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Collateral Crunch Intensifies Following Moody's Downgrades

Jonathan Philp | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Jonathan Philp

In an environment where banks must focus on profitability to bolster core equity, there is a clear incentive to address the collateral optimization challenge.

Why a Banker Thinks Wall Street Should Be Regulated

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Most bankers are not the unethical and blindly greedy creatures that politicians and the media make them out to be; and there is no doubt that without the productive activities of the banking sector, no other industry in our nation would be able to survive or thrive. But that does not mean there isn't a ghost in the machine.

Protect Taxpayers Now With a Strong Volcker Rule

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The argument for the Volcker Rule is obvious -- we shouldn't allow risky bets that pay enormous bonuses to bankers if they work, but stick taxpayers with the bill if they fail.

Nasdaq Profits Jump Amid Battle For NYSE

Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

Nasdaq OMX Group's (NDAQ.O) quarterly profit rose 70 percent, as the exchange operator battling to buy out crosstown rival NYSE was helped by robust E...

Derivatives Industry Report Collapses

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

The financial industry is making completely baseless claims about derivatives and must resort to hollow chicanery in a deliberate attempt to mislead the public and to fool people on Capitol Hill.

The Wall Street "Trader Tax": Is Congress Targeting the Wrong Trades?

Chris Glorioso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Glorioso

One can debate whether a trader tax is wise or unwise on the whole, but it seems spurious to suggest the bulk of the tax burden should fall on traditional equities like stocks.

Alan Greenspan -- Stopped Clock of the U.S. Economy

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Terrance Heath

A stopped clock is indeed right twice a day, but only for a minute each time. Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan may be well on his way to being the stopped clock of the American Economy.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post...

Pali Capita Collapses After CEO

Reuters | Elinor Comlay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The boutique derivatives and fixed income firm Pali Capital, Elinor Comlay writes, was "an oasis of prosperity," before suddenly imploding with Bradle...

Citi Derivatives | Laurie Carver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Credit specialists at Citi are considering launching the first derivatives intended to pay out in the event of a financial crisis. The firm has drawn ...

Derivatives | William Greider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration promised to reform the financial system and make it safe for the rest of us, but recent Congressional action is more likely t...

Lehman's $50M Bonus Package For Employees Unwinding Derivatives Contracts Approved By Bankruptcy Judge

DAVID MCLAUGHLIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK--A judge on Wednesday said Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. could pay $50 million in bonuses to employees still grappling with a huge derivative...

Barney Frank Says He Will Reconsider Derivatives Rules, Acknowledges 'There May Be A Problem' | Michael Kranish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank, under fire from some fellow Democrats and consumer groups for carving out what...

CFTC Gets Derivatives Advice From Industry Insiders

HuffPost Investigative Fund | Keith Epstein And Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Like many federal agencies contemplating reform these days, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission is hearing a lot from the industry it regulates...

Major Loopholes In Derivatives Bill (For Now)

Newsweek | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to weeks of intense pressure from Wall Street banks and their customers in corporate America, the bill that was approved on Thursday by Rep. Ba...

Electronic Trading For Derivatives To Increase Transparency: Geithner | Matthew Leising | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

May 13 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Treasury will tell banks to increase transparency in the over-the-counter derivatives market by making prices available...