Insider recalls the day that Lehman died

September 15, 2009

Joseph Tibman was a senior banker at Lehman Brothers for 20 years and is now the author of “The Murder of Lehman Brothers, An Insider’s Look on the Global Meltdown”. Tibman writes under a pseudonym to preserve his ability to work in finance. The views expressed are his own.

Graphics: Markets since Lehman’s fall

September 10, 2009

Junk Bonds


Credit markets today have healed after the entire U.S. junk bond market traded at distressed debt levels suggesting a substantial risk of default. Those bond prices have since recovered and now offer investors returns of 40 percent to lead major asset classes.

Lehman plus 365 – and interactive

September 9, 2009

The anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ collapse on September 15 will doubtlessly bring with it vast numbers of stories about what it all meant. It was, after all, the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, a marker for the near collapse of the financial system and the trigger for government to pump trillions of dollars into economies to stave off another Great Depression.

from Davos Notebook:

Hank Paulson is not Gavrilo Princip, Lehman is not the Archduke Franz Ferdinand

January 29, 2009

Was letting Lehman go down the biggest mistake of the crisis? Many, including George Soros in the Financial Times, have argued that letting Lehman go down sowed panic to markets, consumers and businesses.