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  1. Money Supply

    February 6, 2013

    Geithner →→→ CFR

    The initial resting place for Timothy Geithner, who stepped down as Treasury secretary two weeks ago, will be at the Council...

  2. August 15, 2012

    New York regulator strides into spotlight

    Benjamin Lawsky, New York state’s banking supervisor, shocked investors, bankers and fellow regulators with his order last...

  1. July 25, 2012

    The banking firemen won’t prevent fires breaking out

    Nearly four years after the Wall Street bailout, the beneficiaries of the US government’s support are battered and...

  2. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2012

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - The land of a million scrapped televisions. - Neil Barofsky says y’all are right to be angry at...

  3. FT Alphaville

    April 5, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    - Asian share markets opened lower, extending Wednesday’s losses. (Bloomberg) Markets are worried after Spain’s bond sale,...

  4. April 4, 2012

    US draws fire over bank discount buybacks

    The former watchdog of the US government’s banking bailouts has criticised the Treasury department’s decision to allow two...

  5. March 13, 2012

    Think again about higher bank equity

    From Mr David K. Richards. Sir, There is a widely held but mistaken view among influential academics, for example Anat...

  6. FT Alphaville

    March 9, 2012

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - Goldman Sachs is expanding its presence in… Utah? - A favourable signal in today’s jobs report for...

  7. March 8, 2012

    More bank equity serves us all better

    From Prof Anat R. Admati and Mr Neil M. Barofsky. Sir, Bankers say whatever serves their interests. William Isaac, chair of...

  8. February 16, 2012

    US taxpayers to subsidise $40bn housing settlement

    US taxpayers are expected to subsidise the $40bn settlement owed by five leading banks over allegations that they...

  9. February 9, 2012

    Chief defends mortgage fraud task force

    The Department of Justice has defended a new task force on mortgage-backed securities as an effort to be “nimble” in...

  10. January 30, 2012

    Foreclosure prevention plan has limited impact

    Once again, the Obama administration is hoping that with a tweak it will be able to rescue a three-year-old...

  11. FT Alphaville

    June 10, 2011

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Pimco has a long-short-long position in US debt. - The hedgies are buying Africa. - What Jean-Claude...

  12. May 18, 2011

    Tarp saved banks but did little for homeowners

    From Prof David Halle. Sir, Gillian Tett says the troubled asset relief programme “produced a truly pleasant surprise” since...

  13. March 30, 2011

    US Treasury expects $24bn crisis profit

    The US Treasury is forecasting a profit of almost $24bn for the government programmes used to fight the financial crisis, a...

  14. FT Alphaville

    March 30, 2011

    Outgoing Sigtarp punches Tarp goodbye

    FT Alphaville was once told to always leave with a bang, not a whimper. Similar advice has seemingly reached Neil Barofsky,...

  15. March 17, 2011

    Watchdog calls Wall Street bail-out a ‘toxic cocktail’

    The US Treasury helped create a “toxic cocktail” of “subsidies” and “market distortions” with the Wall Street bail-out,...

  16. January 14, 2011

    Geithner doubts ability to spot vital banks

    Tim Geithner has questioned the feasibility of identifying financial institutions as “systemically important” in advance of...

  17. November 1, 2010

    AIG tots up $37bn from Alico sale and AIA float

    AIG, the insurance group bailed out by the US government in 2008, has raised almost $37bn by selling its Alico life...

  18. FT Alphaville

    October 26, 2010

    The amazing vanishing AIG bailout costs

    Tarp’s inspector-general has accused Treasury officials of concealing $40bn in likely taxpayer losses when they announced...

  19. October 26, 2010

    Regulator attacks US bail-out results

    It is “far too early” to celebrate a successful end to the US government’s bail-out programme, according to a top watchdog,...

  20. FT Alphaville

    October 7, 2010

    US toxic asset plan favoured big investors

    A Treasury plan to encourage investors to buy banks’ toxic assets favoured applications from the large asset managers that...

  21. October 7, 2010

    US toxic asset plan favoured big investors

    A Treasury plan to encourage investors to buy banks’ toxic assets favoured applications from the large asset managers that...

  22. October 3, 2010

    Democrats concede Tarp is no vote winner

    New York’s stock exchange: ‘We saved the financial system, but lost the country doing it,’ said Treasury secretary Tim...

  23. June 17, 2010

    Ex-mortgage lender chief in fraud charges

    Federal prosecutors have charged the former chairman of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker, the bankrupt mortgage lender, with a $1.9bn...

  24. June 17, 2010

    Former mortgage lender chief charged with $1.9bn fraud

    Federal prosecutors have charged the former chairman of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker, the bankrupt mortgage lender, with a $1.9bn...

  25. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2010

    Foreclosure or forgiveness?

    Absent a thorough review of HAMP and its goals, the program risks helping few, and for the rest, merely spreading out the...

  26. March 26, 2010

    Obama to unveil new housing aid plan

    The Obama administration on Thursday night was poised to announce a new plan aimed at tackling the US housing crisis, which...

  27. FT Alphaville

    March 15, 2010

    Alleged Tarp fraud at The Park Avenue Bank [UPDATED]

    Watch this space: at 1pm ET on Monday, Tarp overlord Neil Barofsky will discuss the arrest of one Charles J Antonucci Sr,...

  28. FT Alphaville

    February 1, 2010

    US banks face insider probe

    Neil Barofsky, the special inspector-general overseeing US financial rescue efforts, is to probe allegations of insider...

  29. February 1, 2010

    US banks face probe over Tarp frenzy

    Neil Barofsky, the special inspector-general overseeing the US government's financial rescue efforts, is to probe...

  30. January 31, 2010

    US banks face insider trading probe

    Neil Barofsky, the special inspector-general overseeing the US government’s financial rescue efforts, is to probe...

  31. FT Alphaville

    January 26, 2010

    NY Fed to be probed on AIG

    The New York Federal Reserve is being investigated by Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general overseeing the Tarp...

  32. January 26, 2010

    New York Fed under scrutiny over disclosures in AIG bail-out

    The New York Federal Reserve is under investigation by Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general overseeing the troubled...

  33. January 26, 2010

    Probe into NY Fed over AIG disclosure

    The New York Federal Reserve is being investigated by Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general overseeing the troubled...

  34. January 26, 2010

    Probe into NY Fed over AIG disclosure

    The New York Federal Reserve is being investigated by Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general overseeing the troubled...

  35. November 24, 2009

    Goldman Sachs: the case for the defence

    Let us now praise Goldman Sachs, for the sole reason that it and it alone among the major, capital-intensive Wall Street...

  36. FT Alphaville

    November 17, 2009

    Goldman Sachs is innocent, ok?

    There’s been a persistent stink over whether the fumbling efforts of the Federal Reserve and US Treasury to prop up AIG had...

  37. FT Alphaville

    November 17, 2009

    NY Fed under fire over AIG payments

    The New York Federal Reserve under Tim Geithner “severely limited its ability” to extract concessions from AIG’s...

  38. November 17, 2009

    Watchdog critical of Geithner over AIG payments

    The New York Federal Res-erve under Tim Geithner "severely limited its ability" to extract -concessions from AIG's...

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