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    1. December 27, 2012

      HP – wealth destruction

      Is Hewlett-Packard the greatest corporate train wreck of all time? Over two years, $65bn in market value has been atomised...

    2. December 6, 2012

      Whistleblower awaits ruling on Deutsche case

      In was on Friday November 4 last year that Eric Ben-Artzi, a vice-president in market risk management at Deutsche Bank,...

    1. June 11, 2012

      KPMG’s UK boss to chair new watchdog

      One of the UK’s most senior accountants will serve as the first non-executive chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority,...

    2. June 10, 2012

      Gupta will not testify at trial

      Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman director accused of insider trading, will not testify at trial, his lawyer said on Sunday in...

    3. April 12, 2012

      Hellman and Friedman considers AlixPartners sale

      Hellman & Friedman is considering a possible sale of AlixPartners, the consulting firm, according to people familiar with...

    4. February 5, 2012

      UK looks to bridge regulatory divide with US

      Americans and the British are said to be two peoples divided by a common language, and three recent enforcement cases...

    5. December 21, 2011

      Jefferies: costly escape

      It is a safe bet that Sean Egan of the eponymous rating firm won’t be receiving a Christmas card from Richard Handler this...

    6. December 2, 2011

      American’s new boss has seen crises before

      Tom Horton was in a reflective mood when he spoke to the Financial Times in 2008 about his decision to return to American...

    7. December 1, 2011

      Enron’s fall raised the bar in regulation

      For US regulators and prosecutors, Enron’s collapse in 2001 marked the start of one of the busiest and most successful...

    8. October 24, 2011

      Risk and reward

      Propped against the wall of Jeremy Kroll’s Lexington Avenue office in midtown Manhattan is a large portrait of Bernie...

    9. August 23, 2011

      Goldman shares dive over legal fears

      Goldman Sachs shares fell almost 5 per cent on Monday after a report that Lloyd Blankfein, its chief executive, had hired a...

    10. August 9, 2011

      Rajaratnam fights jail ‘death sentence’

      Raj Rajaratnam, the founder of Galleon Group who was convicted on insider trading charges, should receive a sentence that is...

    11. July 11, 2011

      Baby steps won’t fix US governance

      Recent progress in shareholder democracy is bound to come up, when the US Senate banking committee meets on Tuesday to...

    12. July 1, 2011

      Mortgage executive given 30-year prison sentence

      Lee Farkas, former chairman of US mortgage company Taylor Bean & Whitaker, has been sentenced to 30 years for running a...

    13. May 13, 2011

      Closing the net on Rajaratnam

      In late October 2008, Rajat Gupta, a board member of Goldman Sachs, sat in a conference room at the New York office of...

    14. April 18, 2011

      Real value looks past quarterly reporting

      Nine years ago, when he was chief executive of Sprint, Bill Esrey told me how he and his team had strained to match...

    15. March 27, 2011

      Internationally accepted model remains elusive

      Past US corporate scandals have prompted governance reforms such as those relating to auditing standards after Enron and...

    16. March 1, 2011

      Citigroup under fire over disclosure

      Citigroup has come under attack from a prominent analyst and accountancy experts for failing to disclose regulatory...

    17. February 23, 2011

      A guide for the would-be whistleblower

      The Whistleblower’s Handbook:A Step by Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself By Stephen Kohn Lyons Press,...

    18. February 21, 2011

      Society and the right kind of capitalism

      After the Four Horsemen of the Corporate Apocalypse have bolted, society usually calls in the Four Hand-Wringers of the...

    19. January 20, 2011

      Volcker rule

      At the pace of a brisk glacier, the US Volcker rule is taking shape. This week the US Financial Stability Oversight Council...

    20. January 13, 2011

      Mid-caps far from middling

      In the early 1990s Eugene Fama and Ken French solved the conundrum of stubbornly better performance from small company...

    21. December 16, 2010

      The Madoff affair: Along for the ride?

      One door opens: Bernard Madoff arrives for a New York court hearing ahead of his conviction last year When Bernard Madoff...

    22. November 25, 2010

      Black book of scandals is required reading

      Centuries of accounting scandals in Europe and the US have shown that cooked books can give off a recognisable odour. The...

    23. November 23, 2010

      Lehman’s US bankruptcy costs top $1bn

      The cost of Lehman Brothers’ US bankruptcy has crossed the $1bn threshold a little more than two years after the investment...

    24. November 8, 2010

      MatlinPatterson takes on ex-KeyCorp team

      MatlinPatterson, a $9bn asset manager specialising in distressed assets, is hiring a credit investment team that formerly...

    25. November 4, 2010

      Strictly lawroom

      The EMI trial has sealed the reputation of Jed Rakoff as one of the most entertaining judges in New York Jed Rakoff, US...

    26. September 13, 2010

      Lehman unwinding fees to pass $2bn

      Fees paid to lawyers and accountants for unwinding Lehman Brothers in the US and Europe are on track to surpass $2bn...

    27. July 12, 2010

      Turnround specialist scents revival in Gulf

      The downturn may have damped expectations across the Gulf, but for some it is opening the doors of opportunity....

    28. June 30, 2010

      Auditors under fire for role in bank crisis

      Auditors fell short of expectations of regulators and society at large in the run-up to the crisis by showing a "worrying...

    29. June 30, 2010

      Regulator lays ground for ratcheting up pressure

      Senior auditors, when defending the role their profession played in the financial crisis, often like to repeat the mantra...

    30. June 30, 2010

      Auditors censured by UK regulator over crisis

      Auditors showed a "worrying lack of scepticism" in some of their audits of financial institutions in the run up to the...

    31. June 29, 2010

      FSA lays ground for shake-up of auditing

      Senior auditors, when defending the role their profession played in the financial crisis, often like to repeat the mantra...

    32. June 29, 2010

      Auditors under fire for role in bank crisis

      New perspective: the FSA is seen as wanting audit firms to be more on the side of the regulators, rather than the banks...

    33. June 29, 2010

      Accounting watchdog wins US Supreme Court reprieve

      A crucial body that emerged from the US Sarbanes-Oxley financial reforms - the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board -...

    34. June 29, 2010

      Accounting watchdog wins court reprieve

      A crucial body that emerged from the US Sarbanes-Oxley financial reforms - the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board -...

    35. June 28, 2010

      US accounting watchdog wins reprieve

      A crucial body that emerged from the US Sarbanes-Oxley financial reforms – the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board –...

    36. May 25, 2010

      Volatility metrics still point to high fear factor

      Just two months ago, a key measure of market sentiment fell to levels that indicated that investors had largely put the...

    37. May 24, 2010

      Volatility metrics still point to high fear factor

      Just two months ago, a key measure of market sentiment fell to levels that indicated investors had largely put the financial...

    38. May 24, 2010

      Regulatory spotlight poised to shine on auditors

      Michel Barnier, the new internal market commissioner at the European Commission, recently put UK auditors on high...

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