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  1. August 27, 2014

    Beware Jolly Roger flag on pink sheet stocks

    Of all the symbols that flash danger, nothing comes close to the Jolly Roger. The skull and crossbones flag flies across a...

  2. August 24, 2014

    SEC widens the net of mutual hedge fund review

    The US regulator has widened its investigation into how the alternative mutual fund industry operates as concerns build...

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  1. August 22, 2014

    Goldman and Morgan Stanley in DoJ mortgage talks

    Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are in preliminary discussions with the Department of Justice over allegations they...

  2. August 19, 2014

    Community Health Systems says Chinese hackers stole patient data

    Community Health Systems, the US hospital operator, said that Chinese hackers have stolen private information about 4.5m of...

  3. August 14, 2014

    US bank bonus curb hit by regulatory squabble

    A US proposal requiring executives of the world’s largest banks to defer compensation to prevent the kind of risk-taking...

  4. August 12, 2014

    Ocwen Financial results to be restated after assets revalued

    Ocwen Financial is to restate its financial accounts to reflect a change in the valuation of assets worth about $634m, the...

  5. August 6, 2014

    BATS close to settling high-frequency trading case

    BATS Global Markets, the second-largest stock exchange in the US by volume, is in advanced settlement talks to resolve a...

  6. August 5, 2014

    Cobalt to fight SEC corruption allegations

    US regulators have told Cobalt International Energy that they intend to bring charges against the Goldman Sachs-backed...

  7. August 4, 2014

    Lawsky opens new front in Ocwen probe

    New York’s top banking regulator has called into question a “troubling transaction” by Ocwen Financial and one of its...

  8. August 1, 2014

    Allergan files insider trading lawsuit against suitors

    The gloves, already unstrung in Allergan’s fight to prevent a $53bn takeover by rival drugmaker Valeant, were tossed out of...

  9. August 1, 2014

    Clawing back bonuses is easier said than done

    This week, UK regulators put forward what they say are the world’s toughest rules on bankers’ pay. The plans call for big...

  10. August 1, 2014

    Chris Christie’s woes show road funds squeeze

    Looking at the rusted steel beams that carry the Pulaski Skyway over the streets of Jersey City it is clear that one of New...

  11. July 31, 2014

    Asset managers may escape systemic label

    Large asset managers, including BlackRock and Fidelity, have for now escaped being labelled ‘systemically important’ as...

  12. July 28, 2014

    Smith & Wesson hit by bribery penalty

    Smith & Wesson, the US firearms manufacturer, has paid more than $2m to the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly...

  13. July 28, 2014

    Virgin America files for IPO

    Virgin America, the California-based airline partly owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, has announced plans for an...

  14. July 28, 2014

    New money market fund rules risk backfire

    It is irritating enough here in the US to have to pay $2 or more to get money out of a cash machine, if there happens not to...

  15. July 25, 2014

    Citi pays $5m to settle SEC data charges

    Citigroup will pay a record fine to settle charges that it failed to protect confidential equity trading data in the latest...

  16. July 24, 2014

    Morgan Stanley pays $275m to settle SEC mortgage securities case

    Morgan Stanley became the latest and likely last bank to settle with the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly...

  17. July 23, 2014

    S&P faces securities fraud charges over mortgage ratings

    Standard & Poor’s may face securities fraud charges for ratings given to six commercial mortgage-backed securities issued in...

  18. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Another false alarm on US inflation? - A dearth in innovation for key drugs. - Should the US...

  19. July 23, 2014

    US approves money market funds reform

    The US on Wednesday approved new rules on money market funds in a bid to prevent future runs on the investments, amid...

  20. July 21, 2014

    Barclays ‘dark pool’ trades dry up after high-frequency suit in US

    Clients are fleeing Barclays’ “dark pool” in the wake of a US lawsuit alleging the UK bank misled them about high frequency...

  21. July 21, 2014

    Fund managers on alert over money market shake-up

    Fund managers are jostling to keep hold of $900bn of assets that could be shaken loose by new US rules on money markets...

  22. July 20, 2014

    Asset managers tight-lipped on dark pools

    Dark pools have seemingly lived up to their name as murky trading venues after an increase in regulatory action against them...

  23. July 17, 2014

    Alibaba NYSE debut slides beyond August

    Alibaba’s hotly anticipated initial public offering – which is expected to be among the largest ever stock market listings –...

  24. July 17, 2014

    US authorities charge seven over ‘pump and dump’ scheme

    Seven people, including the ex-husband of a former star of The Sopranos television series, were charged with allegedly...

  25. July 15, 2014

    Chris Dodd reaffirms push for single US prudential regulator

    Chris Dodd, the former US senator responsible for the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, said the idea of paring...

  26. July 14, 2014

    US securities sector in push to cut fees

    The US securities industry has called on regulators to change its rules and cut or abolish the fees that exchanges charge...

  27. July 13, 2014

    SEC considers exit fees and gates for MMFs

    US regulators are close to agreeing long-delayed new rules for the $2.6tn money market fund industry to help avert a repeat...

  28. July 12, 2014

    Alibaba filing puts value at $133bn

    Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba values itself at $133bn, up from $119bn in June, according to a US regulatory filing on...

  29. July 11, 2014

    SEC pulls the plug on trading of Cynk

    Cynk Technology, the mysterious, Belize-based social media company whose shares rocketed to a multibillion-dollar valuation...

  30. July 11, 2014

    Alibaba races to hit August IPO date

    Alibaba is racing against the clock to complete its landmark initial public offering within the next month, according to...

  31. July 8, 2014

    Exchanges urge overhaul of trading rules

    Market rules that have fuelled the need for speed in trading should be overhauled to restore investor confidence, stock...

  32. July 8, 2014

    IEX bumps up planned fundraising to $75m

    IEX Group, the US equity trading venue that aims to level the playing field between high-frequency traders and traditional...

  33. July 6, 2014

    Whistleblowers key to outing future Madoffs

    Almost five years to the day that Bernard Madoff was arrested at his Manhattan penthouse for running a $65bn Ponzi scheme,...

  34. July 1, 2014

    Goldman Sachs fined in dark pool debacle

    US regulators have fined Goldman Sachs $800,000 for failing to ensure that trades executed in the bank’s own trading venue...

  35. FT Alphaville

    July 1, 2014

    A mini-tender offer and a major loophole

    Lorne Albaum has developed a better version of “buy low, sell high”. It is buy really low — as in well below the market...

  36. June 27, 2014

    Share trades: Murky pools

    Inside Barclays’ US headquarters in Times Square, it was known as “The Franchise”. Starting in 2011, the goal of making The...

  37. June 26, 2014

    Momentum builds for dark pool reform

    Momentum is building for major reform of the way Wall Street brokers run their private equity exchanges, known as dark...

  38. FT Alphaville

    June 26, 2014

    Bonfire of the bond funds

      “Just imagine that a bond is a slice of cake, and you didn’t bake the cake, but every time you hand somebody a slice of...

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