort Professor of Law and Director, Center for the Study ofCentral Banks and Financial Institutions, New York University ''The complex balance of free enterprise on Wall Street and the healthyregulation of its participants is the central economic issue of today.Williams's forensic study of Lehman's collapse may be the bestperspective so far on the issues that now face regulators.''
Jeffrey P. Davis, CFA, Chief Investment Officer,Lee Munder Capital Group ''Provides a very perceptive analysis of the fl aws inherent in risk management systems and modernfi nancial markets. Mandatory reading for risk managers and financial industry executives.''
Vincent Kaminski, Professor in the Practice of Management,Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University ''Gives the reader much food for thought on the regulation of our financial system and its interplaywith corporate governance reform in the United States and around the world.''
Professor Charles M. Elson, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance,University of Delaware The risk taking behind Wall Street's largest bankruptcy . . . In this dramatic and compelling account ofLeh ...show less