Fatal Risk

Fatal Risk

A Cautionary Tale of AIG's Corporate Suicide

Book - 2011
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"The true story of how risk destroys, as told through the ongoing saga of AIG. From the collapse of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, the subject of the financial crisis has been well covered. However, the story central to the crisis-that of AIG-has until now remained largely untold. Fatal Risk: A Cautionary Tale of AIG's Corporate Suicide tells the inside story of what really went on inside AIG that caused it to choke on risk and nearly bringing down the entire economic system. The book reveals inside information available nowhere else, including the personal notes and records of key players such as the former Chairman of AIG, Hank Greenberg. Takes readers behind the scenes at the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Details how an understanding of risk built AIG, but a disdain for government regulators led to a run-in with New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Fatal Risk is the comprehensive and compelling true story of the company at the center of the financial storm and how it nearly caused the entire economic system to collapse."--
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2011.
ISBN: 9780470889800
Branch Call Number: 368.0065 Boyd 04/2011
Characteristics: xii, 349 p. ;,24 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

May 28, 2013

The major question today, which always goes unanswered, is who owned or owns AIG? Does the author ever mention C. Starr? Did Coll, when he wrote a book on ExxonMobil, ever explain who actually owns ExxonMobil (historically owned by the Rockefeller family)? No, of course not! In America today no one is supposed to know who owns anything!


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at My Library

To Top