LAW AND THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM SECURITIZATION AND ASSET BACKED SECURITIES: LAW, PROCESS, CASE STUDIES, AND SIMULATIONS
By Tamar Frankel & Mark Fagan
Law and the Financial System: Securitization and Asset Backed Securities provides students and practitioners with a comprehensive source of materials and references for understanding the process and issues that surround the conversion of illiquid financial assets into tradable securities. The book begins with an overview of the financial system and the place of securitization in the system. The book focuses on the process and law of securitization and is derived largely from Tamar Frankel's treaties, Securitization (2nd ed. 2005). The book concludes with a global view of securitization and an assessment of the impact and future of securitizing financial assets. The legal text is enhanced with case studies and simulation exercises that bring context and practical application to the subject. Study questions covering law, business and public policy provide students with an opportunity to discuss and debate areas where answers are complex and often indeterminate. Simulation exercises enable students to test their own ideas with their peers using real world examples. The book can be used as a stand alone course on securitization or as a supplementary text for courses on financial regulation. Practitioners will find the book a useful desk reference.
This is the second book co-authored by Mark Fagan and Tamar Frankel. The first was "Trust and Honesty in the Real World" (2007).
Tamar Frankel authored Fiduciary Law (2008), Trust and Honesty, America's Business Culture at a Crossroad (2006), Securitization (2d.ed 2006), The Regulation of Money Managers (2d ed. 2001 with Ann Taylor Schwing), and more than 70 articles. A long-time member of the Boston University School of Law faculty, Professor Frankel was a visiting scholar at the Securities and Exchange Commission and at the Brookings Institution. A native of Israel, Professor Frankel served in the Israeli Air Force, was an assistant attorney general for Israel's Ministry of Justice and the legal advisor of the State of Israel Bonds Organization in Europe. She practiced in Israel, Boston and Washington, D.C. and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the American Law Institute, and The American Bar Foundation.
Mr. Fagan's research centers on the role of regulation in competitive markets. He has written about the impact of deregulation in the financial, transportation and electricity sectors. He teaches courses and guest lectures at Boston University School of Law and at Harvard Kennedy School. He has been a frequent seminar speaker at Harvard Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government; recent topics include the subprime disaster, securitization, Ponzi schemes, and financial bubbles. Mark Fagan is a founding partner of Norbridge, Inc. a general management consulting firm. He works with clients in the transportation, telecommunications and utility industries as they grapple with increasing shareholder value in a deregulated world. Prior to Norbridge, he was a Vice President of Mercer Management Consulting.