Read Part 1 in the ‘Three Bankers’ miniseries here. Read Part 2 here.
Banker 3: Brian
Brian grew up in a rural state with the cards stacked against him—middle-class, scrappy and short, he overachieved his way into being the top finance student in my class. He taught me how a collateralized debt obligation worked in September of 2008, when no one else had a flipping clue as to why Lehman Brothers was collapsing, using stick figures and diagrams.
(“So wait, the credit rating agencies did what to bad debt?” I shrieked, outraged.)
(“Yep,” he sighed, and handed me a fresh gin and tonic.)
Miraculously he got a job at a major bank. Click here to read more