On behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management, independent German financial journalist Lars Schall talked with U.S. financial investment advisor Catherine Austin Fitts about, inter alia: the equity markets in Europe, the U.S. and China; the risk connected to an interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve; the frictions within the current global order and economy; and the “phenomenal successful“ presidency of Barack Obama.
By Lars Schall
The following interview was conducted for and originally published here by Matterhorn Asset MGMT in Zurich.
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Catherine Austin Fitts is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and the Wharton School (MBA). At the Chinese University of Hong Kong she studied Mandarin. She served as a managing director and member of the board of the Wall Street investment bank Dillon, Read & Co, Inc. (now part of UBS). Later, she was Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the presidency of George Herbert Walker Bush. As such, she was responsible for the operations of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the largest mortgage insurance fund of the world.
In the years afterwards, Fitts spoke publicly about the degree of fraud endemic in the federal mortgage operations, trillions of dollars missing from government agencies and the connections to drug trafficking and “black budgets.” (2) Moreover, with her mentioned expertise, she was one of the first to warn of an approaching housing bubble.
Catherine Fitts is the president of Solari, Inc., publisher of “The Solari Report” (www.solari.com), and managing member of Solari Investment Advisory Services, LLC. She lives in Tennessee, U.S.A.