A WVFC interview with Deutsche Bank’s Karen Weaver
by Elaine Lafferty
We kept hearing about this woman named Karen Weaver, a top Wall Street analyst, who correctly sounded the alarm three years ago about the subprime mortgage crisis that has shaken the global economy (PDF) to its core. If only Wall Street and the banking industry had listened.
Today, Weaver is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Securitization Research, responsible for Deutsche Bank’s research on securitized fixed-income products. She also manages Deutsche Bank Research-Americas, which has 300 professionals covering economics, debt and equity markets. Weaver joined Deutsche Bank from Credit Suisse First Boston in 2000. Prior to joining CSFB, she was a portfolio manager active in the ABS and MBS markets.
We asked Weaver — who everybody listens to now — for her thoughts on the economy and the future: