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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 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...

    12. 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...

    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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