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Can Wall Street Kill a Fiduciary Rule?

Barbara Roper | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Barbara Roper

An explosive new blog post at AdvisorHub purports to quote a high-ranking Morgan Stanley executive deriding the notion that Wall Street would ever allow a real fiduciary standard to be applied to its business. The arrogant assumption that Wall Street runs Washington and the patent disregard for investor well-being give the alleged emails a convincing ring.

'Whatever, Janet' Indeed -- Fed's Yellen Outfoxes the Bond Bullies, Finesses Rate Policy, Buoys Investors

Terry Connelly | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

U.S. financial markets have been highly volatile but with little to show for investors, as opposed to traders, who make their best livings from pointless volatility, for all the swaying back and forth since the start of 2015.

Can Big Oil Keep Paying High Dividends?

James Stafford | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
James Stafford

The utter collapse in oil prices has compelled the Italian oil company Eni to slash its dividend, becoming the first major oil company to do so. With the biggest oil companies facing giant holes in their balance sheets, could Eni merely be the first among many to make such a move?

Shahien Nasiripour

Here's The Biggest Big Bank Mystery

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

Some of the biggest U.S. banks think they’d fare much better in a severe economic downturn than the Federal Reserve forecasts. Their executives and ...

Morgan Stanley To Pay $2.6 Billion To Settle Claims From Financial Crisis

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business

(Adds background) Feb 25 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley said it will pay $2.6 billion to the U.S. government to resolve potential claims ...

Retailers, Bankers and Democrats Agree

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Income inequality is killing the economy. Retailers, bankers and Democrats agree on that. Really. It's only Republicans who continue to insist that income inequality is great.

How Wall Street Still Gets Its Way in Washington, DC

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

The Boston Globe about Wall Street's secretly purchased influence in Washington, D.C. was somewhat mistitled as being about the "struggle for the Democratic Party's Soul." It's also about how Wall Street's virtually unlimited cash secretly influences the key debates as well as the policy outcomes in the nation's capital.

No Other Developed Country Creates Low-Paying Jobs Quite Like The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business

America may be exceptional in many ways, but it also tops the charts of a new, troubling ranking. The U.S. has more low-paying jobs than any other ...

Take Yourself To Work Every Day!

April Rudin | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
April Rudin

The entire notion of a "personal self" vs. a "work self" - with clear boundaries in between - is fading. There will inevitably be spillover. Research and experience have shown that when employees have opportunities to express who they really are in the workplace, everyone benefits.

Morgan Stanley CEO Doesn't Believe More Bankers Should Have Gone To Jail For Financial Crisis

Reuters | Lauren Tara LaCapra | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business

By Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK, May 6 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman said on Tuesday that he does not believe more banker...

White House Urges Top Execs To Avoid Russian Economic Forum

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top executives at major United States companies are reconsidering or withdrawing their participation in a Russian international ec...

Big Bank Cracks Down On Controversial Practice

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business

By Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) - Wary of brokers who make their money by "riding the calendar" of new stock and b...

Impact Investing and Global Finance: The Big Picture

Ben Thornley | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Ben Thornley

One of the interesting and important recent developments in wealth management has been the emergence of a group of clients that seek to deliver measurable positive social or environmental benefits with every dollar they put to work.

MBAs Design Sustainable Investment Funds

Jessica Pothering | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Jessica Pothering

The winning team in Morgan Stanley's sustainable finance competition summoned a vision of groves of poplar trees on polluted industrial sites, deliver...

What Does 60 Minutes Have Against Public Investment in Clean Energy?

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

Is there a bias against public investment in clean energy? Just ask Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk.

Accused Insider Traders Charged In Bizarre Scheme That Involved Eating Post-Its

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - A Morgan Stanley stockbroker and a clerk at a prestigious New York law firm were charged with insider trading in corporate mergers, in an ...

Money Can't Buy Votes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Right-wing billionaires threw a hissy fit in recent weeks. The 99 percent are persecuting them, the wealthy ones whined. That whole Occupy Wall Street thing hurt their feelings, conservative 1 percenters pouted.

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Is What Scares Us About Banks In Physical Commodities

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The Federal Reserve took a potential step Tuesday to limit big banks’ activities in physical commodities, publicly outlining concerns with bank inve...

Shahien Nasiripour

Wall Street May Win As Federal Reserve Prepares To Punt On Physical Commodities

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Big banks are poised to reap a significant victory in their fight to maintain lucrative businesses hoarding, selling and trading physical commodities ...

Third Way Attacks Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio, and Should Disclose Bank Donations

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Third Way has a legal right to keep their donations secret, and we have a legal right to give Third Way zero credibility until they disclose their donations.

Q&A With Morgan Stanley: Clients Demand Impact Investment Options

David Bank | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
David Bank

Watch this space: Major financial institutions are starting to compete for clients who want to mobilize their capital for social and environmental solutions.

Your Business' Security Is Only as Strong As Your Employee's Weakest Tweet

Joe Ross | Posted 12.25.2013 | Technology
Joe Ross

We've all gotten so used to sharing personal information online, and a business can't stop its employees from engaging on social networks outside of work. There is no way to eliminate the risk completely, but it can be managed.

On the 5th Anniversary of the Financial Crisis, 5 Critical Must-Do's -- No. 3

Phil Angelides | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Phil Angelides

For the safety and security of our financial system and economy, these new rules need to get adopted without weakening and without delay. And then made even stronger.

The Smoking Gun of Higher Oil Prices

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.15.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Is this what free enterprise is meant to be? I think not!

How to Get Sued by Your Employees -- Let Me Count the Ways

Jack Garson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Jack Garson

Remember we live in a there-are-no-secrets-24-hour-news-cycle-text-tweet-yelp-facebook-linked-in-you-get-the-point world. Even if you don't break the law, your business can suffer if you're just bone-headed. Ask Paula.