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Erin Arvedlund began her career as a reporter at Dow Jones newswires. She moved to Moscow, Russia, to write about business and emerging markets at the English-language daily newspaper, The Moscow Times. In 1998, Erin joined TheStreet.com, one of the first real-time Internet news and stock market web sites. She then moved to Barron's magazine to cover options, mutual funds and hedge funds. From 2003 to 2005 Erin reported on business and politics in the former Soviet Union for The New York Times. She also has Wall Street experience, having worked in the hedge fund industry at Sanford C. Bernstein private bank at AllianceBernstein.
Erin has a B.A. from Tufts University in International Relations and studied abroad for one semester at Leningrad State University in St. Petersburg, Russia. She writes a weekly column for The Philadelphia Inquirer on personal finance, contributes to Barron’s and also freelances extensively for print and online magazines such as Fortune, Outside, The Economist and Slate.com.
She is married and lives in Philadelphia. Her first book was “Too Good To Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff”(Penguin 2009). Her latest book “Open Secret”(Penguin 2014) chronicles the scandal behind the manipulation of interest rates during the financial crisis, in particular LIBOR.