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  1. June 19, 2010

    Too many regulators, not enough consolidation

    Does any of the following sound familiar?A lumbering giant runs into trouble during the financial crisis. As it teeters...

  2. June 18, 2010

    Too many regulators, not enough consolidation

    Does any of the following sound familiar?A lumbering giant runs into trouble during the financial crisis. As it teeters...

  1. April 19, 2010

    SEC engages in high risk game

    The contrast between the old US Securities and Exchange Commission and the newly emboldened agency now investigating the...

  2. August 5, 2009

    Get-tough SEC aims to answer critics

    The settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission and General Electric, the industrial and financial group,...

  3. August 4, 2009

    SEC moves to rebuild its reputation

    The settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission and General Electric, the industrial and financial group,...

  4. June 11, 2009

    Europe seeks ‘mutual recognition’ pact with US regulators

    Even as US regulators turn inward and focus on improving their own system, their counterparts in Europe are requesting more...

  5. June 5, 2009

    Harvard MBAs pledge to do good

    Graduating students from Harvard Business School are lining up in their droves to sign an oath which requires them to...

  6. FT Alphaville

    May 18, 2009

    Another blow for the SEC

    The SEC has not had a good year. This month alone, the regulator has had to contend with sharp criticisms of its operations...

  7. May 7, 2009

    Cox regime at SEC under fire

    A government watchdog agency criticised the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, saying that rules and procedures...

  8. May 7, 2009

    Cox regime at SEC under fire

    A government watchdog agency criticised the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, saying that rules and procedures...

  9. FT Alphaville

    May 6, 2009

    GAO less than pleased with former SEC chairman Cox

    The Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of the US congress and known for its poisonous pen, strongly...

  10. April 7, 2009

    Brussels yet to sign key accounting pact

    International accounting rulemakers could yet come under pressure to ease “fair value” rules after it emerged that the...

  11. February 13, 2009

    SEC left exposed by Madoff scandal

    Much of the blame for missing Bernard Madoff's alleged $50bn "Ponzi" scheme has been attached to the US Securities and...

  12. February 13, 2009

    SEC flaws exposed by Madoff scandal

    Much of the blame for missing Bernard Madoff's alleged $50bn "Ponzi" scheme has been attached to the US Securities and...

  13. February 13, 2009

    SEC flaws exposed by Madoff scandal

    Much of the blame for missing Bernard Madoff’s alleged $50bn “Ponzi” scheme has been attached to the US Securities and...

  14. February 5, 2009

    Fuzzy oversight will not solve standards issue

    The setters of international financial reporting standards have new bosses. Last Friday, the IASC Foundation announced that...

  15. January 24, 2009

    Pride and privilege

    Vamizi is a remote private island 50 minutes by plane off the northern coast of Mozambique. It's very, very expensive: to...

  16. January 24, 2009

    Mozambique’s ultimate retreat

    Vamizi is a remote private island 50 minutes by plane off the northern coast of Mozambique. It’s very, very expensive: to...

  17. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2009

    Schapiro replaces Cox at SEC

    Christopher Cox stepped down as US SEC chairman, leaving behind a demoralised agency that failed to spot Bernard Madoff’s...

  18. January 7, 2009

    Shorting bans

    As every investor knows, rigging the market is a criminal offence - unless it is the authorities pulling the strings. Some...

  19. January 6, 2009

    Shorting bans

    As every investor knows, rigging the market is a criminal offence – unless it is the authorities pulling the strings. Some...

  20. FT Alphaville

    January 5, 2009

    Surprise! Value from the SEC

    Reeling from an annus horribilis amply larded with policy blunders, the US market regulator, the SEC, now facing serious...

  21. December 19, 2008

    Schapiro takes on an unhappy legacy

    Mary Schapiro is entering a lion's den. As President-elect Obama's choice to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission,...

  22. December 18, 2008

    Schapiro takes on an unhappy legacy

    Mary Schapiro is entering a lion’s den. As President-elect Obama’s choice to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission,...

  23. December 17, 2008

    SEC under pressure over crisis detection

    In an extraordinary admission, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission is blaming his own agency for missing...

  24. FT Alphaville

    December 17, 2008

    SEC chief admits failures in Madoff case

    Christopher Cox, the SEC chairman, has called for an investigation of his own agency, acknowledging multiple failures to...

  25. December 17, 2008

    SEC chief admits to failures in Madoff case

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is to examine its own “multiple failures” to investigate thoroughly past allegations...

  26. December 17, 2008

    'Falsified' records hamper Madoff inquiry

    Bernard Madoff left behind a trail of "falsified" and "unreliable" records, hampering efforts by investigators to unravel...

  27. December 17, 2008

    'Falsified' records hamper Madoff inquiry

    Bernard Madoff left behind a trail of "falsified" and "unreliable" records, hampering efforts by investigators to unravel...

  28. December 17, 2008

    ‘Falsified’ records hamper Madoff inquiry

    Bernard Madoff left behind a trail of “falsified” and “unreliable” records, hampering efforts by investigators to unravel...

  29. FT Alphaville

    December 11, 2008

    SEC 1, Citi and UBS -$30bn

    Looks like the saga of angry auction rate securities investors vs Citigroup and UBS has drawn to a close. From the SEC...

  30. December 4, 2008

    SEC set to crack down on credit rating agencies

    US securities regulators yesterday moved to crack down on conflicts of interest at credit rating agencies but delayed...

  31. December 3, 2008

    SEC crackdown on credit rating agencies

    US securities regulators on Wednesday moved to crack down on conflicts of interest at credit rating agencies but delayed...

  32. November 21, 2008

    Regulators to discuss short selling rules

    Global securities regulators will gather on Monday to discuss rules on short selling and disclosure of credit derivatives,...

  33. November 20, 2008

    SEC delays credit rating decision

    Credit rating agencies could find out early next month the extent to which US securities regulators will force them to...

  34. November 18, 2008

    Central CDS clearing houses poised for approval

    US regulators are moving to approve centralised clearing houses for credit derivatives in a matter of weeks as the debate...

  35. FT Alphaville

    October 24, 2008

    'I made a mistake,' admits Greenspan

    Alan Greenspan, the former US Fed chairman, said the credit crisis had exceeded anything he had imagined and admitted he was...

  36. October 24, 2008

    'I made a mistake' admits Greenspan

    Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said yesterday the credit crisis had exceeded anything he had imagined...

  37. October 24, 2008

    Greenspan admits to 'flaw' in ideology

    Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said yesterday the credit crisis had been "much broader than anything...

  38. October 24, 2008

    Greenspan admits he made a mistake

    Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said yesterday the credit crisis had exceeded anything he had...

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