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15 Apr 2014, 5:22 am by By CHAD BRAY
At a brief hearing in Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Danny Martin Wilkinson, Darrell Paul Read and Colin John Goodman only spoke to confirm their identities. [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 4:00 am by By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
Laurence D. Fink wrote that he planned to continue to use the firm's financial might in speaking out for investors on matters like corporate governance. [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 11:23 am by By ANTONY CURRIE
Despite Citi's strong earnings, the bank is trading at just 83 percent of its tangible book value, the only major financial firm currently stuck at less than its net worth, Antony Currie writes in Reuters Breakingviews. [read post]
12 Apr 2014, 8:20 am by By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
Pensions in multiemployer plans were once believed to be extremely reliable, but changing economic circumstances have left vulnerable the pools and the federal insurance plan meant to support them. [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 12:36 pm by djacobson
The Senate Economics Committee inquiry into the performance of ASIC has heard admissions of delays from ASIC’s Commissioners as well as a commitment to be more pro-active and transparent in responding to complaints.This video (3:11) from ABC’s The Business describes ASIC’s admissions as a mea culpa in relation to frauds by employees CBA’s financial planning arm and shows the Commissioners giving evidence.The post ASIC admits performance failures appeared first on Bright Law… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 7:58 am by By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
Shares in Ally opened at $24.25, or down 3 percent from the company's initial public offering price. Underwriters had already priced the stock sale at the low end of an expected range. [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 7:00 am by By DANNY HAKIM
Kamel Maamria's new fund will be one of relatively few based and focused on the Middle East, with offices in both Qatar and Dubai. [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 5:25 am by By CHAD BRAY
The Royal Bank of Scotland, which is 81 percent owned by the British government, has agreed to retire a financial structure that entitled the government to preferred dividends. The move opens the door to resume payouts to non-government shareholders. [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 5:49 pm by By WILLIAM ALDEN and SYDNEY EMBER
In the last six months, many of the major banks have instituted what amounts to a radically new policy of urging junior staff members to take a few days off a month, on the weekends. [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 2:37 pm by By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
Ally Financial, the onetime financing arm of General Motors, priced its initial public offering at $25 a share on Wednesday, in the lender’s latest effort to shed its status as a ward of the federal government. [read post]
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said that the bank “illegally charged” its customers for credit services that were not received. The bank was ordered to refund more than a million customers. [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 10:09 am by By ALEXANDRA STEVENSON
Sotheby's filed a presentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission that defends its board and attacks the record of the activist investor Daniel S. Loeb. [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 4:33 pm by By BEN PROTESS
James Kidney, a trial lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission, slammed colleagues for being "tentative and fearful." His frank remarks, made during his retirement speech, are drawing attention. [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 2:47 pm by By BEN PROTESS
Students at the University of Virginia Law School have challenged the Justice Department to unseal settlements with big banks and corporations. [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 11:30 am by By PETER EAVIS
A change requires banks to count a wider array of assets when calculating the leverage ratio, which could make the rule more onerous for those institutions that do a lot of Wall Street trading. [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 7:07 am by Editorial Board
On March 25, the Fed issued a report on the use of mobile phones to obtain financial services. Last year, 33 percent of all mobile phone users and 51 percent of smartphone users had used mobile banking. The most common mobile banking activities continue to be reviewing account balances, monitoring recent transactions and transferring money between accounts.  Press Release.  Report. [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 4:05 am by Mandelman
  Let the record show that I was just sitting here, minding my own business when I happened to read an article by Trey Garrison, Senior Financial Reporter for HousingWire, who says the White House is PLEASED by HAMP’s progress and its efforts related to housing. All I could think was… “Maybe it’s a different “White House?” In other words, I didn’t start this discussion… they did.  And by “they,” I mean those within the White… [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 1:44 am by By CHAD BRAY
John Vitalo, the Barclays chief executive for the Middle East and North Africa since 2009, will serve as group chief executive at Atlas Mara Co-Nvest, which is focused on investing in the African financial sector. [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 5:31 pm by By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The pact reached with 18 institutional investors called for the bank to make a binding offer to the trustees of 68 Citi-sponsored trusts that bundled some $59.4 billion in home loans. [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 9:24 am by By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN
A new dawn arises for Steven A. Cohen, as the embattled billionaire investor sees his once mighty SAC Capital Advisors officially make its debut as Point72 Asset Management. [read post]