Arming the mid-size companies with a new funding channel might trigger the valuations hike further, imposing the notorious "bubble" the VCs like to talk about. Don't underestimate the power of billboards or TV commercials with investment offerings.
In life, whatever it is we are seeking will not arrive in the form we are expecting. Such is the case with raising equity in a post JOBS Act market -- something that fascinated but at the same time confused many business owners.
We pay, and the corporations who caused the problem have higher profits. The Regulatory Accountability Act is not about government accountability; it's about the allocation of who pays, with taxpayers ultimately footing the bill.
A nasty strain of austerity capitalism has taken over Europe, leaving broken lives in its wake. Researchers Servaas Storm and C.W.M. Naastepad consider how things got so bad, what role economists and misguided policy-makers have played, and how to change course.
A government shutdown once again loomed, and familiar deadlines and ultimatums flew around Washington. And Congress just used the threat to loosen the rules created in the wake of the financial crisis, a victory for Wall Street banks in their constant and well-funded campaign against reform.
Republicans have already signaled that one of their first priorities will be to repeal or cripple regulations that are supposed to keep our economy stable, protect Americans' money and jobs, and prevent Wall Street consumer fraud and abuse.
Offshore accounts have made headlines recently, with 51 global jurisdictions agreeing to automatically share and exchange details of tax data. Included in this agreement is information on offshore accounts and their operational procedures.
Our audience looked shell-shocked although it was only the morning of day 2. Deer in the headlights-I think I was the only one in the room smiling. How could I lighten their load? This is not a funeral nor a death sentence I thought. 6 years later, has anything really changed?
Of all the crazy things people have said about former AIG chief Hank Greenberg's lawsuit claiming the insurance giant's financial-crisis bailout wasn't good enough, the craziest was that he just might win.
Knowing more about finance does not lead to better financial decisions. In fact, some of the most supposedly knowledgeable people in finance -- mutual-fund managers -- don't make better financial decisions than other people.