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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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