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- Regulators on a rampage…from little or no regulation to dramatic over regulation
- Even more standardized IRS???
- KISS Chilton: The Understatement of the Millenium and “Crazy” Bart Rides Again….
- Nutty Professor and CNBC’s John Carney think drugs caused the financial crisis….
- It’s all about the decisions…
- Daniel Crowley on Regulators on a rampage…from little or no regulation to dramatic over regulation
- John on Regulators on a rampage…from little or no regulation to dramatic over regulation
- KISS Chilton: The Understatement of the Millenium and “Crazy” Bart Rides Again…. | | The OTC Space on KISS Chilton: The Understatement of the Millenium and “Crazy” Bart Rides Again….
- The week that was (issue of 2nd April 2013) | The OTC Space on It’s all about the decisions…
- Too much information… | Derivatives Ninja | The OTC Space on Too much information…
Author Archives: Noah
The WSJ reports, “Regulators are making it harder for J.P. Morgan to enter new markets or introduce new products, and they are preparing to hit the bank with more enforcement actions highlighting past missteps in the bank’s consumer operations. The … Continue reading
With the advent of Truex as Bill Hodgson skillfully blogs about here and the publication by ISDA and SIFMA of MAC (or “market agreed coupon”) IRS forms, are we moving even further away from a world in which bespoke derivatives play … Continue reading
Perhaps the most amusing thing about post-crisis financial reform (ok, it’s not that amusing, but then remember there is little amusing about regulatory reform), the Dodd-Frank Act and the CFTC is that no one has yet found a way to keep … Continue reading
BUT, hey, at least they’re not blaming derivatives! You have to read this story to believe it, but there is apparently a Professor named “Nutt” seriously advocating Wall Street cocaine abuse caused the financial crisis. Carney’s piece is a bit … Continue reading
It’s still Sunday, but I’ve finished my morning projects so I thought I’d take a quick break and grace you with a second post today before diving back into the mounds of paper staring at me. The WSJ recently reported … Continue reading
It’s a few minutes before 9am Sunday morning here in NYC and I’m about to dive back into a client project, which I promised for Monday open in another time zone… In any event, I thought I would take a moment to do … Continue reading
Enough already! Stop scapegoating the banks because derivatives buyers utterly failed to exercise proper diligence and completely shirked their responsibility to understand what they were buying
This piece in Bloomberg almost made me choke on my coffee this morning. Sell someone an interest rate swap that goes bad and you were at fault because the buyer miraculously didn’t understand that derivatives can result in losses as … Continue reading
Sometimes sorry just doesn’t cut it…Peregrine fraudster gets 50 years in jail for 20 years of fraud and tens of thousands of heartbroken customers…
Reuters reports that Wassendorf has been sentenced to 50 years in jail, which is apparently the maximum sentence for his nearly 20 years of fraud. I have just three questions: (1) How the hell did Peregrine’s DSRO miss 20 years … Continue reading
Uncertainty likely to continue for years: Sommers to resign from the CFTC; Mary Jo White to run the SEC
I did not always agree with Sommers’ views or the inflection points at which she chose to make certain stands, but I was always glad to know that there was at least one champion for a sensible approach to cross-border … Continue reading
On January 21st, The Wall Street Journal published an article describing a new investment strategy for pension funds, which involves using derivatives to leverage bond exposure so as to take advantage of the inverse movement of stock and bond prices—the … Continue reading