The Anti-Fabrice Tourre: Goldman's Andrew Davilman Was Shorting CDOs In 2007

Andrew Davilman

In the huge SEC case against Goldman’s Fabrice Tourre, we find out that he was finding buyers for the crap CDO, Abacus 2007-AC1, in 2007.(Read more about the case)

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While Tourre was inside Goldman marketing Abacus to investors (by allegedly misleading them), this man, Andrew Davilman, was inside Goldman Sachs shorting CDOs filled with crap mortgage bonds like Abacus.

The SEC case against Tourre alleges he made the CDO seem more attractive to investors so that they would go long it. He allegedly told investors that Paulson was long $200 million of Abacus, when actually he wasn’t. He was only short it.

According to Michael Lewis’ book, The Big Short, Davilman was betting against similar CDOs on behalf of Goldman around this same time. 2007 was the year when Goldman stopped selling insurance on subprime loans and started buying it for themselves.

Goldman is vigorously denying the SEC charges.

Read our minute-to-minute guide to the SEC’s charges against Goldman and Fabrice Tourre –>

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