Neil A. O'Hara is a freelance financial writer with intimate knowledge of domestic and international markets. He covers a wide range of subjects from hedge funds, private equity and corporate governance to market and industry reviews as well as more technical topics, including exchange traded funds, options, securitization, credit derivatives, securities lending, prime brokerage, risk management and financial industry regulations. He is also the author of record for the 6th Edition of The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds (John Wiley & Sons, December 2011), an industry primer created by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.