Like all good bankers, I graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1995. I was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico in 1996, and worked as a fixed income consultant from 1996 to 1997. I sold bonds for Goldman Sachs in the Emerging Markets and Mortgage Departments from 1997 to 2004. In 2004, I founded Cedarcrest Capital LLC, a purchaser of distressed fixed income assets. I served as Finance Chair and Investment Chair for the Board of Trustees of the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West from 2003 until 2016, after graduating from there in 1991.
I’m not really anonymous, my name is Michael Taylor. I just liked the thematic idea of ‘getting sober,’ about money and finance.
All my stuff is here. Did I mention I have a book out? It’s called The Financial Rules For New College Graduates, and you should buy it for someone you love. I have a Sunday column in the San Antonio Express News which also runs Mondays in the Houston Chronicle. My work used to be regularly featured on the finance site www.businessinsider.com. Also twitter @bankeranonymous, Facebook as Bankersanonymous. and YouTube. I have been featured on the BBC’s NewsHour and World Have Your Say programs, and Texas Public Radio and frankly I’d like to do some more of that.