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    1. August 30, 2015

      Market tumult shows cracks in the armour

      Wild trading on Wall Street has been testing structures put in place to protect investors at times of market stress —...

    2. August 24, 2015

      Loeb ruling raises hurdles for activists

      Activist hedge funds will face extra hurdles in their attempts to unseat managers and board directors, following a...

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    1. FT 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers

      As the financial crisis recedes and wealthy investors stand on the brink of another le...
    2. Top 401 Retirement Advisers

      A pivotal legal decision and proposed new regulations could transform the US pensions ...
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    1. August 24, 2015

      Unfinished business in Japan — a view from the board

      Japan is a place where change takes time. When work first took me there in the 1980s, I came across the suggestion that...

    2. August 18, 2015

      BNY Mellon agrees to pay $15m to settle SEC internships case

      Bank of New York Mellon has agreed to pay almost $15m to settle allegations that it tried to “corruptly influence”...

    3. August 12, 2015

      ITG pays $20m fine to settle ‘secret trading desk’ claims

      ITG, the US agency brokerage, will pay a record fine to settle charges it operated a “secret trading desk” and misused...

    4. August 12, 2015

      Dark pools back in the dock as regulators scrutinise ITG

      Michael Lewis’s book Flash Boys promised to expose the world of high-frequency trading, but in a twist attention has...

    5. August 9, 2015

      The week: August 10

      • Bond giant Pimco is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC has been examining whether...

    6. August 9, 2015

      Fiduciary war brews over US pensions advice

      The US government’s plan to impose stricter rules on the financial adviser community faces fierce opposition from...

    7. August 5, 2015

      SEC adopts rule to reveal chief executive pay ratio

      US companies will have to disclose the gap between their chief executives’ pay and an average employee’s salary under a...

    8. August 5, 2015

      ITG record fine further dents trust in US equity market structure

      For the US equity market, it appears that August is the cruellest month. In recent years it has had to deal with wildly...

    9. August 4, 2015

      SEC allegations against Pimco could lead to protracted battle

      As part of Pimco’s calculus in deciding its next move in a government probe, the asset manager will have to determine...

    10. August 4, 2015

      Q&A: Pimco and the SEC’s bond ETF probe

      Long renowned for its bond investing prowess over three decades, Pimco was a late arrival to the increasingly popular...

    11. July 31, 2015

      Executive pay: ratio wrangle

      A new pay disclosure rule is rattling corporate America. It is a “logistical nightmare” with “extraordinary costs and...

    12. July 30, 2015

      ITG may pay record $20.3m penalty to SEC

      ITG, a brokerage that runs an off-exchange trading platform for equities, on Wednesday said it may pay a record penalty...

    13. July 28, 2015

      Royal Mail faces fine for raising barriers to prevent cherry picking

      The last mile is always the hardest. It is particularly so for posties delivering sackloads of snail mail to every...

    14. July 27, 2015

      The oil trader who joined the bitcoin brigade

      When Daniel Masters walked into a bitcoin conference in Amsterdam last year, he had spent more than a decade riding the...

    15. July 26, 2015

      Simmering revolt against US private equity secrecy

      Pressure is building on US regulators to remove some of the secrecy surrounding private equity contracts amid growing...

    16. July 25, 2015

      TV maker Vizio files for IPO

      US television maker Vizio has announced plans to go public, a move that would cap an unusual success for an American...

    17. July 24, 2015

      Diageo shares drop on SEC probe news

      Shares in Diageo dropped 2 per cent on Friday after the world’s largest spirits group confirmed it was being probed by...

    18. July 23, 2015

      Ferrari files for New York IPO

      Ferrari has filed for an initial public offering, nine months after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced the spin-off of...

    19. July 23, 2015

      NYSE and Nasdaq plan to back up each other’s closing auctions

      The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq plan to back up each other’s closing auctions to prevent any trading disruptions...

    20. July 22, 2015

      US calls for clarity on private equity fees

      Pressure is building on US regulators to improve fee and expenses reporting standards across the private equity...

    21. July 10, 2015

      Treasury market’s bogeymen are here to stay

      High-frequency traders, the big bogeymen of stock markets, have muscled their way into the biggest bond market of them...

    22. July 5, 2015

      Officials at SEC debate high-profile fines in public

      A remarkable public debate has broken out among top officials at the US regulator over whether the watchdog acted...

    23. June 21, 2015

      The week: June 22

      ● Global regulators gathered in London last week and sounded a retreat on controversial plans to classify large asset...

    24. June 21, 2015

      ‘Compliance officers feel they have a target on their backs’

      A leading US regulator has called for clarification of the rules covering the roles and responsibilities of compliance...

    25. June 18, 2015

      SEC endorses UK rules on banker accountability

      One of the most powerful US regulators has endorsed UK rules that will hold senior managers of financial firms to...

    26. June 18, 2015

      Proposed rule by US Department of Labor could put an end to commission

      A recent proposal by the US Department of Labor (DOL) would bestow fiduciary status on most financial advisers. That...

    27. June 18, 2015

      Methodology: FT 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers

      In assembling the FT 300 list, we assessed registered investment adviser (RIA) practices from the perspective of...

    28. June 18, 2015

      Robo consultants and fiduciary rules will benefit clients

      Investment advice in the US has evolved since the financial crisis, becoming more sophisticated and accessible. Leading...

    29. June 14, 2015

      Financial regulators target high-profile cases

      Financial watchdogs across three continents are targeting fewer, high-profile cases to levy ever-larger fines, despite...

    30. June 14, 2015

      SEC seeks views on ‘shocking’ auditor relationships

      Companies could soon be forced to disclose the length of their relationships with auditors amid concern that accounting...

    31. June 5, 2015

      SEC secures $190m from CSC over fraud

      US authorities secured a $190m payment from Computer Sciences Corporation and the return of $3.7m in compensation from...

    32. June 4, 2015

      SEC sues Bulgarian trader over bogus Avon bid

      The US Securities and Exchange Commission has sued PTG Capital, the possibly fake company that made a bogus bid for...

    33. June 2, 2015

      US senator Elizabeth Warren accuses SEC boss of weakness

      Liberal discontent over the Securities and Exchange Commission has burst into the open with Elizabeth Warren, a US...

    34. June 2, 2015

      BofA’s Merrill fined $11m over short selling

      The Securities and Exchange Commission has fined Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch unit $11m for failing to keep proper...

    35. May 31, 2015

      Movers & shakers: June 1

      ● Andrew “Buddy” Donohue is returning to the Securities and Exchange Commission as chief of staff in June after leaving...

    36. May 31, 2015

      SEC issues fresh warning to private equity

      The US regulator has issued a fresh warning to the $3.5tn private equity industry to expect more fines and enforcement...

    37. May 28, 2015

      Finance must blow the whistle on foul play

      Four years ago, I received a phone call from a mysterious man keen to talk about Deutsche Bank’s accounts. Initially I...

    38. May 28, 2015

      Greater scrutiny may drive away retirement plan advisers

      The choice of retirement plan adviser has long been a matter for companies, and unlikely to be of interest to most...

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