I have mentioned Philippa Malmgren before. She is an insider's insider. She was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy on the National Economic Council. She was also a member of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets, aka, the Plunge Protection Team. Her client list includes every elite corporate firm in the world (Take a minute to look at the list, its mind boggling.). You don't get much more insider than this.
The clip below is from a longer clip that she is using to promote her speaking qualifications (via The Sweeney Agency). It is pretty incredible. She talks about the "trickle of capital making its way to the right location." Then she tells the story of "six guys in Santa Monica" that "you will never hear of," but who are manipulating the system big time, by buying broken banks, taking the best assets and then selling the junk to the government for cash.