Academics

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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Casavant Pipe Organ

The 83-year-old instrument was fully restored in 2003 and features 4,266 pipes.

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