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Gillian Tett is a British author and award-winning journalist at the Financial Times, where she is an assistant editor overseeing the FT's global financial markets coverage. The Financial Times on March 1, 2010, announced the appointment of Gillian Tett as U.S. managing editor. She has written about the financial instruments that were part of the cause of the financial crisis that started in the fourth quarter of 2007, such as CDOs, credit default swaps, SIVs, conduit, and SPVs.
Total Books: 13
Following a Ph.D. in social anthropology at Clare College, Cambridge based on field research in the former Soviet Union, Tett moved to a career in journalism while doing fieldwork in Soviet-influenced Central Asia and joined the Financial Times in 1993. She worked in the former Soviet Union and in Europe and was posted to Tokyo in 1997, where she later became bureau chief.
In 2003 Tett became deputy head of the influential Lex column. In 2010 The Huffington Post asked "Is Gillian Tett The Most Powerful Woman in Newspapers?"
Tett predicted the financial crisis in 2006. Her 2009 book Fool's Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe was widely reviewed throughout the English-speaking world and won the Spear's Book Award for the financial book of 2009.