Wednesday, May 13, 2009

William Seidman

by Bill McBride on 5/13/2009 07:02:00 PM

From Bloomberg: William Seidman, Who Led Cleanup of S&L Crisis, Dies

In his memoir [published in 1993], Seidman offered a set of lessons learned. They included, “Instruct regulators to look for the newest fad in the industry and examine it with great care. The next mistake will be a new way to make a loan that will not be repaid.”
Those two sentences should be emblazoned above every desk of every financial regulator.

My condolences to Mr. Seidman's family and friends.