Analysis of Credit Default Swaps and Rating Agencies

In addition to the problem of securitization and the proliferation of so-called mortgage backed securities (MBS), the rating agencies who rated the investment quality of these MBS and the growth of unregulated markets for additional derivates, such as credit default swaps (CDS), amplified the current financial crisis.

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What started as a freshman prank in 1913?
The giant R

The giant "R" seen on the mountain north of the University that is about one-third the size of the Quad.

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