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    Bonus Watch 2015: The Netherlands

    The Netherlands wants to introduce legislation that will cap bankers’ bonuses at 20% of their annual salary, a move that could lead to Dutch bankers facing one of the most stringent pay curbs in Europe amid public anger about compensation. Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Tuesday that the bonus cap should help curtail excessive […]

    / Nov 27, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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    SEC Proposes New Rule That Would Make Companies Disclose The Fact That CEO’s Make More In An Hour Than Rank And File Employees Make In 7 Lifetimes

    U.S. regulators proposed new rules Wednesday that would require public companies to disclose the pay gap between chief executives and rank-and-file employees, a controversial requirement that thrusts executive compensation into the spotlight. A divided Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-to-2 to float a less onerous measure than what the SEC was ordered to adopt in […]

    / Sep 18, 2013 at 2:36 PM
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    Nomura Shareholder Offers Novel Approach To Avoiding Bankruptcy

    Facilities that force employees to “hunker down.”

    Notice of Convocation of the 108th Annual Meeting of Shareholders [Nomura Holdings]

    / Jun 1, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    Vikram Pandit Wants To Crowdsource Bank Risk Management

    A thing you might want is for investors to be able to understand the financial situation of the companies they invest in. Traditionally, that is a thing that many people want, anyway.* Much of our system of corporate finance is dedicated to that and it mostly works okay. A place where it breaks down a […]

    / Jan 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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    Ratings Agencies Incentivized By Incentives, Part 2

    A thing about credit ratings is that issuers pay for ratings, and the issuers who pay more get better ratings. This is a problem that many people want to solve either by the obvious approach of having someone else pay for ratings or by the fancier approach of having issuers pay for ratings but not […]

    / Nov 18, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    Volcker Loves Volcker Rule

    Got to give it up for Volcker, who, despite growing uproar against his proposed eponymous rule, is soldiering on, saying it’s the best thing that ever happened since well, ever. Volcker is however getting increasingly frustrated and said he is “very disturbed” by the level of dysfunction in Capitol Hill and the Senate, and basically, […]

    / Feb 16, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    Barney Frank Not Too Excited About Volcker Proposal

    The Volcker Rule is not gaining popularity, with many people distancing themselves from the proposal- with Senator Dodd most recently saying the thing’s a bad idea. A source close to the matter tells us that now, chances for it to be enacted are getting very slim and that even Barney Frank is sort of, “not […]

    / Feb 3, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    Sheila Bair Not Yet Sure How She Feels About Obama Proposals

    SheBair is oddly pulling a Geithner, flip flopping around the prop trading ban proposal. Just like her nemesis, she’s adopting a “yeah, it’s a great idea but I don’t know” attitude toward Obama’s proposal. At Wednesday’s AIG hearing, Congressman McHenry asked Timmy G. how he could back the Volcker Rule while having said that he […]

    / Jan 29, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    What Did Tim Geithner Think Of The Obama Bank Plan?

    Sources tell us that Timmy is “not enthused” with the proposals, and getting “increasingly frustrated and overwhelmed.” But let’s actually put some words in the Treasury Secretary’s mouth. Paul Krugman will start: Various news reports that Tim Geithner is privately opposed to the new Obama bank plan — which isn’t that much of a surprise, […]

    / Jan 22, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    Volcker Rule: WTF?

    Now, you can think what you want about the Obama proposals, but there is something I find more than strange. What is happening about what caused the crisis in the first place and why is there no mention of it anywhere anymore in none on of the proposals? Maybe I missed something here, and maybe […]

    / Jan 22, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    The Obama Proposal

    Good timing for Goldman to hold its conference call early, ’cause no one is talking about them anymore. We knew it was coming, but Obama’s new restrictions on banks go beyond what was expected, sending bank stocks down. Taking the fight to another level, (and trust him, he will fight) Obama described proposed reforms that […]

    / Jan 21, 2010 at 2:49 PM

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