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    1. FT Alphaville

      May 26, 2015

      The mysterious decline in the number of US public companies

      A new paper from Craig Doidge, G Andrew Karolyi, and René M Stulz investigates the reasons why the number of publicly listed...

    2. May 26, 2015

      Deutsche Bank fined for misstating value of derivatives

      The Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday that Deutsche Bank made material misstatements about a giant...

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    1. May 24, 2015

      US regulator gets tough on asset managers’ shadow banking

      Asset managers will have to make unprecedented disclosures about their so-called “shadow banking” activities as part of new...

    2. May 22, 2015

      NY regulator raises spectre of further forex penalties for banks

      Wall Street banks risk new penalties over their rigging of foreign exchange markets, as New York’s banking regulator...

    3. May 21, 2015

      Dodd-Frank Senate reform tussle ends in stalemate

      Republicans and Democrats failed to find common ground on revising post-crisis financial reforms at a crucial meeting on...

    4. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Don’t expect that rate rise anytime soon. Minutes from the latest Federal Reserve...

    5. May 20, 2015

      CFTC takes aim at Isdafix manipulation with Barclays case

      Barclays has become the first bank to be fined in the long-running investigation into alleged manipulation of US interest...

    6. May 20, 2015

      Benjamin Lawsky leaves DFS to set up his own firm

      Benjamin Lawsky, the New York banking regulator who became one of Wall Street’s toughest critics, will leave government in...

    7. May 20, 2015

      EU to extend deadline on derivatives rules

      The European Commission is expected to extend a key deadline for harmonising its derivatives rules with US regulators, vital...

    8. May 20, 2015

      UBS to pay $545m to US authorities over forex and Libor scandals

      UBS will pay a total of $545m to US authorities to settle allegations that arose in an investigation into the rigging of...

    9. May 19, 2015

      Regulators warn of cyber threat to financial stability

      US regulators are increasingly concerned about the threat that cyber attacks pose to financial stability after assaults on...

    10. May 14, 2015

      US ‘superior’ to Europe on futures margin

      The head of the main US derivatives regulator on Thursday launched a passionate defence of its rules, describing European...

    11. May 14, 2015

      How savvy asset managers can fend off the regulators

      When US politicians wanted to court voters after the global financial crisis, they knew who to attack: the “fat-cat bankers”...

    12. May 14, 2015

      Rising tide of financial regulation washes over recalcitrant boards

      Nearly half of the world’s biggest financial institutions are still not doing enough at board level to address risk...

    13. May 13, 2015

      Morgan Stanley admits to reporting lapses

      Morgan Stanley misled investors over the scale of its short positions for more than six years, according to the US Financial...

    14. May 12, 2015

      Senate committee chair plans to wind back bank rules

      The Senate banking committee chairman has proposed the biggest rolling back of financial regulatory reform since the 2008...

    15. May 12, 2015

      Small US banks’ shares ahead of larger rivals

      Shares in the biggest US banks are lagging behind their smaller counterparts so far this year as investors await the start...

    16. May 12, 2015

      Nomura exits swaps clearing for US and European customers

      Nomura has become the latest mid-tier investment bank to abandon a key part of its derivatives services for customers in...

    17. May 12, 2015

      US Federal Reserve faces heightened scrutiny from Congress

      The US Federal Reserve would be forced to explain its monetary policy decisions to Congress in unprecedented detail under a...

    18. May 11, 2015

      Court finds Nomura and RBS misled investors

      A US judge ruled that Nomura and Royal Bank of Scotland had misled investors in mortgage-backed securities, the first court...

    19. May 11, 2015

      Wall St lobbyists fight retirement advice clampdown

      Wall Street lobbyists are seeking to shape a rule that threatens to overturn the $7.4tn-in-assets retirement savings...

    20. May 11, 2015

      Free Lunch: Women sheriffs of Wall Street

      Still on the beat Last week Elizabeth Warren, Mary Schapiro and Sheila Bair sat together on a stage at Harvard for a...

    21. May 8, 2015

      Comment: SEC should make spoofing focus of markets meeting

      Until recently US regulators had one story about the 2010 flash crash. It was in a report Securities and Exchange Commission...

    22. May 6, 2015

      US accused of destroying Banca Privada d’Andorra

      US authorities destroyed an Andorran bank by accusing it of money laundering without warning, lawyers for the controlling...

    23. May 3, 2015

      Global insurers should be supervised at scale

      As Warren Buffett hosted the jolly 50th anniversary shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha, Nebraska, this...

    24. May 1, 2015

      Exchanges need to balance policing and profitability

      Ordinarily, market abuse and manipulation cases take forever. More than five years after UK watchdogs dramatically raided...

    25. April 30, 2015

      Spare small US banks from Basel requirements, says Fed

      A top American bank regulator has said the US should explore ways to exempt its smallest lenders from the most complicated...

    26. April 29, 2015

      ‘Flash crash’ trader remains in jail after second court appearance

      The trader accused of playing a role in the “flash crash” of 2010 has appeared for a second time before a London court after...

    27. April 28, 2015

      Republicans attack new global insurance rules

      Global insurance rules face a revolt in the US as Republicans spearhead complaints that international regulators who they...

    28. April 24, 2015

      EU and US aim for May deal on derivatives clearing

      The two main regions for derivatives trading aim to harmonise industry rules in the coming weeks, settling a long-running...

    29. April 23, 2015

      ‘Flash crash’ arrest raises new questions

      The arrest on Tuesday of a trader from a London suburb on charges that he manipulated futures markets and contributed to the...

    30. April 22, 2015

      Hounslow was not origin of havoc in New York

      Here is what we know about US equity markets. First, they are large — the S&P 500 alone has a capitalisation of $20tn....

    31. April 22, 2015

      ‘Flash crash’ charges spark alarm over regulation of US markets

      A UK trader accused of contributing to the 2010 “flash crash” in equity markets began a fight against extradition on...

    32. April 22, 2015

      ‘Flash crash’ arrest puts heat on futures market

      When it comes to trading US equities, the solitary trader sitting at home has never been a match for a market dominated by...

    33. April 20, 2015

      British regulator challenges US over Berkshire scrutiny

      British regulators have challenged their US peers over their apparent reluctance to subject Warren Buffett’s Berkshire...

    34. April 20, 2015

      Volcker urges UK-style regulatory reforms

      Paul Volcker, former head of the Federal Reserve, has issued a radical call for the US to follow the UK’s lead by...

    35. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2015

      State Capitalism by stealth, the new 21st century economic reality

      Geo-economics was defined by its intellectual godfather, Edward Luttwak, as a contest defined by the grammar of commerce...

    36. April 15, 2015

      BNP Paribas allowed to manage US retirement funds

      The US Department of Labor will allow BNP Paribas to manage retirement plans, despite its record $8.9bn penalty and guilty...

    37. April 14, 2015

      Obama to remove Cuba from terror list

      President Barack Obama is to remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, in a move that will further...

    38. April 14, 2015

      DTCC finalises $400m equity capital raising

      The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, one of the world’s largest clearing and settlement houses, is finalising a...

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