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Content tagged with Compliance posted in November 2008
Wall Street Rallies on Geithner Pick and Citigroup Bailout
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
As many have reported, Geithner is highly respected among Wall Street CEOs where he has been a key decision maker in the credit crisis, specifically in the sale of Bear Stearns.
Euroccp Adds Two New Participants
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
European Central Counterparty has approved Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB and Santander Investment Services S.A as new members.
Stratify’s e-discovery solution can now process 750,000 documents a day
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
With litigation and e-discovery requests expected to skyrocket on the shoulders of the current financial turmoil, Stratify announced enhancements to its Legal Discovery v8.0 service which it says will enable counsel to more efficiently handle fast-breaking investigations and optimize document review.
E-Discovery Requests Loom Large for Financial Services Firms
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
As the turmoil on Wall Street continues, a growing tide of litigation -- and e-discovery requests -- could engulf financial firms.
Don’t Leave Home Without ... Bank Status?
Commentary  |  11/17/2008  | 
The Federal Reserve's ill-conceived decision to provide bank's with anonymity makes the entire process less transparent and only further contributes to the industry's poor reputation and lack of investor confidence.
PWG Offers Initiatives to Strengthen OTC Derivatives Oversight and Infrastructure
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
Presidents Working Group rolls out compliance initiatives for over the counter derivatives market.
Regulators Place Hedge Funds on the Hot Seat
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
Hedge funds may see increased regulation in the future, as Congress is looking to act.
State of the Engineer: Immigration--The Reactionary Side Of Engineering
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
Fifteen of the 16 major broker-dealers have been quietly working to build an automated framework for collateral management. The group plans to roll out a messaging system for margin calls early next year.
Wall Street Taking A Closer Look at Collateral Management
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
The quiet backwater of collateral management has been stirred up by Bear Stearns' collapse, Lehman's bankruptcy, AIG's near-death and ongoing turmoil in the credit markets.
Why did Paulson Shift Bailout Focus? (video)
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
The Treasury realized it wasn't going to get bang for its buck, and it was going to be too complicated to do the auction procedure, say experts who discuss Paulson's decision in this MSNBC video.
AIG's Bailout Spend: Parties and Seminars, Okay?
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
Controversy is swirling again over whether AIG used some of the bailout money it received from Congress to entertain and conduct seminars for financial advisors that sell its products.
AIG's New Bailout Package: Banks Can Unload CDOs
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
To give you an idea of how complex this mess is and why it threatened the financial system, AIG wrote insurance (credit-default swaps) contracts on more than $400 billion of complex debt securities.
Will the Next Wall Street Be the Last?
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
The credit crisis is reshaping Wall Street as we know it. Will it rise to the challenge?
FRSGlobal Acquires SECAM
News  |  11/10/2008  | 
FRSGlobal expands its regulatory reporting software and expertise for securities firms.
Industry Survey Provides Insights on TARP
News  |  11/7/2008  | 
More than 400 firms' views of participation in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) revealed in survey.
Rubin, Volcker, Summers and Geithner on Short List for Obama's Treasury Secretary (CNBC)
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
The short list for Treasury Secretary in Barack Obama's administration include Robert Rubin, Paul Volcker, Lawrence Summers and Timothy Geithner.
Who Will President-Elect Obama Choose as Treasury Secretary?
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
Many expect Barack Obama's incoming administration will act quickly to name the next Treasury Secretary.
Relaxing Mark-to-Market Rules Is a Slippery Slope
Commentary  |  11/4/2008  | 
Mark-to-market accounting is critical to the valuation of profits, positions, net capital and, for that matter, bank solvency.
Creditex and Markit Determine Price of Lansbanki Subordinate
News  |  11/4/2008  | 
Debt to settle credit derivative trades in Europe's first credit event auctions.
Unknown Credit Default Data Could Inspire Regulators (audio)
News  |  11/4/2008  | 
The value of all the credit default swaps (CDS) could be $40 trillion or $50 trillion -- nobody knows for sure, so regulators may be shocked into action

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