Yves Smith is a financial blogger. Her blog, Naked Capitalism, focuses on the economy and finance. With over 25 years of experience in finance, Smith has developed investment banking strategy for McKinsey & Company, played a role in acquisitions and leveraged buyouts at Goldman Sachs, and established a New York-based mergers and acquisition department for Sumitomo Bank. More recently, Smith founded Aurora Advisors Inc., a New York-based management consultant firm. Yves Smith is the pen name of Susan Webber, a Principal of Aurora Advisors, Inc.