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    1. December 22, 2014

      Alstom to pay record $772m fine for bribery

      French industrial group Alstom SA pleaded guilty on Monday to paying more than $75m in bribes to government officials around...

    2. December 12, 2014

      All-female panels: the new normal?

      A couple of months ago, I chaired a panel to discuss reform and regulation at the Sibos banking conference in Boston. No...

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    1. December 11, 2014

      Six US law firms eye class-action lawsuits against Petrobras

      Six US law firms say they have begun class-action proceedings against Petrobras in an effort to recoup money for US...

    2. December 2, 2014

      Citigroup to close LavaFlow trading venue

      Citigroup is to shut down the private trading venue that was fined by US regulators earlier this year as the bank The bank...

    3. December 2, 2014

      Autonomy founder to call in US regulators

      Autonomy/HP feud Autonomy founder Mike Lynch plans to ask US regulators to investigate evidence that he believes shows...

    4. November 25, 2014

      US seeks documents from Brazil’s Petrobras

      The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a subpoena to Brazil’s Petrobras for documents relating to an...

    5. November 23, 2014

      Shake-up in prospect as competition among US brokers intensifies

      For decades, the army of financial advisers employed by wirehouses, or brokerages, such as Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch,...

    6. November 23, 2014

      Private placement option for US money market funds

      Several large managers of money market funds in the US are believed to be considering launching private funds that would...

    7. November 19, 2014

      Fresh SEC crackdown on ‘flash crashes’

      Trading firms and exchanges will face heavier scrutiny from US regulators aimed at preventing glitches like those that have...

    8. November 9, 2014

      US turns up heat with criminal investigation into Petrobras

      US authorities are investigating whether Petrobras or its employees were paid bribes, adding to the mounting domestic...

    9. November 7, 2014

      Eaton Vance cleared to launch new breed of ETF

      Eaton Vance has won US regulatory approval for a new product that combines actively managed mutual funds with features...

    10. November 4, 2014

      BATS names Concannon as new president

      BATS Global Markets, the second-largest US stock exchange operator by volume, has named high-profile trading executive Chris...

    11. November 3, 2014

      JPMorgan lifts legal reserves by $1.1bn

      JPMorgan Chase raised its legal reserves by $1.1bn and its estimate of additional possible legal losses to $5.9bn as the...

    12. November 3, 2014

      SEC fines 13 groups over Puerto Rico bonds

      The US Securities and Exchange Commission has imposed sanctions on 13 financial institutions over the sale of Puerto Rico...

    13. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2014

      Quietly considering Herbalife

      Herbalife, the nutritional shake-based multi-level marketing company, will report earnings after the close on Monday. As...

    14. October 31, 2014

      Stale bond valuation methods turn managers sour

      High-profile errors and irregularities at major investment managers have exposed the issue of pricing practices. The fixed...

    15. October 29, 2014

      High-frequency traders said to get SEC filings early

      The US Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing how company filings made to the regulator are disseminated after a...

    16. October 8, 2014

      Blackstone to axe ‘termination’ fees

      Blackstone, the world’s largest buyout fund manager, will stop levying some of the fees it has been charging its companies,...

    17. October 8, 2014

      Chicago prosecutor gets tough on ‘spoofing’

      For professional traders in financial markets, the potential consequences of “spoofing” are not funny. Variants of spoofing,...

    18. October 5, 2014

      Media is ‘making a meal’ of SEC’s investigation into Pimco ETF

      The probe by US regulators into Pimco’s management of its flagship exchange traded fund has again raised uncomfortable...

    19. October 5, 2014

      SEC’s new rules give US money market funds a floating feeling

      After years of heated debate, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the US regulator, recently adopted stricter rules for...

    20. FT Alphaville

      September 30, 2014

      SEC charges two on Ackman announcement

      The SEC has been busy turning over rocks related to one of the highest profile short seller battles in recent years. On...

    21. September 30, 2014

      Mercer strips Pimco funds of top rating

      One of the most influential pension consultants has stripped Pimco’s $223bn Total Return bond fund of its top rating,...

    22. September 26, 2014

      Active ETFs scrutinised amid Pimco probe

      A new breed of index-tracker has come under scrutiny after the US authorities launched an investigation into alleged pricing...

    23. September 24, 2014

      Pimco’s once nimble Gross slips from favour

      Bill Gross is a man on the back foot. The founder, managing director and chief investment officer of Pimco, the world’s...

    24. September 24, 2014

      SEC probes Pimco ETF over pricing irregularities

      The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Pimco’s pricing of exchange traded funds, the latest cloud to hang...

    25. September 23, 2014

      US corporate bond traders go electronic

      The last bastion of wild west trading on Wall Street is coming under increasing scrutiny from regulators and investors....

    26. September 22, 2014

      Wells Fargo brokerage arm fined $5m

      Wells Fargo Advisors, the brokerage arm of the US bank, was fined $5m on Monday for failing to stop an employee from trading...

    27. September 19, 2014

      Finra shines light into dark pools

      The board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has approved proposals aimed at increasing transparency in...

    28. FT Alphaville

      September 19, 2014

      Anti-Abacus, anti-BISTRO and anti-balance sheet synthetic securitisation

        Close your eyes, lay back and imagine yourself as a regulator at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (do we have...

    29. September 18, 2014

      Oxfam sues SEC over delay in oil and gas payment disclosure rules

      Oxfam America is suing the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a second time over the agency’s delay in issuing rules...

    30. September 18, 2014

      Latour to pay record capital violations fine

      A high-frequency trading group has agreed to pay a record settlement for capital violations to resolve a charge by US...

    31. FT Alphaville

      September 17, 2014

      The belated Michael Lewis effect?

      The five and a half months since this book was published have not been an easy one for the high frequency trading community,...

    32. September 16, 2014

      The modern US share market

      Dark pools are coming into the spotlight as investors and regulators alike grapple with the advent of the modern market. The...

    33. September 16, 2014

      Sense of urgency underpins fresh scrutiny of markets

      For the past five years, global policy makers have sought, with varying degrees of success, to reform the over-the-counter...

    34. September 12, 2014

      The billionaires bending American politics to their will

      The billionaire Koch family members, outspoken on a host of Republican causes, have lately begun discussing something...

    35. September 7, 2014

      US chief executives hoard good news for stock sales

      US chief executives systematically time the release of good news to get an upward “pop” in the share price before they sell...

    36. September 7, 2014

      Vanguard to fight ‘tax dodge’ lawsuit vigorously

      For years the world’s biggest asset managers have tried everything to slow Vanguard’s meteoric rise. Now a startling...

    37. September 4, 2014

      ITG eyes dark pool for US corporate bonds

      Investment Technology Group, a brokerage that runs an off-exchange trading venue for equities, plans to launch a dark pool...

    38. September 2, 2014

      Brazil rival raises tensions in Fyffes deal

      Fyffes and Chiquita, the banana distributors seeking to keep their proposed merger on course, have hit out at the Brazilian...

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