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      Edward McMillan, banker and teacher, 1919-2015

      Half a century ago, Merrill Lynch secured its place as the leading stockbroker for individual Americans when its client...

    2. April 22, 2015

      Companies fall short on conflict minerals reporting, says Amnesty

      The majority of companies that have to file reports to the US financial regulator on their use of minerals mined in the...

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    1. April 20, 2015

      DoJ pushes for foreign exchange deal with 5 banks in May

      The US Department of Justice is pushing for five banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Barclays, to resolve allegations they...

    2. April 20, 2015

      Investors fight for greater say on boards

      A campaign to win shareholders a greater say over who sits on corporate boards has exposed a rift between some of the...

    3. April 20, 2015

      Volcker urges UK-style regulatory reforms

      Paul Volcker, former head of the Federal Reserve, has issued a radical call for the US to follow the UK’s lead by...

    4. April 15, 2015

      Ernst & Young to pay $10m over Lehman accounting

      Ernst & Young will pay a $10m penalty for allegedly helping Lehman Brothers hide its precarious financial situation, marking...

    5. April 12, 2015

      Actively managed exchange traded funds are the NextShares big thing

      Actively managed exchange traded funds are a hot topic in the asset management industry these days. To date, most ETFs have...

    6. April 10, 2015

      Bats may open doors for illiquid stocks by closing them

      It is not often a new chief executive, just 10 days into his job, tells his customers to go and use a rival’s product. That...

    7. April 9, 2015

      BATS wants to remove illiquid stocks from its exchanges

      BATS Global Markets, the second-largest US stock exchange operator by volume, wants to turn away illiquid stocks from its...

    8. April 8, 2015

      Defender of market complexity leaves SEC

      Gregg Berman, one of the US securities markets key regulators, is to leave his role assessing the controversial practice of...

    9. April 1, 2015

      Lynn Tilton launches SEC legal challenge

      Lynn Tilton, a self-styled “turnaround queen” of ailing companies, has wasted no time in fighting charges that she misled...

    10. March 30, 2015

      Lynn Tilton charged with misleading investors

      Lynn Tilton, a self-styled “turnaround queen” of distressed debt, is facing fraud charges for allegedly hiding the poor...

    11. March 30, 2015

      US banks target Elizabeth Warren’s ‘rogue’ watchdog

      Banks are waging a fierce lobbying campaign against a consumer watchdog championed by Elizabeth Warren, the crusading...

    12. March 27, 2015

      Macquarie pays $15m to settle SEC charges

      The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Macquarie Capital with backing a US share-sale by a Chinese coalminer,...

    13. March 27, 2015

      Goldman Sachs returns to political centre stage

      Poor Lloyd Blankfein. Having survived the slings and arrows of the financial crisis, Rolling Stone magazine and the...

    14. March 26, 2015

      Omega Advisors probed over share trading

      Leon Cooperman, founder of the $12.7bn hedge fund Omega Advisors, has defended his stock research practices, after receiving...

    15. March 26, 2015

      Regulators crack down on auto loan abuse

      Auto dealers and lenders in the US and Canada have been hit with 252 enforcement actions over the past year for deceptive...

    16. March 25, 2015

      High-frequency trading firms face tougher oversight

      US regulators have moved to close a loophole that allows some high-frequency trading firms that trade equities away from...

    17. March 25, 2015

      Do not trust hawkers of unlisted Reits

      Never eat yellow snow; don’t insert cutlery into power sockets; order not the Monday night fish special — clear rules to...

    18. March 25, 2015

      SEC and Finra: new focus on cyber security

      Broker-dealers and registered investment adviser firms are beefing up their cyber security after the Securities and Exchange...

    19. March 24, 2015

      FCA sets sights on dark pools, fund fees and big data

      The Financial Conduct Authority is to investigate “dark pools” — private trading venues that compete with exchanges — asset...

    20. March 20, 2015

      BofA to allow investors to nominate directors

      Bank of America has changed its bylaws to allow long-term investors to nominate directors to the board, in what pension...

    21. March 19, 2015

      BofA under pressure to defend structure

      Bank of America will have to defend its current structure at its annual meeting in May and Citigroup and JPMorgan may have...

    22. March 17, 2015

      Boardroom tokenism skirts the need for female skills

      The most powerful posts in the financial world are held by women. Janet Yellen chairs the US Federal Re­serve, and Christine...

    23. March 16, 2015

      Pinterest funding round values group at $11bn

      Pinterest has raised $367m in new equity from new and existing investors, according to a regulatory filing published on...

    24. March 13, 2015

      Ackman ‘not worried’ by federal probe

      Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman said he was “absolutely not worried” about being investigated for allegedly manipulating...

    25. February 26, 2015

      White House heads for battle over pensions reform

      When the Obama administration launched its attempt to clamp down on pension mis-selling this week, it was making more than a...

    26. February 26, 2015

      Revisionists take heat off US bank results

      US banks’ habit of revising earnings weeks after announcing them is driving some analysts to distraction. Last week BNY...

    27. February 19, 2015

      SEC challenged over use of in-house judges

      The Securities and Exchange Commission’s use of in-house judges to bring enforcement actions is being challenged once again...

    28. February 17, 2015

      BNY Mellon restates profits with $598m charge

      Bank of New York Mellon has restated the fourth-quarter results it announced last month, taking a $598m litigation charge...

    29. February 14, 2015

      SEC seeks information from Alibaba

      The US Securities and Exchange Commission has asked the Alibaba Group for information about its dealings with a Chinese...

    30. February 8, 2015

      Chris Christie ally flies into ethics storm

      United Airlines’ decision to fly two lightly-used planes a week from Newark to an obscure South Carolina airport has...

    31. February 6, 2015

      JPMorgan faces fresh scrutiny over Asia hiring practices

      JPMorgan Chase’s hiring of the son of a Chinese commerce minister is being scrutinised by investigators looking at whether...

    32. February 6, 2015

      China auditors settle with SEC for $2m

      The Chinese units of the Big Four global auditing firms agreed to pay $2m for failing to produce documents for companies...

    33. February 4, 2015

      Brazilian government scrambles to find new leader for Petrobras

      Wanted: new chief executive for one of the world’s most indebted oil companies, currently under investigation for its role...

    34. February 3, 2015

      Probe into Moody’s deepens after S&P agrees $1.4bn settlement

      US authorities are stepping up their investigation into whether Moody’s inflated ratings on mortgage derivatives to win...

    35. February 3, 2015

      Watchdogs home in on financial technology

      When watchdogs from around the world convene in Seoul this month the disruptive impact of technology on financial regulation...

    36. January 29, 2015

      SEC drops corruption probe into Cobalt

      The US stock market regulator has dropped a three-year corruption investigation into an Angolan oil deal by Cobalt...

    37. January 29, 2015

      Nasdaq head Bob Greifeld questions SEC market panel

      The head of Nasdaq, the US exchanges operator, has questioned the composition of a new panel to advise regulators on reform...

    38. January 28, 2015

      Standard & Poor’s close to $1.4bn settlement with DoJ

      Standard & Poor’s is close to paying $1.4bn to settle claims it inflated ratings on mortgage derivatives in order to win...

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