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    1. December 12, 2013

      Cynicism is the best defence against banks’ mis-selling

      “The management has hard-working and persuasive salesmen out, digging into new territory all over. They call on people and...

    2. April 10, 2013

      Nice guys don’t always finish last

      Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success By Adam Grant, Viking/ Weidenfeld & Nicolson, $29.95/£20 The financial...

    1. The A-List

      January 30, 2012

      Beware the hubris of the Brics

      The ancient Greeks thought that “those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.”  For them, the surest way to...

    2. January 24, 2012

      Jury selection incomplete for Stanford trial

      The first day of jury selection in the trial of Allen Stanford, the Texas banker and cricket aficionado accused of running a...

    3. December 2, 2011

      Corzine compelled to testify to US Congress

      Jon Corzine, the former head of MF Global, will be forced to attend a congressional hearing into the collapse of the...

    4. October 17, 2011

      Ten years on, Enron remains an open sore

      Under the surface of the current anti-capitalist protests, from Wall Street to the City of London, is a decade-old sore that...

    5. October 16, 2011

      Kinder Morgan: pipe dreamer

      With the benefit of hindsight, the smartest guy in the room was no longer working at Enron when things were unravelling a...

    6. July 15, 2011

      News Corp: Brooks goes

      Britain’s public enemy number one is gone. On Friday, Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, once again...

    7. May 25, 2011

      Is speeding cheat an unfit CEO?

      I’m on the nominations committee of a listed company and we are about to appoint someone to a chief executive role. I’ve...

    8. November 1, 2010

      US court forced into review of Enron case

      A US federal appeals court is reviewing whether to uphold the conviction of Jeff Skilling, former chief executive of Enron,...

    9. July 7, 2010

      Failures that teach the secrets of success

      How they blew it The CEOs and entrepreneurs behind some of the world’s most catastrophic failures By Jamie Oliver and Tony...

    10. May 22, 2010

      The bad guys who are running short of friends

      President Herbert Hoover's allies called them "hyenas" and "crocodiles". The embattled chief executive of a lossmaking...

    11. May 21, 2010

      Bad guys who are running short of friends

      President Herbert Hoover’s allies called them “hyenas” and “crocodiles”. The embattled chief executive of a lossmaking...

    12. April 28, 2010

      The smartest thing in the room

      Enron , directed by Rupert Goold, boasts the slickest new production on Broadway. Neon flashes spectacularly, smoke spirals...

    13. March 11, 2010

      The fascinating tale of a frustrated whistleblower

      In No One Would Listen , Harry Markopolos, an independent financial fraud investigator, tells the story of his near...

    14. March 10, 2010

      Tale of a frustrated whistleblower

      No One Would ListenA True Financial Thriller By Harry Markopolos Wiley $27.95/ £18.99 In No One Would Listen, Harry...

    15. October 14, 2009

      Supreme Court to hear Skilling appeal

      The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Jeffrey -Skilling's appeal over his criminal conviction in the Enron case. The...

    16. October 14, 2009

      Supreme Court to hear Skilling appeal

      The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Jeffrey -Skilling's appeal over his criminal conviction in the Enron case. The...

    17. October 14, 2009

      Supreme Court to hear appeal by Enron chief

      The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Jeffrey -Skilling's appeal over his criminal conviction in the Enron case. The...

    18. October 13, 2009

      Supreme Court to hear Skilling appeal

      The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Jeffrey ­Skilling’s appeal over his criminal conviction in the Enron case. The...

    19. July 2, 2009

      Stanford CFO intends to admit fraud charges

      James Davis, the chief financial officer of Stanford Financial who is facing charges related to an alleged $7bn fraud at...

    20. July 1, 2009

      Stanford CFO intends to admit fraud charges

      James Davis, the chief financial officer of Stanford Financial who is facing charges related to an alleged $7bn fraud at the...

    21. FT Alphaville

      April 23, 2009

      Dick Fuld, worst chief executive ever. Ever.

      So declares the latest issue of Condé Nast’s Portfolio magazine, which features a list of “leaders who helped drive their...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2009

      Nouriel Roubini is a Ponzi

      We wouldn’t have thought to ask Nouriel Roubini about Bernie Madoff’s alleged Ponzi scheme. But someone else has, and it’s...

    23. January 8, 2009

      Taking its place in the rogues' gallery of mega-frauds

      The Satyam scandal is drawing comparisons with other mega-frauds in the past decade, writes Brooke Masters. Enron, the...

    24. FT Alphaville

      October 29, 2008

      Asymmetrical accounting

      There are no accounting issues, no trading issues, no reserve issues, no previously unknown problem issues. - Kenneth Lay...

    25. April 10, 2008

      Greenspan ode to his innocence typical of this era

      From Mr Daniel Hunt. Sir, Alan Greenspan’s ode to his own innocence (“The Fed is blameless on the property bubble”, April 6)...

    26. April 3, 2008

      Shed the boilerplate and let audit kitemarks take off

      Like a skull on the desk of a medieval scholar, a copy of Enron's 2000 annual report - its last - sits on Lombard's desk....

    27. April 2, 2008

      Shed the boiler plate and let audit kitemarks take off

      Like a skull on the desk of a medieval scholar, a copy of Enron’s 2000 annual report – its last – sits on Lombard’s desk....

    28. November 30, 2007

      Ensnared in fallen energy giant's culture of greed

      The three former NatWest bankers' guilty plea to a fraud charge in the US is a sign that the fall of Enron is still sending...

    29. May 31, 2007

      Lawyers indicate Black will not take stand

      Conrad Black has never been shy about proclaiming his innocence. Until now, that is. Defence attorneys for the British peer...

    30. March 21, 2007

      Winnick has never been accused of any crime

      From Mr Howard J. Rubenstein. Sir, The FT.com article (March 9) on the sale of stock by the chief executive of Xstrata...

    31. March 20, 2007

      Court throws out Enron class action

      A federal appeals court yesterday tossed out the main class action lawsuit filed by Enron investors against the defunct...

    32. March 20, 2007

      Court blocks class-action Enron suit

      A federal appeals court on Monday threw out the main multi-billion-dollar class-action lawsuit filed by Enron investors...

    33. December 8, 2006

      Public sees African anti-graft action as better than west's

      European and North American governments are seento be more corrupt than their African counterparts, according to a...

    34. October 24, 2006

      Editorial comment: Skilling's sentencing

      Even in its corporate logo - known as "the crooked E" - there was always a brazen quality to Enron, the energy giant that...

    35. September 26, 2006

      Fastow’s emotional last stand

      Andrew Fastow’s six year prison sentence, handed down on Tuesday in an emotional court hearing in Houston, was four less...

    36. September 11, 2006

      Accounting for capitalism after Enron

      Enron is the scandal that keeps on burning. It is nearly five years since the energy trader's bankruptcy destroyed...

    37. September 10, 2006

      Accounting for capitalism after Enron

      Enron is the scandal that keeps on burning. It is nearly five years since the energy trader’s bankruptcy destroyed thousands...

    38. July 29, 2006

      Appeals panel upholds sentence on Ebbers

      A federal appeals court yesterday upheld the conviction of former WorldCom chief executive Bernard Ebbers and called his...

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