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  1. August 26, 2013

    Leaders must watch and wait more often

    Wow or bust! Market yourself or perish! Sign up for the action faction! Don’t get sidetracked by analysis paralysis! Those...

  2. July 24, 2013

    Is it right to shame an employee who breaks the rules?

    THE PROBLEM Last week it emerged that a partner at the London law firm Russells was responsible for JK Rowling’s unmasking...

  1. June 29, 2012

    The power of later

    Wait: The Useful Art of Procrastination, by Frank Partnoy, Profile, RRP£12.99, 304 pages / Published in the US as ‘Wait: The...

  2. June 23, 2012

    Goldman not obliged to disclose Wells notice

    A US judge ruled Goldman Sachs had no obligation to tell investors that the Securities and Exchange Commission intended to...

  3. March 15, 2012

    Goldman’s ‘muppets’ need treating like true clients

    If the central difference between human beings and animals is our ability to think about the future, our species is not...

  4. FT Alphaville

    September 23, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Philip Stephens: Wanted — a plan to save Europe It has become...

  5. September 22, 2011

    On rogues, risk-taking and restoring trust in banks

    This week, as markets digested news about a potential debt default by Greece and a $2.3bn loss at UBS from alleged rogue...

  6. FT Alphaville

    August 11, 2011

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, Frank Partnoy: The coming world of smaller banks How many people...

  7. August 10, 2011

    The coming world of smaller banks

    How many people does it take to operate a modern bank and how much should such a bank’s shares be worth? The one-two punch...

  8. May 15, 2011

    The walls have ears

    Unbeknown to Danielle Chiesi, the financial world was just weeks away from collapse. It was late August 2008 and the hedge...

  9. May 11, 2011

    The real insider tip from the Galleon verdict

    After eight weeks of trial, and another 12 days of deliberations, the jury in the insider-trading case against Raj...

  10. April 15, 2011

    Virtual immunity for the dishonest

    From Mr Robert Morfee. Sir, As Frank Partnoy says in his Comment “Grubby lessons from a life of serial fraud” (April 9),...

  11. April 8, 2011

    Grubby lessons from a life of serial fraud

    I read the transcript of the Financial Times’ interview of Bernard Madoff with a sense of déjà vu. Madoff has been running...

  12. December 3, 2010

    Sunlight shows cracks in crisis rescue story

    It took two years, a hard-fought lawsuit, and an act of Congress, but finally on Wednesday, the Federal Reserve disclosed...

  13. September 24, 2010

    How ‘Wall Street’ changed Wall Street

    Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in ‘Wall Street’ (1987) In late 1987, Frank Partnoy, then a maths student at the University...

  14. FT Alphaville

    May 12, 2010

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: Governments up the stakes with markets Governments...

  15. May 11, 2010

    Goldman is wrong target for official censure

    Chapter three of John Kenneth Galbraith’s classic book, The Great Crash, about the financial crisis of 1929, is entitled “In...

  16. FT Alphaville

    April 19, 2010

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Frank Partnoy: Wall Street beware: the lawyers are coming The US...

  17. April 18, 2010

    Wall Street beware: the lawyers are coming

    The US Congress will debate new financial legislation this week, but the real action in financial reform started last Friday...

  18. FT Alphaville

    March 17, 2010

    '$50bn is a drop in the ocean'

    Quick! Someone tell Steve Jobs that former Lehman executives appear to have made off with his infamous reality distortion...

  19. October 6, 2009

    Excerpts from the 2009 shortlist

    Read excerpts from the 6 finalists of the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2009. 1. Good...

  20. October 6, 2009

    Sceptical scrutiny is best way to keep auditors honest

    It's not just the Enron scandal that should haunt the auditing profession. Frank Partnoy's book The Match King lays out in...

  21. August 10, 2009

    Reading into financial crises past, present and future

    Ghosts of financial crises past, present and future haunt this year's array of new business books. Many of the 200 or so...

  22. August 7, 2009

    2009 long list

    Ghosts of financial crises past, present and future haunt this year’s array of new business books. Many of the 200 or so...

  23. FT Alphaville

    June 3, 2009

    The first amendment is a valuable thing

    A condensed version of an earlier post, this. Graph taken from the excellent paper by Frank Partnoy: How and why credit...

  24. March 26, 2009

    The ‘greatest ever swindler’

    The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals By Frank Partnoy PublicAffairs...

  25. January 18, 2009

    Prepare to bury the fatally wounded big banks

    Friday’s bad news from Citigroup and Bank of America confirmed what many experts have long suspected: the subprime losses...

  26. January 9, 2009

    On Wall Street: the persistence of ‘the bezzle’

    There’s a joke about a man unable to get to sleep while staying at a hotel in Las Vegas. He goes down to the roulette table,...

  27. FT Alphaville

    November 28, 2008

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Martin Wolfe: How Britain flirts with disaster Is the UK on the road...

  28. November 27, 2008

    Citigroup bail-out is smart but not risk-free

    The linchpin of this financial crisis has been “super-senior” investments backed by subprime mortgage securities and...

  29. FT Alphaville

    September 15, 2008

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    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT: Lehman crisis (1) Comment: Frank Partnoy: Hubris – is thy name...

  30. September 14, 2008

    Hubris – is thy name Richard Fuld?

    Is it just coincidence that both Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns were led by entrenched men who lost touch with their...

  31. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2008

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    Insight: Frank Partnoy: Credit redux How much of the current credit crisis is really new? Frank Partnoy, author of...

  32. August 11, 2008

    Insight: A crisis of similar ingredients

    A little over a decade ago, I published a book called F.I.A.S.C.O.: Blood in the Water on Wall Street. I described the...

  33. July 30, 2008

    Do investors have a right to know about a CEO's illness?

    THE PROBLEM Steve Jobs' health came under scrutiny recently after the Apple chief executive's gaunt appearance at the...

  34. July 29, 2008

    Should a CEO’s health be secret?

    Steve Jobs’ health came under scrutiny recently after the Apple chief executive’s gaunt appearance at the company’s...

  35. July 14, 2008

    Upgrade models to blend in pricing information

    From Dr Rupert Macey-Dare. Sir, Frank Partnoy's call to "do away with rating-based rules" for investment and regulation...

  36. July 11, 2008

    Sanctions and enforcement rules are needed to regulate the rating agencies

    From Mr Pietro Calice. Sir, In his article ‘Do away with rating-based rules’ (July 9), Frank Partnoy comments on the recent...

  37. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2008

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    Must-reads in the FT on Wednesday, Welcome to a world with $500 oil How far will the real price of oil and other...

  38. July 8, 2008

    Do away with rating-based rules

    The European Union’s finance ministers have this week weighed in with their proposal to regulate credit rating agencies,...

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