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  1. February 16, 2014

    Forex in the spotlight

    The annual Prime Finance get-together in The Hague is a rather arid affair, with a coterie of academics, lawyers and the odd...

  2. November 11, 2013

    Regulators must hold UK asset managers to higher standards

    By the end of this month, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority will come up with its latest proposals to reform the asset...

  1. September 11, 2013

    NY voters reject pleas from Spitzer and Weiner for second chance

    New York can be an unforgiving place, as generations of fame and fortune seekers can attest. So it proved for Eliot Spitzer...

  2. September 11, 2013

    De Blasio wins most votes in Democratic NYC mayoral primary

    Bill de Blasio captured the most votes for the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor on Tuesday night, buoyed by his...

  3. August 2, 2013

    Comeback kid

    Protecting Capitalism Case by Case, by Eliot Spitzer, Rosetta Books, RRP£11.99 / $17.95, 170 pages When Eliot Spitzer last...

  4. July 15, 2013

    Wealthy Spitzer rebuffs call for campaign limit

    Eliot Spitzer rebuffed his rival’s call to cap spending in the New York City comptroller’s race at $4m, as a new poll showed...

  5. FT Alphaville

    July 12, 2013

    Spitzer's attempted comeback

    embed1 Above is a video by the FT’s Chris Booker this morning about the candidacies of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer for...

  6. July 12, 2013

    A vote for Eliot Spitzer is a bid for the moral high ground

    This week Eliot Spitzer re-emerged as what he was five years ago: depending on how you look at him, either the most...

  7. July 11, 2013

    A laundry effect for well-heeled sinners

    Even by the topsy-turvy standards of New York, this has been a weird week. Both Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are now...

  8. July 9, 2013

    Scourge of Wall Street seeks new pulpit

    Were Eliot Spitzer to win political redemption as New York City comptroller, five years after a prostitution scandal forced...

  9. July 8, 2013

    Spitzer makes run for New York public office

    Eliot Spitzer is returning to politics with a run for New York City comptroller, five years after a prostitution scandal...

  10. February 20, 2013

    An epic told by the man at its centre

    In 1984, while flying at 43,000ft, both engines on American International Group’s corporate jet failed. The pilot “calmly...

  11. January 13, 2013

    Insurers’ contingent commissions attacked

    Opposition is growing against a return to the contentious practice of insurance brokers receiving payments from underwriters...

  12. January 13, 2013

    Critics push for broker fee transparency

    More than eight years after Eliot Spitzer claimed contingent commissions were tantamount to kickbacks, insurance companies...

  13. December 17, 2012

    Morgan Stanley fined over Facebook IPO

    Morgan Stanley was fined $5m by the Massachusetts securities regulator, which said the company’s investment bankers had...

  14. FT Alphaville

    November 2, 2012

    Call in the Frivolous Flub Office

    On an irony scale of zero to Eliot Spitzer, where would you place this one? From the FT: The Serious Fraud Office has come...

  15. October 8, 2012

    Greenberg speaks out on US regulators

    US prosecutors and regulators should take a “cooling off period” before being allowed to run for public office, according to...

  16. September 25, 2012

    Banks seek changes to research settlement

    Big Wall Street banks, spurred by recently passed US legislation aimed at promoting small businesses, are seeking to amend...

  17. July 17, 2012

    Fifa opens way for graft probes

    Fifa, football’s world governing organisation, has opened the door to probes of allegations of past corruption by its...

  18. January 24, 2012

    Shake-up in US fixed income research rules

    New rules to deal with conflicts of interest in fixed income research are set to be proposed by US financial industry...

  19. January 9, 2012

    Murdoch ‘serious’ over phone hacking

    Rupert Murdoch is “deadly serious” about getting to the bottom of the News of the World phone hacking scandal that has...

  20. December 19, 2011

    US investigators join forces in mortgage probe

    The federal watchdog overseeing US mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is joining forces with New York’s...

  21. December 18, 2011

    Alliance to bolster home loans probe

    The collaboration between New York’s top prosecutor and the federal auditor overseeing half of the US home loan market...

  22. July 15, 2011

    Met’s image suffers battering in scandal

    Britain’s former top policeman, Sir Robert Mark, once observed that “a good police force is one that catches more crooks...

  23. July 6, 2011

    CNN blow as Spitzer talk show is axed

    After a mere nine months on the air, Eliot Spitzer’s talk show on CNN has been cancelled, dealing a blow to the cable news...

  24. July 1, 2011

    Of New Yorkers and weddings

    Speaking as a native New Yorker, I think that there was something a little funny about the recent decision by leaders of my...

  25. May 18, 2011

    Don’t close the lid on bank fraud

    The news this week that Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney-general has launched yet another inquiry into Wall Street’s...

  26. FT Alphaville

    May 17, 2011

    Wall St enforcer scrutinises mortgage bonds

    New York’s attorney-general has opened an investigation into the way mortgages are securitised and sold to investors, and...

  27. May 17, 2011

    Wall St enforcer scrutinises mortgage bonds

    New York’s attorney-general has opened an investigation into the way mortgages are securitised and sold to investors, and...

  28. FT Alphaville

    April 28, 2011

    Further further reading

    A friendly reminder that FT Alphaville is off on Friday to celebrate an odd ritual whose meaning escapes its American...

  29. April 25, 2011

    Brokers at odds with insurers at Lloyd’s

    Fears that brokers to Lloyd’s of London are demanding extra commissions from its insurers have led to a tense exchange...

  30. April 20, 2011

    Clangers dominate downfall of AIG

    Fatal RiskA Cautionary Tale of AIG’s Corporate Suicide By Roddy Boyd Wiley, £18.99/$27.95 The most memorable scene in Roddy...

  31. April 8, 2011

    Cash is still king in the Big Apple

    When it comes to financial innovation, New York can be a schizophrenic town. Local people make tons of money in the global...

  32. March 23, 2011

    ‘Chinese walls’ are still porous, study shows

    Equity analysts at large banks benefit from inside information provided to the institutions’ corporate lending desks,...

  33. March 7, 2011

    Brokers accused of seeking extra commission

    Insurers at Lloyd’s of London fear that the biggest brokers are returning to bad habits and demanding extra commission for...

  34. February 25, 2011

    Who will make the king of speeches at the Oscars?

    Supporters ‘The Fighter’, with two Oscar contenders Stars on Sunday It’s back. The hoopla, the razzmatazz, the one date each...

  35. February 6, 2011

    Autonomous to name Myners chairman

    Lord Myners is to take on another non-executive role in the City, as the former government minister seeks to rebuild a...

  36. FT Alphaville

    November 12, 2010

    The Spitzer settlement for mortgages

    Cast your minds back to early 2003. Wall Street was still at war with the pre-Dupré, New York state attorney general Eliot...

  37. FT Alphaville

    September 28, 2010

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, -  “Gold is the final refuge against universal currency debasement“. - Eliot Spitzer, the movie. -...

  38. September 8, 2010

    Piers Morgan to replace Larry King

    Piers Morgan is to replace Larry King, the host for 25 years of CNN’s nightly interview show, in the US cable news channel’s...

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