Yves Smith

Naked Capitalism, Founder


Yves is the creator of the "Naked Capitalism" blog and author of "ECONNED: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism." She has spent more than 25 years in the financial services industry and currently heads Aurora Advisors, a New York-based management consulting firm specializing in corporate finance advisory and financial services. Prior experience includes Goldman Sachs (in corporate finance), McKinsey & Co., and Sumitomo Bank (as head of mergers and acquisitions). Yves has written for publications in the United States and Australia, including The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Slate, The Conference Board Review, Institutional Investor, The Daily Deal and the Australian Financial Review. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.